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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. She blogs at www.sahanac.com on topics related to the future of work, the shifting digital trends, and their deep impact on how we will work, learn and live in the future.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

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The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here. However, this HBR article takes a different view of automation and digitization of work, going beyond the gloom and doom mindset. 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.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

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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. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

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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. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

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Dion Hinchcliffe in “ What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? “, mentions working out loud as one of the “ genuinely transformative new digital skills ”, and as seen in the diagram below, it heads the list of critical skills for a digital workforce. 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.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

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This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

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They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

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Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences.

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THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

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They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Gautam Ghosh’s post on How Organizational Culture is the Key to Social Business Success is a succinct summary of the key points.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

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It might encompass the entire process one followed when managing client expectation or the approach one took to learn about sketch-noting and implement the learning. I have tried to combine a couple of blog posts into these presentations: L&D Re-imagined – 21st Century Workplace Learning and Community Management – Towards a Learning Organization. I find various boards on topics as disparate as social business to visual thinking very useful.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

ID Reflections

This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

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. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Learning Management Systems Flash Technology - Best of eLearning Learning

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The Business Case for Measurement of Learning Thursday, August 06, 2009. Realism also adds credibility to a training course, which is quite important to the busy, cynical, or tired employee. Personal in Personal Knowledge Management - eLearning Technology , July 22, 2009 Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold’s PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? Digital Natives?

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

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I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. The mid-1990s saw a knowledge-sharing culture at E&Y that guided behaviors, activities, and goals and was viewed as a competitive advantage.

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The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

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Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 PKM in 2013. The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge. How writing a blog can make you a better manager.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

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PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Social Media for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , March 30, 2010 Lot s of information on different social media tools that knowledge workers should know about. It is imperative that an assessment item actually measure knowledge and potential performance. PKM (10).

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

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Even in organisations where L&D priorities are closely aligned with business priorities there’s plenty of head-room for improvement. If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. Free as in Freedom , April 15, 2010 A few days back I was witness to a debate where we were discussing if the choice of tools really mattered when selecting a knowledge platform. Best of eLearning Learning.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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Virtual Team Management - ID Reflections , March 8, 2010 I recommend this simulation to all those who either are handling a globally distributed team or a project, and to all managers who feel that effective communication is one of the keys to business success. Social snake oil - Learning and Working on the Web , March 1, 2010 Knowledge management (KM) was a most promising field until it was hijacked by software vendors who were selling IT systems for six figures.

So many thoughts, so little time

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Why Ideals are the New Business Models - HarvardBusiness.org , March 13, 2009. How to get students to find and read 94 articles before the next class - Digital Ethnography , January 28, 2009. Gurteen Knowledge-Log , January 2, 2009. Sense-making with PKM , March 12, 2009. What’s Next After Knowledge Management? Ten Important Business Trends , May 12, 2009. The Community Manager , March 9, 2009.

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Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

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PKM in 2013. The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge. How writing a blog can make you a better manager. ‘I often think back to my days as a line manager. have an iPad but wouldn’t dream of using it for research, note taking, writing or business. 5 characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work JANE HART | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

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Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Tim Ferriss On How To Start Your Million Dollar Side Business MARCIA CONNER (FC) | FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012. From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management JANE HART | SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012.

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How to make the most out of a conference

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When I was invited to kick off last week’s AITD National Conference by hosting a breakfast session about Personal Knowledge Management, the last thing I wanted to do was deliver a traditional presentation. Given the massive scope of PKM, I needed to narrow my focus. After agonising over the problem for almost a full minute, it dawned on me that the immediate relevance of PKM to the conference attendees lay in how they were going to make the most out of said conference.