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. I only want to say these do not invoke the complete picture. The business model and operating principles in today’s organizations hinge on “making” profit through the deft use of limited resources in an organized manner.

Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

WalkMe Training Station

The first article was “ How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” . Organizational learning allows for teams to learn exactly what is relevant to their specific tasks and specialties while other information they do not need is given to the individuals and teams that need it, with some Venn overlap between for cooperation. In other words, how can organizations create a business culture that encourages learning and development?

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The Business of Development

CLO Magazine

How does someone who went to college to become a high school math teacher end up leading learning at Nordstrom? Jesse Schlueter, vice president of learning and leadership for Nordstrom, leverages her passion for numbers in her role managing the development of the retail giant’s 72,000 employees. Jesse is a very business-oriented leader,” said Christine Deputy, chief human resources officer at Nordstrom and Schlueter’s direct supervisor. Pivoting to Learning.

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Approach. Learning Aids or additional learning processes.

70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Approach. Learning Aids or additional learning processes.

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.”

Learning and Performance Improvement in 2013

The Performance Improvement Blog

Charles Jennings offers this picture for the year: A confluence of technology and improved connectivity, increasing pressures for rapid solutions and better customer service, and demands for higher performance, will force the hands of many HRDs and CLOs to refocus from models of ‘extended formal training’ to place technology-enabled, workplace-focused and leader-led development approaches at the core of their provision. Increasingly, workers will learn their jobs by doing their jobs.”

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

And the girl said, ‘I’m drawing a picture of God.’ We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. In this regard, it is inspiring to see many models (such as SOLE from Sugata Mitra) coming up, which call for a new way of thinking about learning and education.

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Social Collaboration Techniques to Enhance Learning

Origin Learning

Applied to the context of learning, collaborative learning is an approach which enhances people’s social skills by making them more receptive to others’ ideas, while promoting healthy competition. It has been found that small and mid-sized groups that work together to achieve defined learning outcomes/goals build trust and open the gates for better communication. . Needless to say, technology is a boon to collaborative learning.

Social Collaboration Techniques to Enhance Learning

Origin Learning

Applied to the context of learning, collaborative learning is an approach which enhances people’s social skills by making them more receptive to others’ ideas, while promoting healthy competition. It has been found that small and mid-sized groups that work together to achieve defined learning outcomes/goals build trust and open the gates for better communication. Needless to say, technology is a boon to collaborative learning.

What do we know and how do we know it?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Surveys say that only 30% of employees are engaged in their work, 54% of employees are likely to look for a different job as the economy improves, and 96% of CEOs believe their companies should be doing more to measure the business impact of learning and development programs. That kind of data, as Paulos suggests, cannot give us an accurate picture of the complexity of human behavior and the situations in which people find themselves.

Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 33 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 33 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you want to communicate with business leaders about the value of learning programs or technology, training ROI can be a powerful tool. Ajay is an accomplished author , instructor and consultant with credentials in both finance and learning.

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Thinking Strategically

Clark Quinn

Optimal execution, the result of formal learning, is only the cost of entry, and continual innovation will be the necessary element for organizations to thrive. People are learning on their own more and more. The first is that courses go from an event model to an approach that better reflects how we actually learn. Note that this is a first step out of the comfort zone, as it means engaging with our stakeholders, the business units we are tasked to assist.

On Talent Development Reporting principles

Matrix

Have you learned anything new today? How much have you learned since you had your morning coffee? And that’s one of the problems corporate L&D faces – accounting for how much employees have learned and, more importantly, how well. Obviously, this includes learning.

3 Reasons Your L&D Tools Aren’t Fit For Today’s Workforce

Docebo

Learning and development tools aren’t keeping up with the needs of today’s digital workforce and it’s impacting how organizations function and how employees build their careers. . The findings paint a vivid picture of why learning and development tools are failing to hit the mark and the consequences of this. . The interactions we have with technology in our personal lives are influencing what we now expect in our professional lives and learning tools are no different.

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How “Learning Organizations” Beat Natural Selection

WalkMe Training Station

Perhaps no greater factor to determining organizational success in recent years is the ability of an organization to recognize business challenges and adapt, that is, to make the necessary changes to help foster growth and higher performance. Organizational Learning. This all begins with organizational learning, which refers not only to the acquisition of new knowledge, but also an increase in the ability to apply new knowledge to improve performance.

#ICELW Opening Keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth "The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal"

Learning Visions

Clark We need to make the technology invisible –so we can concentrate on the learning. Steve shows this great cartoon from circa 1900, showing the illustrator’s idea of Learning in the year 2000– kids sitting at a desk, books being poured into a grinder. He thought that learning would no longer be about instruction. Age and generations—these are NOT the issue—it’s context (he shows a picture of a kid reading a newspaper next to his grandfather on his computer).

