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. Lohr writes: …the IBM initiative stands out.

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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. Meg connects this initiative with IBM’s business strategy. The VARs provide the training along with the IBM solutions.

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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. Previously, the program ran in one business unit. By Arva Shikari.

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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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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

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 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. 329,000+ is the number of people who work at IBM.

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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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Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Trivantis

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. As social networks progress and online social learning grows in popularity, the need to implement social learning technologies within business settings becomes increasingly prevalent. Social Learning and Social Business.

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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.

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.

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. 11% believe the use of social media for business purposes is a passing fad.

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.

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. 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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Business Process, customer experience, IoT!

Origin Learning

Can IoT prove to be an integrating factor for diverse businesses in a dynamically-evolving digital environment? IoT is all about re-imaging things: business process, customer experiences. The post Business Process, customer experience, IoT!

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.

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/Apple deal set to reshape office device use

Aptara

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.

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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. Reward expert contributions for the team’s resolution of critical business issues.

Invest in your business, invest in your staff

Yarno

We didn’t just read the article, however, we also decided to delve into to hard facts and stats on the actual relationship between investment in staff training, and the overall benefits to the business. And all businesses have one huge cost looming over them: staff.

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

Learnnovators

In his spare time Arun runs a blog about the neuroscience of learning & creativity entitled ‘ Your Incredible Brain ’; is an award winning fiction writer; an avid cartoonist; and is currently developing an app business to be launched in 2016.

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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.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy!

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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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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. So whilst e-business is about automation, social business is about innovation.

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. LinkedIn: Get busy on LinkedIn.

The College Oversell Crisis

CLO Magazine

In Colorado, CareerWise, a nonprofit partnership between business, government and education, places high school students two days a week with an apprenticeship site where they learn about career paths such as advanced manufacturing, financial services and business operations.

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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.

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Increase Revenue at Your Business with E-Learning

LearningZen

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.

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.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0 Business business exceptions Conference Board connected company Deloitte great innovation debate IBM informal learning institutional social media John Hagel John Seely Brown JP Rangaswami know how knowing who Knowledge Creation Knowledge Management pods podular design Richard Adler social learning social media institution social software

Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 , ). One of his companies - Gluecode - was sold to IBM for a pretty good price. Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks. However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license.

eLearning’s Staggering Growth Due to ROI Benefits for Business

eLearning Narrators

Interestingly, the arena that has adopted and fostered the meteoric rise of e Learning is not the realm of academia, but the domain of business. Knowledge powers business. However, if business growth in the last five years is any indication, that number may be conservative.

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): 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.

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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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On the Roots of Social Computing

Skilful Minds

Innovation Social Business Design Web 2.0 Experience Design IBM Mads Soegaard Rob Kling social business social computing Social Media social network social softwareI recently received an invitation from Mads Soegaard, Editor-in-Chief at Interaction-Design.org to offer those who read this blog an early view of a new chapter on Social Computing in their encyclopedia.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

In this third part of our series of behind-the-scenes posts, we’ll be interviewing Simon Birt, a recent addition to the eFrontPro team, who is in charge of the product’s global business development.

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