Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Performance Improvement Blog

So I was intrigued to hear that IBM, a 100 year old, world-wide company of over 370,000 employees, is embarking on a culture change that is heavily dependent on learning. According to a column by Steve Lohr in the New York Times, IBM is seeking to reinvent itself as a “design thinking” company. Lohr writes: …the IBM initiative stands out. I’m sure IBM employees would have made this same argument prior to the design-thinking initiative.

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IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter

dVinci Interactive

Video interview with IBM Senior Program Manager, Global Skills Initiative. At IBM, you see in practice what many organizations describe as the future. At the conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Meg Petersen, an IBM senior program manager with the Global Skills Initiative. Meg connects this initiative with IBM’s business strategy. Under the Global Skills Initiative, IBM delivers training courses and content throughout the world.

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Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

CLO Magazine

We do witness differences in the way working men and women are perceived based on societal norms,” said Anita Guha, global diversity and learning as a service portfolio leader, IBM India Limited. To help its high potential women advance into senior executive roles, IBM has developed leadership development programs like Building Relationships and Influence, or BRI. Previously, the program ran in one business unit. Tags: female leaders , high potential , IBM.

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IBM: Driving Innovation

CLO Magazine

To stay on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, IBM leverages learning to continually hone global workforce skills. The company’s answer is to nurture a strong link between learning and business strategies. “Our learning interventions are fundamentally related to creating business impact,” said Frank Persico, IBM’s vice president of learning. IBM is already using predictive analytics in areas related to retention and sales productivity.

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investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. request, such as IBM or Microsoft. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. training data, you’d have had to pay a variable fee, with the potential for spiraling costs as your business. true business impact.

IBM Launches New Skills Programs

CLO Magazine

The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Source: IBM

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IBM Looks at Global Innovation

Kapp Notes

Recently, I got my hands on IBM's Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 In fact, you may want to check out a number of reports and ideas flowing at the IBM Innovation Web site. however] innovation in the realm of business processes, business models, and even management or culture is as important, if not more so." 329,000+ is the number of people who work at IBM. report. You want to do the same.

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Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

He let everyone know on his blog posting The i-web Singularity Redux that at Virtual Worlds III this week the announcement was made that Second Life has worked out a deal with IBM to move Second Life behind the IBM corporate firewall. If this can be a standard business practice for Second Life (living behind corporate firewalls) it is a removal of a huge obstacle for entry into 3D worlds for many industries like Pharmaceutical and Financial.

IBM Adopts Saba as its Learning Technology Partner

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

A very important partnership was announced today: IBM announced a major commitment to Saba as its primary learning management technology partner. Background on IBM’s Learning Platform Business: IBM has been in the corporate learning market for many years. Read more» The post IBM Adopts Saba as its Learning Technology Partner appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. Enterprise Learning HR Systems LMS, LCMS ibm lms Saba

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The Skills Of The Future Are Now Clear: And Despite What You Think, They’re Not Technical

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

This week IBM launched a significant study which looks at the real skills business leaders need over the next three years, and the results will surprise you. The research, which included surveys across 100 countries, found that approximately 120 Million professionals need to be reskilled to deal with AI and new digital business environments, and. Content Development Enterprise Learning Learning Culture academies ai capabilities capability academies ibm skills

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Here are five things/phenomenon that did not exist five years back (at least not in the way we know them today): IBM’s Watson, the AI driven robot that interacts with humans on human terms (in natural language). On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: IBM Opens Business Unit in Second Life

Kapp Notes

Well for one thing, IBM has just announced that it will open an Emerging Business Unit in Second Life. That's right a business unit designed to create value and wealth for the large company focused on, among other things, Second Life. Here is Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM's vice president of technical strategy and innovation talking to C/NET News about the opening of an IBM business unit focusing on Second Life.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? Some CEOs defined leadership as having business acumen, like setting a vision or achieving goals for a company. Similarly, an organization could filter for leaders who meet their business or financial goals, which means only leaders that prioritize those things would be promoted in the company.

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

After the crash of the dot com era in 2001, entrepreneurs were worried about the next big thing that would be basically the breakthrough technology to support business operations and decision making. Let’s scroll through some factors that determine successful business digitals: 1. IBM was stuck at one time losing shares to other companies like Intel & Dell, they re-engineered their whole company, its system, its offerings and its people in 2003 and 2004.

The Business Case for Online Training

Association eLearning

If that doesn’t help make the business case for online training, then let’s delve deeper into the reasons why your organization needs to implement eLearning. According to an IBM study for every dollar spent on training there is a return of $30 in productivity. Training employees online results in 26% higher revenue generated per employee (The Business Impact of Next Generation eLearning, 2011). After taking their training online, IBM saved around $200M (IBM Study).

IBM/Apple deal set to reshape office device use


IBM/Apple deal set to reshape office device use. IBM and Apple unite. One good way to predict the future of enterprise mobility is to figure out which hardware and software producers are making concerted efforts to win over the business community. Per recent announcements, Apple is entering such a phase, backed by industry titan IBM. Apple hardware, both smartphones and tablets, will now be the official home of the IBM MobileFirst Platform.

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Business Process, customer experience, IoT!

Origin Learning

Can IoT prove to be an integrating factor for diverse businesses in a dynamically-evolving digital environment? In such a scenario, “It’s important that leaders in more organizations investigate this incredible technology revolution and the impact it can have on their businesses,” opines Nicholas Butler, Senior Group Manager, Embedded Systems Product Marketing, National Instruments. IoT is all about re-imaging things: business process, customer experiences.

IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools

Tony Karrer

On ComputerWorld, ran into an article IBM: Tapping Employee Brain Power you may find the print version easier to read (and on one page). To help with that, IT rolled out in October 2004 a so-called jam ­â€" a worldwide brainstorming session that Truskowski describes as "a blog on steroids.” It drew ideas from 33,000 employees, and IBM later implemented the top 35 suggestions as determined by an employee vote.

