Assessing Your Organizational Learning Culture

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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.

Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning

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All organizations have a culture. Some cultures support learning more than others. It’s not that managers are sitting around discussing how they can prevent learning; this is rarely consciously intentional.

Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture

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Are employees constantly looking for more opportunities to learn and grow both in your company and in other organizations? Are you not getting the impact on organizational performance that you would like from current training programs?

Organizational Learning in the Age of Ideas

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That “Steam Engine” mindset, as described by Jonathan Gifford and Mark Powell in their new book, My Steam Engine Is Broken: Taking the organization from the industrial era to the Age of Ideas , creates a command-and-control culture that has become a barrier to success in companies today.

Organizational Learning Tools

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What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. Chart of the learning process in organizations.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

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We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. I am taking uberization more as a concept that encapsulates the characteristics listed above and, IMHO, L&D has a lot to learn from this.

Organizational Learning & Improvement Challenges

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If you need tools and experts to help you, go to Learning to be Great. Communication Employee Engagement Evaluation Leadership Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning challenges improvement learning performance survey What challenges do you face in your organization? Take this survey to identify the most serious ones, the ones you want to work on now. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world''s leading questionnaire tool.

Force Field Analysis of Organizational Learning

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learning) and the factors that block people from achieving that change. The table below lists forces that commonly drive learning in organizations and the factors that block learning in organizations. Work vs. Learning. The usefulness of this force-field analysis of organizational learning is in stimulating action to add and enhance the factors that drive learning and stimulating action to eliminate and reduce the factors that block learning.

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

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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.

Developing a Learning Culture Infographic

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Organizational Learning in Colleges and Universities

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In order to change, colleges and universities must first learn; that is, acquire new organizational knowledge and new organizational skills. They must create an organizational routine of feedback, reflection, and active social learning. They need to learn how to examine what they do, compare that to what needs to be done, reflect on what they have learned from their actions, and make the needed changes in the organization.

6 Barriers to Organizational Learning

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The first article was titled “How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” After detailing the importance of a learning culture within a learning organization, I would like to briefly look at several barriers to organizational learning.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. 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. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Culture Eats Strategy

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This reminds us of the warning attributed to Peter Drucker : “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Strategy is important, but given the kind of transformation that must happen in preparation for the future, creating an organization that fundamentally changes the way people are managed and learn must be the focus. 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?

21rst Century Organizations Need a Learning Culture

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Most companies today have a “training culture”. ATD’s 2016 State of the Industry report concludes: …the traditional, instructor-led, face-to-face classroom continues to play a crucial role, and it was still the delivery mechanism for 51 percent of learning hours used in 2015.

Culture Eats Strategy at Wells Fargo

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"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. The 5,300 were dishonest, and that is not part of our culture,” Mr. Stumpf said. This statement by Stumpf indicates that he does not realize that the dishonest behavior IS part of the Bank’s culture.

Meaningful, Engaging, Workplace Culture

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The culture-change bandwagon keeps rolling. In a New York Times column titled “Rethinking Work”, Barry Schwartz writes: We want work that is challenging and engaging, that enables us to exercise some discretion and control over what we do, and that provides us opportunities to learn and grow.

Organization Culture Change

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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 SOCIAL BUSINESS – BEYOND CULTURE CHANGE

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Steps to Developing a Learning Culture

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Changing an organization’s culture is not easy. It doesn’t happen simply because of the pronouncements of the CEO, or a reorganization of business units, or by conducting an organizational pulse survey, or by hiring new managers.

Imagine a Learning Culture

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Imagine a company in which employees are hired because they are excited about learning and improving themselves. They have a history of taking responsibility for their own learning. Continuous learning is expected from senior leadership and everyone else in the organization.

2015 - Year of the Learning Culture

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The theme that cuts across most of my blog posts from last year is creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. As a way of review, I’ve selected five blog posts about a learning culture from 2015 that have the most interest for readers.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

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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. Ask them for their thoughts about learning methods.

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

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iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. While preparing the Learning technologies France 2018 conference programme, I have been doing research and reading, and in particular looking at L&D trends, Talent Management and Human capital management.

KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture

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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. We are replacing 100 years of traditional training with a new way to learn.

Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

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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. They want to learn!

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

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If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. Employees need to learn quickly. The learning cognoscenti know there are no shortcuts to effective learning. But is personal choice the learning goal?

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

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These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. improve learning process.

Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture

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Recently, I had an experience that, for me, exemplifies the meaning of “situated learning”. With my iPad next to the water heater, I learned how to reset the little computer that regulates the pilot light and gas. This is situated learning in an industrial environment.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

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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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Colleges Need a Learning Culture

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The academy faces extinction unless it learns how to learn. It is a world that is shaking the foundations, values, guiding principles, mores, and customs as well as the very existence of many institutions of higher learning. They need to learn how to plan for an unknown future.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

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Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. This learning cannot be left to chance.

A Productive Learning Culture

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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. Even with all of these additional opportunities for learning, most workers are not acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. The authors believe that a culture change is required.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

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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.

Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

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The first article was “ How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” . With organizational learning, teams work together to help each other learn, and to ensure that nobody is left behind in the overall progress and achievement of the target goals.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

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How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Managers are coaching ; they are partnering with direct reports to develop their capacity to achieve organizational goals. What will you see people doing?

Hiring for a Learning Culture

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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: .