Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. So it’s plausible that you’d want to change, and if you do, you’d like to know how it’s going. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning!

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down.

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Organization Culture Change

The Peformance Improvement

In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?”

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Peformance Improvement

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

Imagine a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

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Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. Cultures are developed and do change.

Hiring for a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

One of the keys to creating and sustaining a learning culture is hiring people who are continuous learners and who help others learn continuously. Edgar Wilson, in a post on e.Mile , writes that a “healthy” learning culture has four features: . How do you hire for a learning culture?

Organization Culture Change: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

The Peformance Improvement

Contrary to popular belief, organization culture can be changed, if only leaders put their minds to it. Some executives try to sidestep culture by arguing that the culture in their organizations can’t be changed. Culture is difficult to change but not impossible.

Mobility and Organisational Culture and Environment

Upside Learning

While technology keeps changing, people don’t – or at least, not at the same pace. Mobile Learning learning culture mobile learning benefits Mobility organisational cultureMobility is powered by technology. There are going to be very rare times that technology and people move neck and neck, in sync. (If If you get that, end of post – have a nice day!) In the course of our […].

Culture Change Can Stick

The Peformance Improvement

Lasting culture change is possible in organizations that have lost their way if they focus on current successes and start small. Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen, and Caroline Kronley titled, Cultural Change That Sticks: Start With What’s Already Working.

The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

Learning Rebels

“The millennial generation requires belonging to an organization where a strong learning culture is present.” What I can’t agree with, is that having a culture of learning within an organization is because of a “new generational requirement.”

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Peformance Improvement

If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. In January 2016 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine , Kate Iverson quotes Dearborn: Justifying and inciting change in an engineering organization like SAP requires hard metrics.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Peformance Improvement

The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce.

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The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

I believe the L&D function has a fiduciary obligation to the organization’s culture, its purpose and overarching future. The L&D profession has to become an instigator, a leader and a catalyst for culture change. The organization is in need of a culture change leader.

The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The first point for leaders is to use data and focus on culture.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a subtle yet powerful distinction that occurred to me as I absorbed the core reading for Week 1 of The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course; namely Daniel Chandler’s Technological or Media Determinism. Guns don’t kill people. People do.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a subtle yet powerful distinction that occurred to me as I absorbed the core reading for Week 1 of The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course; namely Daniel Chandler’s Technological or Media Determinism. Guns don’t kill people. People do.

Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

Nick Leffler

Changing our thought process from learner to something else is an important change to also drive the change from Learning & Development to Training & Development (or something else?). Lastly, I’ve thought a lot about the difference between a training culture and a learning culture. Other benefits from a name change are that learning may be less seen as being owned by one department. A training culture is and that's what L+D does.

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

Higher Education institutions have resisted change, and for good reason. In order to compete with these “schools”, change at the margins will not be enough; colleges and universities need transformation. Leadership Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork

Culture Change is More Than Skin Deep

The Peformance Improvement

The new Pope appears to have made culture change top on his list of priorities. These are signs that Pope Francis is taking steps to change a historically secretive institution; one that has recently suffered from leaked internal documents that imply palace intrigue.

Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

In a discussion started by Camilla Keen on LinkedIn, she asks, “In order to find out and evaluate if a company has an effective learning culture, what would be your top ten questions?” These are my top ten but not my only questions for a company that wants to evaluate its learning culture.

10 Steps For Growing Your Learning Culture

ej4 eLearning

Learning cultures don’t just appear out of nowhere; they take time to cultivate. The habits of your employees have to be changed at the same time you are changing the attitudes of your managers and the policies of your company or unit. Such wholesale change does pay off , however. Growing a learning culture can be its own challenge. Know what kind of learning culture you already have. Promote learning as part of the leadership culture and development.

Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

The understanding, both of the world and of the tool, continually changes as a result of their interaction. I’ve written extensively about creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations.

Remix culture and education

Learning with e's

Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. In popular culture, folk songs and stories, often with no traceable origin, have been sung or told, and then retold across the generations.

Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part One)

The Peformance Improvement

Then I describe what must change if your answer is “yes” to any of these questions: you need to develop an organizational culture that supports continuous learning by everyone from the CEO to the hourly employee. I go on to explain why this change is so important at this time.

Developing an Organization-wide Culture of Learning – Some Tactics

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The benefits of a strong learning culture are many. Even with the best learning infrastructure, innovative learning design and engaging content, if there is a marked lack of enthusiasm then the problem might lie in the culture of your organization.

Culture Before Strategy

Clark Quinn

In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. And this strikes me as a valuable contribution to thinking about effective change in the transformation of L&D in the Revolution. I have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential.

How to Create a Learning Culture in Start-Ups and Small Businesses

The Peformance Improvement

How We Built a Workplace People Love , explains what small companies and departments in large organizations can do to create a learning culture. Their culture would not change until they dismantled this reward system. Collaboration will not occur in this culture.

Maker culture

Learning with e's

One that caught my eye is focused on the culture of user generated content - otherwise referred to as the creator society. Here''s what Horizon says about this culture: "The shift continues towards becoming a creator society.

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

According to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Chief learning officers often find themselves in the challenging role of educating other leaders in their organization about the culture of learning. Homepage Commentary & Opinion Strategy learning culture

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

But luckily, I learned from enough to realize that mistakes and learning are part of an active, innovative culture. Managers, leaders, and employees are all a part of that culture. One part of the answer, if not the main part, is the culture of learning in the organization.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work -- from divergently different perspectives. Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today''s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn.

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A Productive Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. The authors believe that a culture change is required. They say that businesses should shift from a culture based on participation in learning activities to a culture based on results from learning activities.