Learning Organization is Culture, Processes, and Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

They might do a lot of training and education but that doesn’t necessarily mean employees are learning and, most importantly, it doesn’t mean that their individuals and teams are learning what they need to know in order to become and stay high performance organizations. Companies are rightly proud of themselves for the quality and quantity of online performance support that they are providing. I interpret “environment” to mean organizational culture.

Work, culture and COVID-19

CLO Magazine

The very real and immediate need to address the technological requirements of forced online work options grabs the attention, but finding IT solutions without addressing the cultural and emotional impact of COVID-19 on your employees is, at best, a half-baked quick fix.

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Learning to Change Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture-change bandwagon appears to be off and running at a fast pace. My fear is that in the rush to change they will overlook the hard work of preparing and supporting employees through the transition. Zappos , the billion dollar online retail shoe company has implemented “ Holacracy ”, an anti-bureaucracy culture that eliminates managers and shifts responsibility for leadership and results to every employee.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 1 0 3 Define the performance goals and. experiences that support and enable change in service. Define the performance goals and barriers. performance goals and any barriers that need to be. support staff from around the world. needed to support that process.

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.

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. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe challenging the status quo and taking risks to enhance the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

All organizations have a culture. Some cultures support learning more than others. Some cultures stifle learning by marginalizing the training and development function, by discouraging risk-taking, by not rewarding learning, by not allowing opportunities for informal and social learning, and by undermining performance improvement efforts. In a learning culture, the pursuit of learning is woven into the fabric of organizational life.

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. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

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. All good practices of a learning culture.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

the latest Performance Management Maturity Model. Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. LinkedIn Learning (2017), ‘How to Overcome Top Challenges to Advance your Learning Culture’ 3 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning.

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.

Behaviors Sabotaging Your Leadership Skills

Your Training Edge

Although recently are you noticing any change in your leadership qualities and can observe a change in your impact on the people working under you in your team? The top most important thing is to know your habits or behavior which can affect your leadership abilities and duties. If you don’t know the root cause behind the downfall in your leadership skills then you would not be able to solve it either. Featured Featured Posts Leadership

Performance Management at Deloitte

The Performance Improvement Blog

Kudos to Deloitte for making a concerted effort to develop a fair, efficient, and useful performance management system for its 65,000 employees. In a blog post for Harvard Business Review titled Reinventing Performance Management , Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall describe Deloitte’s evolving system. They write: This is where we are today: We’ve defined three objectives at the root of performance management—to recognize, see, and fuel performance.

Onboarding New Employees to Perform Better and Succeed Faster

Infopro Learning

If you are looking for ways to quickly improve the performance of your new employees you may want to consider investing in a high quality comprehensive onboarding program. Ongoing Support.

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.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. Leaders say how they will support learning and how they will recognize and reward those employees who continually acquire new knowledge and new skills. . In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. Managers and their direct reports frequently discuss what each needs to do to improve performance. These are eight leader habits of a learning culture.

3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

Infopro Learning

Built around common passages that all leaders go through, from individual contributor to running entire businesses, “The Leadership Pipeline” (now in its second edition) is Charan’s primer that introduced us to an important internal architecture for developing and nurturing leaders. Yet when we look at how well prepared organizations are, only 15 percent of executives are confident in their leadership pipelines. Create future-focused leadership potential criteria.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture.

Assessing Your Organizational Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

To what extent does your organization have a learning culture? What is your current culture? Using Edgar Schein ’s definition of organizational culture, you’ll want to know to what extent: Underlying beliefs and assumptions support learning in your organization. Employees and other stakeholders (suppliers, Board of Directors, customers) see the symbols and artifacts of learning and performance improvement. These are the 5As of a learning culture.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

Absorb LMS

Companies with more female executives and board members tend to enjoy better performance and are more profitable than those without women in the C-suite, according to a global survey conducted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Adopting strategies geared toward addressing issues of women and leadership can give your company a competitive edge. Build a leadership pipeline. Corporate culture plays a role. Best Practices Culture management

Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility

Degreed

Culture Through Partnership. The end goal is creating a rich and supported learning culture — one that integrates your skills, technology, and implementation strategies. Third, help create a company culture that rewards managers for supporting career mobility.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Success

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Dov Seidman argues that principled leadership is a determining factor in developing and sustaining a successful organization. Companies in the first group, called “blind obedience,” rely on coercion, formal authority, policing, and top-down command-and-control leadership. Leadership Organization Culture Art Kleiner Dov Seidman ethics how leadership self-governance

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?” Is learning applied throughout the organization to continuously improve performance and achieve strategic goals? These are my top ten but not my only questions for a company that wants to evaluate its learning culture.

Deploy brain-friendly leadership models in your organization

CLO Magazine

How does your organization define what “good” leadership looks like? Too often, there is a lack of alignment around an organization’s leadership model , a specific set of phrases that is designed to guide leadership behavior across a particular organization.

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

The Performance Improvement Blog

In the second part of a two-part article I wrote for BusinessThinker.com titled, Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success , I describe what organizations can do to develop a learning culture. You also need involvement of executives who communicate their support for everyone learning and employees who take responsibility for their own learning. Employee Engagement Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork

Organizational Culture: Ignore at Your Own Risk

The Performance Improvement Blog

The term “culture” is getting much use these days, but I’m afraid it has become a Rorschach for whatever people want to say about an organization. was asked, “What is the company’s culture?” All of these things might be indicators of culture, but they don’t tell us the nature of Zynga’s culture. So, what is organizational culture and why is it so important? An organization’s culture affects what people think, how people feel, and what people do.

Effective Leadership is Transformational

CLO Magazine

Effective leadership is a transformational journey made up of four “spheres of influence.” These are self leadership, one-on-one leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership. The bull’s-eye in the middle — self leadership — is the heart of the four spheres. It comes first because effective leadership starts on the inside. Finally, they are proactive in asking their manager for the right amounts of direction and support.

Command-And-Control Leadership is Stifling Your Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

. Most companies (and governments) today are managed in a command-and-control style of leadership that prevents them from becoming high performing, sustainable organizations. The command-and-control style of leadership is defined as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Even though much evidence points to the need for a different kind of leadership, managers are reluctant to change.

Command-And-Control Leadership is Stifling Your Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

. Most companies (and governments) today are managed in a command-and-control style of leadership that prevents them from becoming high performing, sustainable organizations. The command-and-control style of leadership is defined as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Even though much evidence points to the need for a different kind of leadership, managers are reluctant to change.

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. Performance Support: complete processes and tasks, make decisions software help (sims, walk-throughs, etc.) Technologies : Lots of different techs to support an ecosystem.

Burnout & Leadership Development

Abilitie

When you hear this coming from one of your top performers, it can (and should) cause alarm. Burnout is a leadership development opportunity. Often, part of the job of leadership development professionals is justifying to other stakeholders in the business why it makes sense to invest real dollars in skillsets like “EQ” and “strategic thinking.” This is where experiential leadership development comes in. Experiential Learning Leadership Development

Summer Culture and Company Updates!

Coassemble

Members include experts in thought leadership, strategy, business climate, operations, regulatory, legal, & financial frameworks. Performance improvements. We released a major performance update this month meaning your workspace will be running at least 2x the speed it was in July.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

In the new connected workplace, current training, e-learning or blended learning services, which take a top-down, ”command and control” approach to organising and managing “learning” will not be appropriate to support these new ways of working and learning. What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs.

Learning Culture & Human Capital: The Reality, the Myth and the Vision

The Performance Improvement Blog

So much for Human Capital Management and Learning Culture! That is to say the change in work performed and the increased value of that work. They began the research by looking for examples of companies that said they were learning cultures, where learning was continuous and supported in every aspect of organizational life. They realized that a culture focused on learning needs leaders and managers focused on learning.