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Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives. One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. Sahana: A community manager’s task is varied.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

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THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives. One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. As working professionals and L&D personnel concerned with training and organizational learning, capability building and talent development, we cannot ignore the implications of this changing landscape.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules. I’m going to take a step back and examine the world we live in today and how the notion of work has changed.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Tom Spiglanin

I’m busy preparing for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) annual International Conference and Exposition (ICE) that starts tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Last year I was primarily focused on integrating informal and social activities into organizational learning programs. Things changed dramatically for me last year the moment I returned from the ICE. Things need to change, and she’s empowered me to change them.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

We just have to look around us and we will find umpteen examples of traditional operational and business models giving way to the innovative, agile and connected models of the 21st Century – AirBnB, Uber, Alibaba are poster kids on the block but there are many more coming up just waiting to disrupt the known ways of doing business. Those with a fixed mindset believe that intelligence is static, and this can become an obstacle to change in behavior.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

“ …changes in mindset are more important than changes in hardware or software. ” ~ Steve Denning. What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Agile and adaptable: Agility here is more than just adapting to change. In the age of disruptive tech, we must be able to foresee and change before the need to change arises.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I have been reading a spate of articles and posts related to the need for a change in the way organizations function. The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure.

Why your Business needs an LMS for Performance Support

ProProfs

Are you aware how do employees in an organization learn? The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development states that individuals acquire 70% of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others and a mere 10% from formal educational events. While businesses are investing time, money and effort to upskill their employees, but the harsh reality is – not all of the imparted knowledge is retained. Learning & Training

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. …for a ‘learning organization it is not enough to survive.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today.

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No Excuses

Tom Spiglanin

Sure, I have been very busy, but that’s really no excuse for not writing. Some of the most important learning for me happens after I hit the publish button when friends and colleagues around the world comment, share, tweet to me, or write via email or Facebook. Making oneself “vulnerable” by publishing publicly, whether it’s writing, video, art, or however you express your thoughts, is a great learning opportunity.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. for a ‘learning organization it is not enough to survive.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

It is no surprise that skills required to meet this changing trends are in woefully short supply. This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They are going to change the nature of organizations and the way work is perceived. Changing Corporate Culture.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

It is no surprise that skills required to meet this changing trends are in woefully short supply. It’s roughly estimated that only ” 20% of the workers will have the skills needed for 60% of the jobs (mostly because the job haven’t been invented yet) by the end of the decade. “ (Ref: [link] ) This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. Changing Corporate Culture.

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. Things certainly have changed a lot in that time. Fast forward to today… budgets and timelines are shrinking, your audience is global and change is a constant thing. Learn more about Dawn here.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. I arrived at these factors driving the change: 1. Business Strategy. Geographical Expansion Of Business. New Business Opportunities (which may lead to new skill development). Organizational Culture/Demographics.

How to speed up Knowledge Transfer  

Learning Wire

Is the pace of business really speeding up? The shareholders’ reports of companies in the S&P 500, FTSE 100 and DAX indexes illustrate the increasing pace of business by labels like “speed”, “fast”, “agile” and “disruption. In this global economy faced with turbulence and change Fortune 500 companies lose roughly “$31.5 billion a year by failing to share knowledge” ( Babcock , 2004). Your Knowledge Transfer benefits – a good case to invest?

Learning goes small, social, savvy

Origin Learning

The landscape of learning is rapidly changing. It is now the ‘pull’ time with smaller and speedier devices dictating the learning trends universally. ’ page in a learning solution could improve the sales performance of an individual. Such outcomes are possible by scouring the different learning platforms available today. The transitional phase of learning has altered the sphere of business and day-to-day lives.

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The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

Some of the most successful products from Google such as Google News, Google Earth, and Google Local were employee-initiated projects unrelated to its core business! Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! This is one of the most critical qualities that can help organizations succeed in rapidly changing business scenarios driven by disruptive technological advancements. 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation.

What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm. When George Siemens , Dave Cormier and Stephen Downes came up with the concept in 2008, they had a vision of how a “learning design” based on Connectivism could change the face of learning and collaboration. Most organizations (hopefully) have accepted that learning is crucial to their strategy for growth and performance, and if done right, has a direct impact on the bottom line.

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learning pulse

Xyleme

Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse February 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment eLearning Weekly : Blogging on the article “E-Learning NO How: 7 disastrous decisions sure to sink any e-learning implementation”. Will at Work Learning: Lists of Myths That the Business Side Has About Learning (according to learning professionals). Why Learning and Enterprise Content Management?

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations. What is Social Learning?

THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

Some of the most successful products from Google such as Google News, Google Earth, and Google Local were employee-initiated projects unrelated to its core business! Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! This is one of the most critical qualities that can help organizations succeed in rapidly changing business scenarios driven by disruptive technological advancements. 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation.

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

G-Cube

In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’. Instructor and peer interactions are the greatest strength of this type of learning.

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Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

1 – Importance of self organised learning. The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. N early 80% of respondents participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences; 66% participate in a professional community of colleagues and peers; 41% participate in groups to be seen as someone knowledgeable.” With whom do you learn?

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