Discover Your Organization’s Learning Ecosystems

Watershed

Uncover learning programs. While many learning opportunities are obvious, others can be subtle—such as informal conversations or impromptu Google searches. To understand how learning happens in your organization , you need to start by uncovering all of those training and learning programs within your organization. Many learning programs—such as widespread, formal programs with associated budgets—should be easy to identify.

Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two recent posts got my attention -- Tony Karrer's Reduce Searching Start Talking and Harold Jarche's Effective knowledge sharing. Thus, informal learning gets 86% of all learning investments, while formal learning programs get 14% of the total investment: Chart 2.