Business Is Learning

CLO Magazine

Now before we go too far, I am not saying corporate learning should ignore the business outcomes of what you do. Perform sophisticated statistical modeling, use a regression analysis and continue to do all the things a modern data-driven business function should be expected to do. Furthermore, I am not arguing you should ignore traditional learning metrics like completion and satisfaction. What is the killer app for business in the 21st century? It is business.

How to Build a Business Case for Learning Technology | A Business Value Flowchart


They show impact by comparing behavior (or other metrics) before and after live or virtual classes, online courses, or longer-term development programs. Meanwhile, IT and finance executives already have a well-established toolkit for evaluating technology investments. But it also includes some metrics you might not know, like payback period , total cost of ownership (TCO), net present value (NPV), and internal rate of return (IRR).

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Return on Intangibles

Jay Cross

Simply this: Because knowledge has become the single most important factor of production, managing intellectual assets has become the single most important task of business.”. That’s why Return on Intangibles is the most important metric in the CLO’s toolkit. When I attended business school in the seventies, nobody had this anomaly figured out. Business people love the security of firm numbers: they feel objective, even when they’re not the right numbers.

Learning Performance Business Talent Focus

Tony Karrer

Business – Responsible for ensuring that business objectives are met. In this case, I've had a bunch of conversations around the Business of Learning and this model is somewhat falling out from the discussions. Separation of Performance and Business Focus?

Exceptions are the new normal

ID Reflections

“Exceptions are the shadow economies of firms today and isfertile ground for social business solutions, which thrive in anexception-driven environment…” ~John Hagel : [link] In today’s work environment, exceptions and not rote taskrule. Exceptionsencountered are solved by people bringing not a hammer for the nail but abagful of toolkits, problem solving skills and an open mind. Strategy exception handling Trust Organization social business

Getting Started With Learning Data and Analytics

CLO Magazine

Data is a powerful tool in the CLO’s toolkit, but figuring out how to start using it can be overwhelming. Look for a low friction path to a quick win, even if the metrics don’t seem impactful yet. Establish a baseline and watch how the metrics change over time.

How to Support Culture and People during Learning Transformation


We also created employee toolkits to help apply the new vision. If we remain focused on incidental training, we will only be reacting to problems and will never be able to grow our business. What was the purpose of the employee toolkit? The toolkit served as a job aid for the deployment efforts to ensure whichever channel we used to contact our dealers, we were effectively communicating our direction and showing its value. Up Next: Metrics, Results & What’s Next.

Workplace Learning 2025 – Lighting the fire of learning

Learning Pool

So says Maria Ho, associate director of research at the talent development organisation ATD, who notes that PDPs are a “best practice we have identified as being associated with business and learning success”. Although Mr Gosling believes a more user-friendly approach, such as gamification, may earn its place in the L&D toolkit of the future, he believes the notion of playing games at work is still a stumbling block for many corporates. Six Part Series: Workplace Learning 2025.

How to Run a Profitable WordPress LMS Agency with Marcel Petitpas from Parakeeto


Marcel and Chris dive into what many course creators and online business owners in general do wrong that often ends with them getting blindsided from projects that require more work/time/money than they had originally accounted for. I had two business partners.

Webinar recap: Analyst insights on changes in software sales and 7 tips for virtual success


Over the past ten weeks, Constellation Research has held hundreds of calls with chief execs about what to consider in their business response to the coronavirus. His presentation covered such critical areas as people and processes and how they interact, economics of business models, how technology and legislation can impact business and more. 9 Metrics to Help You Build a More Effective Sales Engineering Team.

5 L&D considerations for returning to the workplace


Your management likely has new things to consider and be trained on, such as new processes and procedures related to health and safety, changing business priorities, and a schedule to safely return employees to work. . BUSINESS STRATEGY. Have business goals, focus or strategies changed? From staying healthy at work, best practices for safe business travel, to collaborative working with virtual teams, your workforce can return to the workplace more prepared and knowledgeable.



Modern learning strategies should be a flexible roadmap focused on the key metrics that drive your business. In our recent webinar on Training Industry, I spoke with Rich Baron, Executive Director, Human Pharma Training & Development at Boehringer Ingelheim on how a well-designed learning strategy drives business success. Rich Mesch: The first one is that the needs of the business come first. What does the Modern Learning strategy toolkit look like?

Top tips from industry experts to maximize learning success in 2020


Are they, as a result, having an impact on their business? Is Elucidat, through these learners, supporting transformational business change? . Historically, the business determines that training is needed and L&D then acts as the order-taker.

To Enhance Sales Performance, Support ?Cool Tools? with a Sound Strategy


This week’s post is a recap of Mike Kunkle’s recent webinar: From Sales Enablement to Sales Performance – Moving the Needle on the Metrics That Matter. Certain toolkits allow sales reps, with help and supervision from a manager, to practice recently acquired skills during customer calls.

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Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

This session will fill up your toolkit with the things you should have learned long ago, but never bothered to because the software is pretty easy to start using, so that’s what you did: you just started using it. They’ve always been an important part of your business.

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Action Mapping Instructional Design & Learning Evaluation


As we covered in the ADDIE model , it’s important to stay aligned with the business goals and outcomes as you develop and deliver learning. Everything Supports the Business Goal. We’ll cover defining good business goals and identifying actions later in this series.).

Why microlearning is not just about mini training videos

Ed App

Microlearning via platforms such as EdApp tap into an engagement toolkit, from gamification to interactive social learning features that include peer-to-peer discussions and self-authoring. Responsiveness in the form of real-time feedback and progress metrics ensure that the ‘learning loop’ is not left unfinished. How to Help Your Employees Learn from Each Other’ Harvard Business Review , 8 November 2018, available online, [link] retrieved 13 May 2020.

Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople


We talked about what CLOs can learn from product designers, how to show the value of L&D by linking it to business impact, and Paul shared a number of resources and insights that have helped him develop his quite unique perspective on learning at scale. But for me, one of the most exciting projects I’m working on is how we use Elucidat , how we use our training platform to provide what we’re calling home training toolkits. So, how do we understand business problems?

Using the NPS to Evaluate and Improve Employee Training


The Net Promoter Score or NPS is a loyalty metric that’s usually associated with a customer’s satisfaction with a product or a service. The NPS measures customer satisfaction and predicts business growth. They may even damage your business’s growth with negative word of mouth .

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Microsoft Excel: Easier to Learn Than Ever Before


No matter where you fall or plan to fall on Excel’s utilization spectrum, it is of cardinal importance that you have proper guidance in order to witness how you can use Excel to leverage your professional toolkit. The hundreds of formulas that excel offers range from basic organization tools like the COUNTIF and SUMIF functions to formulas designed to derive key metrics in statistical analysis. Left eLearning Business Skills Posts Employee Development

Before, after, and beyond: why in 2014 we need to ‘design the complete experience’

Saffron Interactive

It’s a fantastic toolkit for learning professionals who want to design programmes which make a genuine business impact. Those tools can be summarised in the six disciplines, as follows: Define Outcomes in Business Terms. In fact, the framing principle means that we need to seek out these powerful influencers earlier, and involve them in our business communications. Recently I’ve been rereading The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning , first published in 2006.

6 Training Trends for 2018 (and 3 you’re still not doing right)


So, here are 6 training trends you can get on board with now to improve your training toolkit in 2018. #1 Instead, it’s about being a critical thinker, a motivated learner and an effective collaborator to further the business. ”. Instead, it’s about being a critical thinker, a motivated learner and an effective collaborator to further the business.”. While measuring the effectiveness of your training is important, it’s a complex metric. Save the Date.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

76% said L&D was not critical to business outcomes. Altimeter Group defines digital transformation as: “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.”* The input may be establishing social learning networks; the output is improvement in the business overall. Let’s go up to a balcony overlooking a model of your business.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Success metrics for learning will be based on content access, views, involvement and downloads. What if you are still in the content creation business? This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

Participants will learn how to: Determine when team coaching is beneficial Develop basic and sustained team coaching approaches Utilize the best tools and techniques for team coaching Measure the results of team coaching Take part in this webcast to dig deeper into the benefits and challenges of team coaching and how to make this practice an important part of your toolkit. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will be key to business success.

47 books sales teams should have on their shelves


John Livesay uses his experience from his award-winning sales career at Conde Nast to help businesses understand the value of storytelling. Sales 101: From Finding Leads and Closing Techniques to Retaining Customers and Growing Your Business, an Essential Primer on How to Sell , by Wendy Connick. The Power of Consistency: Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals , by Weldon Long. Not only in business, but also in life.

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Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. Discuss how to correlate learner engagement with other critical organization metrics to tell an important story about the value of L&D investments. Provide guidance on how to talk with your business leaders and other stakeholders about learning and argue “table stakes, not sweepstakes.” What should an organization have in its toolkit? What metrics for training ROI do you use?

The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts


I know this sounds obvious, but too often I hear learning impact measured in business KPIs. I think Bots will be a valuable addition to our digital toolkit to support, encourage and keep people on track with applying their learning. I’d like us to ditch happy sheets and start tracking useful data and metrics. Not every team will feel that they have the type of metrics they need, nor the resources available to find or create them.

Listen: Vulcan’s Tim Mulligan talks about how companies can teach employees to be happier, healthier and more resilient

CLO Magazine

It’s our role as leaders in the business world to create an environment that is realigning conditions in a way that people are able to balance the stress level, be productive, to leave work every day knowing you got a lot of stuff done and to look forward to coming back to work the next day,” Mulligan said. We hear a lot about grit, resilience and adaptability in business today. ” But instead getting ahead of it and having this toolkit of resiliency there.

Free L&D webinars for February 2018

Limestone Learning

The webcast will explore trends in key learning metrics, including: Direct learning expenditure The average number of training hours used by employees What methods of training companies are using Content areas that companies are focusing on Whether companies are using on-the-job learning. Plus, get a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick-start your efforts. Where are the performance results you promised the business?

Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

Learn a fresh approach that focuses on open technology, flexibility, and value generation that’s truly aligned with your business needs. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Using Learning to Improve Customer Experience Improving the customer experience is the number one business priority. Thursday, April 4, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Building a Business Case for Advancing Women in Technology Leadership Almost all organizations have women working in technical roles.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

But organizations that appreciate and recognize their employees—not just for blockbuster achievements but for meaningful efforts and results—get better business results than organizations that don’t, according to Brandon Hall Group research. This webinar is designed to inspire organizations to do a better job of recognizing and appreciating their employees—because it is the right thing to do, and it makes business sense. Key objectives: Identifying business goals and initiatives.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

Not just because that’s good for business, but also because continuous improvement is the key to keeping today’s employees focused and motivated. If you’ve been looking for a way to empower leaders to make better business decisions, this session is not one to miss. Performance often translates to the work environment and employees contribute to achieving business goals. How can we build business acumen, a growth mindset and emotional intelligence across functional areas?

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

But every video your business creates will need to be stored somewhere—where exactly you choose to share your recordings will make a big difference to what your team can do with those videos and how your business may leverage them in the future. When West Marine looked at its business performance data, senior leaders knew the company had to change so it could thrive in a new retail environment. How to communicate a roadmap for future talent and skills to business leaders.