Team Building 101: 5 Tips for Building Successful Work Teams

KnowledgeAnywhere

Did you know the performance of your star employees might be dependent on their team? A Harvard study found that the highest-performing surgeons only performed at their best when supported by a familiar and trusted team. Ensuring that you have cohesive teams in place then, is more important than ever. Fortunately, there are several work team building strategies you can apply to keep your employees happy and productive. Practice Work Skills through Play.

Social Collaboration 101 (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 May In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams. The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge.

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How to become a Collaboration Consultant

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop: 9 November – 4 December 2015 In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams. The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge.

The Next Generation of Workplace Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

Jane Hart

Last week I wrote a post about Connected Learning and how it offers a semi-directed, semi-structured approach to workplace learning that fits between the directed, structured knowledge sharing (aka training or e-learning) that has been the way that L&D has traditionally operated, and the unstructured, self-directed knowledge sharing that happens in work teams and groups [.].

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration. At the start of these workshops, we put people into remote work teams.

Social Collaboration 101: How to help a team learn as they work together

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 May In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams. The advent of social technologies brings huge benefits to a work team, including the facility to improve communication, enhance continuous learning and performance improvement and capture organisational knowledge.

7 Collaboration Tools for Efficient Remote Teams

GO1

Remote work teams are increasingly commonplace thanks to the prevalence of technological tools to facilitate this type of work structure. The post 7 Collaboration Tools for Efficient Remote Teams appeared first on GO1 Learning. Business & Management business tools communication remote team remote workMany employers love the fact that they hire remote workers from a much larger pool.

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Ask net-savvy younger workers how they would like to learn new skills, and they bring up the features they enjoy outside of work: A personal profile so I can share information with my connections. Mobile access – Half of America’s workforce works away from the office at least sometimes.

You are here!

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I don’t have any contact with students these days, sadly, but the impact of my work on their ability to access and engage with their learning is always front and centre in so much of what I do. What I do have a lot of in my week is working closely with a variety of individuals who have a much closer connection to the wholly online students at Coventry University; the progression coaches, learning designers, student experience officers, admissions officers, digital media producers, etc.

The Importance of Team Building Days

Your Training Edge

While team building days might elicit groans and a scramble to think of two truths and a lie, there are some out there who recognise the opportunities such days give us. If you have a team who is struggling to come together, or you think that some team building is just the best thing you can do at the present moment, keep reading. Here is why team building days are actually far more important than you might have originally thought. They Improve Team Well being.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities. In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. If we’re to succeed we must no longer just collaborate and co-operate inside the ever-softening boundaries of own organisations.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities. In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. If were to succeed we must no longer only collaborate and co-operate inside the ever-softening walls of own organisations.

21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks

Collaboration. We also need to understand the output from our automated work to determine its accuracy. Collaboration is the ability to work effectively and respectfully with others. We are increasingly seeing cross-disciplinary work teams. For example, instructional designers need to work with programmers, graphic artists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to develop effective eLearning curricula.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Charles Jennings

The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age. It has blown away many of the barriers to access and has reinforced the power and influence of collaboration and co-operation 1 over silo mentalities. In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. If we’re to succeed we must no longer just collaborate and co-operate inside the ever-softening boundaries of own organisations.

Subject Matter Experts: The Key to Knowledge Transfer

gomo learning

While some experts have advanced degrees, others may have acquired their knowledge through years of work and hands-on experience. Remember, SMEs cover a wide gamut of disciplines, departments, and teams (e.g. This is especially true if you work in a large organization or have multiple office locations. Or they may have been brought on to add critical skills to their working team—skills from which the rest of the organization could also benefit.

3 – L&D roles to support learning at work

Jane Hart

In the first post in this series I showed the many different ways that people learn at work , and in the second I talked about the activities involved in supporting all the ways people learn at work. Coordinating content and campaigns, but also small events for team discussion and innovation as well as large-scale cross-organisational learning and networking events. Is your L&D team moving toward coordination, facilitation and advisorial roles?

Could you make your job a dream job?

Marcia Conner

We live in a world where business-as-usual means working through office politics and around hierarchy before even getting to do our jobs–let alone the rest of what we know needs to be done. On a work team, that might be setting aside time each week to ask how to be more helpful to one another amid what’s narrowly defined as the job. business culture change collaboration leadership productivity strategy transformation

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Aligning coherency

Clark Quinn

For one, those work teams can be at any level. There will be work teams at the level that the work gets done, but there’ll also be work teams at the management and even executive levels. Communication, for both collaboration and cooperation, is key. Those groups, at every level, need to be working in alignment with the broader organization’s goals, and vision.

Agile: An incredibly freeing way to work

Torrance Learning

Doesn’t the project team think this is just incredibly controlling?”. The project team makes the plan. The project team includes the client, subject matter expert, team members and the project lead. The beautiful thing about this is that the entire process sets up what I like to call a “work-directed work team.”. In the 90s, I spent a lot of time studying self-directed work teams. Agile teams have a project leader.

