Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In a learning culture, everyone is responsible for learning.

5 Ways to Work with a Challenging Workplace Culture

KnowledgeCity

Having difficulties with a new workplace culture is not only uncomfortable. So, what can you do to make a challenging workplace culture work for you? 5 tips for dealing with a difficult workplace culture. Take time to objectively observe the existing culture.

Closing the Job-Skills Gap

The Performance Improvement Blog

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, like all state governors, is grappling with closing the gap between thousands of high-paying job openings and a shortage of workers to fill those jobs. One is workplace culture.

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Creating a Culture of Leadership

Your Training Edge

Many organizational managers assume that by adding leadership training or a leadership development program that they are able to create a culture that accepts leadership. The move from non-existent leadership to a leadership culture takes time – and a few steps in between.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

current jobs. improve performance and be applied back on the job, it’s helpful to use these six steps. work on the job, training, experiences, communications, etc.), in which corporate resources, expectations, and culture encourage. skill back on the job?

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Top 3 Keys for Interview Success to Land that Job

KnowledgeCity

Right now, it’s job seekers’ market, so it’s an ideal time to make a career move. A strong answer translates a genuine interest for the opportunity because it is broad, but detailed in areas that relate to the job. Do you fit in with their company culture?

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Know Thy Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Every organization has a culture. But not every organization has the kind of culture that will help that organization achieve success. Culture is who we are. And of course your values are a subset of your culture, so they’re very much inextricably linked.

Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A learning culture is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization.

Hiring for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

do their job efficiently; and in doing so, keep the morale high and turnover low. Others have retired from traditional, corporate-based jobs who want a way. range, job, and location. A job-aid was. the job. training to perform their job or tasks.

Best Practices for Writing Better Job Descriptions

KnowledgeCity

Two-thirds of American workers are not fully engaged with their jobs. How can you find a candidate who will love the job and deliver the quality of work necessary? Writing better job descriptions is the first step. Best practices for writing better job descriptions.

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Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. In this kind of culture, formal classroom training is probably the least effective.

Steps to Developing a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Changing an organization’s culture is not easy. Culture is much too complex; it’s the how and why of what an organization does internally and externally. She writes: Create and support on demand, self service content (courses, tutorials, guides, resources and job aids).

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.

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Culture Eats Strategy

The Performance Improvement Blog

This reminds us of the warning attributed to Peter Drucker : “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s more about developing the right culture than implementing the right strategy. How do we create a culture that will be sustainable and successful? The answer is to create an organizational culture in which learning is the primary job. Communication Employee Engagement Leadership Learning Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learnin

Culture Change and Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of a company is shaped by the values and behaviors of its leaders. Times columnist Adam Bryant had with Vocalocity CEO Wain Kellum, we see how one leader’s values influence the culture of an organization. Sometimes people are just in the wrong job.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Leaders are mentoring ; they are using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs. What will you see people doing? How will people be learning?

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. In a learning culture, everyone is responsible for learning.

Job Descriptions Are Critical to Your Business and Bottom Line

KnowledgeCity

Writing accurate job descriptions is one of the most important aspects of conducting an effective candidate search. This makes your job descriptions especially relevant, as they are essentially the first communication you’ll make with your future ace employee.

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How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. Leadership Development coaching Majority Culture multicultural workforce

KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

As a proponent of a learning culture in organizations, I’m always on the lookout for methods and products that contribute to creating and sustaining that kind of culture. Forgetting left employees without the skills to safely and effectively do their jobs.

Why Company Culture Matters

KnowledgeCity

What does the word “culture” mean in terms of the workplace? The Employers Resource Council defines workplace culture as “the character and personality of an organization that makes it unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes.”

PwC Canada Strives for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re looking for examples of companies that are striving to create and sustain a learning culture, PwC ( PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) of Canada should be on your list. I recently had the pleasure of speaking about the importance of a learning culture to the Edmonton meeting of The Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Learning and Leadership Development. job shadowing), provides us with opportunities to accelerate employee development on the job in a supportive environment.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization.

Culture Eats Strategy at Wells Fargo

The Performance Improvement Blog

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast," a quote famously attributed to Peter Drucker , is being played out dramatically in the crisis at Wells Fargo Bank. Apparently, the culture in the Wells Fargo workplace is not aligned with the espoused values of the company. He said the 5,300 employees who had been terminated over the issue — many of them earning $12 an hour — deserved to lose their jobs. The 5,300 were dishonest, and that is not part of our culture,” Mr. Stumpf said.

Guest post: Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

Torrance Learning

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In a learning culture, everyone is responsible for learning.

Cultural Immersion Resources

CLO Magazine

For organizations that don’t have the time or resources to build their own in-house cultural immersion initiatives, there are many for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer programs and experiences geared at achieving the same outcomes in which employees and teams can enroll.

Don't Use SAT Scores for Job Hiring

The Performance Improvement Blog

I was surprised (closer to shocked)to read that McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company , Goldman Sachs and other companies are using SAT scores to screen job applicants. First of all, job applicant screening is not the purpose for which the test was designed.

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Managers Managing Minds: Their 21rst Century Job

The Performance Improvement Blog

You suddenly realize that your company is the collective brainpower that comes back every morning, and your job is to enable these brains to be as smart and as effective as possible because that’s your corporate IQ. And your job is to make the company smarter by helping those brains grow smarter every day. We believe that 21st century companies need a culture of learning in order to grow their Corporate IQ.

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Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Do You Have a Learning Culture? (Part One)

The Performance Improvement Blog

The answer to this question is important because of the impact culture has on an organization. I like this quote attributed to Peter Drucker , “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Culture used to be considered a byproduct of organizational life.

Reasons Why You Need to Create a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have argued in previous blog posts that organizations need a learning culture because training is not sufficient to develop the necessary competencies of 21rst century workers. In a blog post titled, Job Training Funds Go to Workers Who Need It Least, Liz Suman cites a report by Anthony P.

3 Reasons eLearning Enriches Company Culture

TOPYX LMS

According to Entrepreneur.com, a recent study by Columbia University indicated that employee turnover at an organization with rich company culture was likely to be about 13.9 percent, while job turnover at a company with sub-par culture could potentially be 48.4 Organizational leaders may be surprised to learn that eLearning can maximize company culture like no other tool.