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"IBM invests in business partners' training" (CNET News)

Mark Oehlert

IBM, which expects to unveil better-than-expected quarterly figures, has announced it will spend some of its cash on incentives to encourage some of its largest partners to invest more in training and other areas. On Wednesday, the company introduced a scheme to help its business partners who are cooperating on its New Enterprise Data Center strategy. Training as a competitive advantage.

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Connecting Learning and Development to Business Strategy

dVinci Interactive

In each case, these leaders have aligned their efforts with the business strategies of their organizations. Using the words of L&D leaders, this video demonstrates how learning and development impacts business strategy in leading organizations. Meg Petersen, IBM. The post Connecting Learning and Development to Business Strategy appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions.



Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Here are five things/phenomenon that did not exist five years back (at least not in the way we know them today): IBM’s Watson, the AI driven robot that interacts with humans on human terms (in natural language). On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” – Wikipedia. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions. For most organizations, creating an effective network of experts who share wisdom and execute business actions as a team requires a shift in organizational structure and culture as well as the adoption of a new type of technology. IBM built this idea into its model as early as 2005.

AI-as-a-Service: The Next Big Thing in Business Tech?

Talented Learning

Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. However, there’s a big difference between recognizing that AI is the future of business and actually implementing it successfully. For instance, 78% of organizations recently surveyed by McKinsey say that AI investments have generated significant or moderate business value.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Although the advent of e-technology in the late 1990s changed businesses into e-businesses, this was essentially about automating existing business thinking and practices. Although a “social business” is powered by new social technologies, it is not the technology itself that makes the difference, it’s not about layering social approaches on the old industrial age thinking, but a fresh, new mindset and approach to working and learning.

BCI Business Advancement Report

Beyond Campus Innovations

BCI Business Advancement Report. IBM found that 84% of employees in Best Performing Organizations are receiving the training they need, as opposed to 16% of employees in the worst performing companies. The post BCI Business Advancement Report appeared first on Beyond Campus Innovations. Closing the skills gap.

eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun


Initiatives like Deakin University and IBMs Watson project hint at how intuitive, continual learning technology can support us in ways we never thought possible (or, for those who are a little more paranoid, how it might become Skynet and wipe out humanity in a post apocalyptic Terminator like scenario!). When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules.

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Why Professional Training is important for your Employees AND your Business

Academy of Mine

Have you examined the impact that employee training has not only on your employees but on your business as a whole? Research continues to show that regular, ongoing employee training is good for both employees and for the businesses they work for. Take a look at these support stats to see why you should strongly consider investing in employee training for the betterment of your business: . Do you provide regular training to your employees?

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Top 10 Cloud Management Tools for Your Business

Hurix Digital

The cloud computing industry has been growing steadily over the years, and with its evolution, businesses are adapting and becoming more agile. There are various cloud management tools out there to choose from for your business, but here are the top ones. IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. Tom Werner points to some stats from a recent WSJ article that certainly provides some good corporate ammo: Everyone knows that IBM is a bellwether company in the use of technology for learning.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts" (NY Times)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking" and in related news Andrew Keen Goes Apoplectic » July 27, 2007 "I.B.M. Plan Ties Training and Accounts" (NY Times) ( link ) "I.B.M., Under the I.B.M. When anemployee leaves I.B.M., " How smart is IBM looking right now? July 27, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink Technorati Tags : IBM TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "I.B.M.

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Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Supercomputer’s Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those Implementing Enterprise Computer Software by Jon on March 1, 2011 in ERP Training , system implementation training IBM’s supercomputer Watson made big news last week by defeating two of the world’s best-ever Jeopardy contestants, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business , many people have asked for pointers to some of the most interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement. IBM’s 2012 CEO Survey of 1700 CEOs across the globe [released May 2012] tells many interesting things. From Harvard Business Review Analytics Services and SAS in The New Conversation: Taking Social Media from Talk to Action [pdf], June 2010.

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

While here in Australia social media is still something of a speculative direction for businesses – we are the fourth slowest adopters of social media for business – overseas it is already becoming part of mainstream business processes. Businesses are going social. And social means business. IBM, as of 2011, has over 130 communities of practice around the globe; with up to 198,000 employees using Facebook for business purposes.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

Main | "A Vision of Students Today" from the Creators of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" » October 19, 2007 Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM. The good news is that Second Life ne Linden Lab, has announced a partnership with IBM to "develop new technologies and methodologies based on open standards that will help advance the future of 3D virtual worlds."

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What Social Selling Can Do for Your eLearning Business

eLearning Brothers

Learning to establish your personal brand through authentic relationships with your followers can be the X-factor that transforms your business from meh to yeah. According to IBM, 55% of all buyers do their research by using social networks. Using social media to connect with potential learners on a more personal level is indispensable to business success in the current climate, as most of the key decisions are made online. LinkedIn: Get busy on LinkedIn.

Increase Revenue at Your Business with E-Learning


Now, we’re going to talk about more financial benefits businesses can reap by investing in e-learning software. Sending an employee or group of employees to an educational conference costs your business money – a lot of money. According to one case study: “After finding that up to 40% of its classroom training costs were spent on travel and lodging, IBM moved half of its training programs to an e-learning format.

What Exactly is Business Agility?

Rob Hubbard

Although this is a little strange, it’s probably not too far from the truth because business agility is indeed all about being flexible and adaptable; being able to adjust to changes in the business environment without wobbling or losing your balance. As IBM succinctly put it ‘to act with agility, organisations have to increase communication and collaboration, and improve decision-making processes’. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions.

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