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Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS

Jane Hart

People who can seek new information, make sense of it, and share it with their colleagues, will be an asset to any work team. However, they need access to their learning networks while at work, and this is often a challenge. And of course we will be looking at the other new areas of workplace learning – Performance Support , Online Communities and Social & Collaborative learning – in further workshops in the schedule too.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

And right now I’m working with the Coherent Organization model and looking at the implications for decisions. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks. At the work team level, you want people to be able to communicate with one another effectively, and collaborate to find answers.

Symbiosis

Clark Quinn

The best competitors aren’t the best chess players or the best programs, but the best pairs , that is the player and computer that best know how to work together. Working backwards [], we should decide what portion should be handled by the computer, and what by the person (or team), and then design the resources and then training the humans to use the resources in context to achieve the goals.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

You realise that learning in the workplace is more than being trained or taking e-learning courses; ie that it happens in many different ways as people do their jobs at work, from interactions with people as well as from personal learning activities. L&D can help the organisation value the learning that happens through a multitude of experiences in and out of work, by encouraging and supporting it in new ways, and enabling the the sharing of relevant experiences.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. This (new) role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager (ELCM) has appealed to many, and I am actually already working with a number of organisations helping them understand what it entails and the (new) skills that are required.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. as these platforms are designed to foster collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing among employees.

What does change(d) look like?

Clark Quinn

Employees would be tightly coupled to their work teams, and more loosely coupled to their communities of practice. Teams would be diverse and flexible, and group work would be the norm. Much curation would happen by individual in communities monitoring the larger network, individuals in teams bringing in relevant elements from their communities, and sharing back reflections and outcomes that inform the community while communities would share back to the larger network.

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Learning Activities that Matter

Learning Rebels

When we think about the psychological learning process, it is critical we promote knowledge rehearsal and encoding, past the working memory into the long-term memory. It is this type of scaffolding where facilitators need to do extra work , and create environments for collaborative learning and peer feedback loops. How are they applying the information in teams and in collaborative settings? One team at time presents their question to one other random team.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Working and learning in Stages 1-4 is based upon a Taylorist , industrial age mindset. Although a “social business” is powered by new social technologies, it is not the technology itself that makes the difference, it’s not about layering social approaches on the old industrial age thinking, but a fresh, new mindset and approach to working and learning. aka COLLABORATIVE ORGANISATION). Collaborative Working & Learning. Supporting work teams.

Wellness Month: New editable and free courseware added

Ed App

And to help deliver the best training material to you and your teams, we’re continuously partnering with thought leaders and experts around the globe to contribute high-quality courseware to suit every industry. Ready to access, edit and deploy the content to your teams?

Adding Social Learning to Your Existing Training Strategy

CourseArc

Working with other learners adds another layer of learning, practice, and retention. Collaboration has been a cornerstone of formal education – the traditional classroom setting involves group work, team projects, and pairing up. While live social interactivity is ideal, it may not work for all learners, especially if their time zones are different.

TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Collaboration. Collaboration Tools. Kaltura–collaborative video editing. Important to teach students collaborative skills to prepare for work. Teams are goal-directed. Wikis as classic example of collaborative tool. Wikis make it very clear who did what–always a problem with group work for grading. Wikis have more work application for students too.

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Why developing an agile mindset is crucial for business success

Matrix

Based on team dynamics, organizational culture, and business goals, each company can choose what characteristics pertaining to an agile mindset can help each department or the organization as a whole accelerate delivery. When it comes to individual teams, changing the mindset is not as difficult. Read more: How to enable innovation and creativity in remote teams. Collaboration. This is about more than doing one’s job and working with others when that is necessary.

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Starting a revolution?

Clark Quinn

In thinking a bit about the Future of Work, one of the issues is where to start. If we take the implications of the Coherent Organization to heart, we realize that the components include the work teams, the communities of practice (increasingly I think of it as a community of improvement ), and the broader network. So, a natural place to start small is the team itself. The goal would be to draw upon a diverse team meeting a real need, but facilitating their tool use.

Starting from scratch

Clark Quinn

I decided to take this on, thinking about an org that was already in operation, with it’s goals, processes, and practices, and what I might do if I were to come in and get it going (with the support of the executive team to do what I thought was right). My initial step would be to establish a social media system, supporting conversations and collaboration on work teams and communities of practice.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint before, during and after courses This typically takes the form of sharing best practices, code examples, templates, links; posting announcements; having discussions; showing calendar items; supporting student profiles; supporting student project work; sharing notes, documents; providing course content. Obviously, there is a spectrum of using SharePoint to support collaboration and using it to publish. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint.

Curated Insights: The Continued Evolution of Social Learning

Axonify

Yes, social learning can be used to support structured learning experiences and facilitate related ongoing collaboration. As Jane points out, people will always find a way to share and collaborate (and complain) with regards to work. To Work Out Loud from Julian Stodd. In this brief reflection post, Julian shares a simple but excellent example of what it means to work out loud. It’s about time we leveraged it as core part of what we do at work. .