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Kapp & Driscoll nail Learning in 3D

Clark Quinn

Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll have launched the age of virtual worlds in organizational learning by providing a thorough overview in their new book Learning in 3D. Replete with conceptual models to provide structure to the discussion as well as pragmatic guidance to how to design and implement learning solutions, this book will help those trying to both get their minds around the possibilities and those who are ready to get their hands dirty.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

The goal is to establish an overall picture of the current place of corporate MOOCs, where they are likely headed, and the challenges they may face on the way. Pepperdine University professor Mark Allen has defined a corporate university as “an educational entity that is a strategic tool designed to assist its parent organization in achieving its mission by conducting activities that cultivate individual and organizational learning, knowledge, and wisdom.”

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. The State of Learning and Development 2014: Coming of Age,” a study from Brandon Hall, revealed that less than 18 percent of organizations reviewed or revisited their learning and development strategies at least annually over the past five years and 28.8

A chief of learning and positive thinking

CLO Magazine

Mara didn’t begin life planning to shake up the corporate world of learning and development. Like many learning leaders, she initially planned to become a teacher like her mother and father. That’s where Mara discovered her talent for leadership and corporate learning.

From UX to LX, the new role of instructional designers

Matrix

Transformation is something that learning specialists and instructional designers have had to deal with for the better part of the last two decades. Their learning needs and gaps are obviously immensely diverse, as well. Read more: I am a Learning Architect – is that even a thing?

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What are the Future Trends in eLearning? – Expert Interview

WalkMe Training Station

Eran Gal is the owner of Workplace Learning & Performance Support and a thought leader in learning trends. At DevLearn, he spoke about integrating formal and informal learning with performance support solutions. He sat with me for a short interview and shared with me his thoughts and insights about the present and the future of Learning and Development (L&D). Any online learning experience gained (watching a video, reading an article, etc.)

Drilling employee engagement up with a good learning strategy

Matrix

Ask any CEO about the importance of learning in the organization and the answer will be: it is nothing less than great. It’s commonly acknowledged that L&D is crucial in any business, that it can drive positive results, innovation and higher employee engagement rates. Learning is a continuous process and even with so many possibilities for getting information, good structure is still needed. Read more: 3 Steps towards a continuous learning culture.

What Can We Gain From Using the Arts in Training

Training Industry

This process involves not analysis but synthesis – seeing the big picture, crossing boundaries and being able to combine pieces into an arresting new whole. A 2005 Journal of Business Strategy article noted, “In recent years, there has been a remarkable growth in the use of arts programs by businesses to meet a wide range of their organizational learning and employee training needs. There have been many takes on the arts’ place in business.

Your LMS is NOT a Learning Strategy

Convergence Training

A learning management system (LMS) is a great tool for compliance and workforce learning. It’s not a silver bullet, it won’t address every learning challenge your organization faces. But don’t think that getting an LMS is the same as having a learning strategy. Because your organization needs to develop, implement, and maintain a learning organization–and an LMS can be a tool that helps your organization act our your learning strategy.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Each area is critical today in building an organization and an organizational culture that will not only attract the best employees but will also provide them with the necessary platform to give their best. While we (L&D) keep talking about complexity and ambiguity and enabling learners to acquire the skills of "learning how to learn", we know that we need to transform and redefine ourselves and our role in the organization to add value to business.

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Shifting perspectives

Clark Quinn

In the Internet Time Alliance chat, yesterday, we were discussing the apparently difficultly some are seeming to have with the necessary mind shifts to comprehend the benefits of social media for organizational learning. Whatever skills are needed are brought in or identified and the learning unit develops it. There’s a direct relationship between the specific skills and the impact on the business. The Learning Unit.

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Why the 70:20:10 model works for online training

Matrix

Learning doesn't just happen in schools, it is a continuous act that happens every day and stretches throughout our entire lives. Since more and more of today’s work is knowledge-based, active adults know that sometimes it is impossible to separate learning from work. Continuous learning at work is not only necessary, but vital to the development of the organization. Businesses now realize they can only improve their performance through their employees’ performance.

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Understanding the Role of Training in the Extended Enterprise

Litmos

The question then becomes, what are the implications for learning in the extended enterprise? It was about learning together. This provides a clear roadmap for other organizations and therefore a clear path for Learning & Development (L&D). So, one of the clear implications is sharing learning. The broader picture is about helping everyone understand each other’s perspectives. For many products and/or services, organizations provide learning about them.

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. That’s an antiquated notion in today’s information-everywhere reality that makes it easier than ever for adults to direct their own learning. Other questions could follow: How do you keep your learning up to date? With whom do you learn?

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The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. Use this as a valuable resource to successfully initiate a learning analytics approach within your company. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. How to use learning analytics for evaluation. How to implement learning analytics in your organization.

Carnary Wharf Meeting on the future of learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Yesterday a dozen senior learning professionals met for four hours in the board room at Thomson Reuters in London. We came together to discuss the future of organizational learning, given such factors as: * economic slowdown and corporate reconfiguration. convergence of knowledge, knowledge work, and learning. The group expects to pick up the discussion at Learning Technologies 2009 in London next month, perhaps continuing our talks in a public fishbowl context.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

Adobe Captivate

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost learning. According to the 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development, we learn: 70% from on the job experiences (experiential learning). 20% from interactions with others (social learning).

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

EI Design

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost learning. According to the 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development, we learn: 70% from on the job experiences (experiential learning). 20% from interactions with others (social learning).