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. know how to address the expected problems.

Common Problems eLearners Face

Adult Learning with Technology

When I read this article How To Solve The Most Common Problems eLearners Face, I couldn’t help but links this back to my theories that Adult Learners face when learning with technology – Bias, Literacy, Experience and Exposure, Fear and social / cultural exposure 1. The post Common Problems eLearners Face appeared first on Julian Davis - adult learning with technology.

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How Leadership Influences Workplace Culture

KnowledgeCity

Leadership sets the tone or the culture of the organization and is the difference between a happy, positive, sustainable workforce and one with miserable employees who fear making mistakes — and who may be secretly looking for an opportunity to leave the organization.

Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Docebo

The implications of a stagnant learning culture can prove to be severe for the health and progress of an organization. Let’s take a look at continuous learning, why it is so crucial, and how you can begin to create this culture in your organization. Why you should look to foster a culture of continuous learning. How to achieve a culture of continuous learning. The benefits of a continuous learning culture. How to achieve a culture of continuous learning.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

LinkedIn Learning (2017), ‘How to Overcome Top Challenges to Advance your Learning Culture’ 3 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. Content New Value gomolearning.com @gomolearning A common problem for organizations who. problems for you further down the line. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Cultural Alignment

Clark Quinn

However, I also realized that there was an opportunity to extend that to cultural alignment, and I think that’s important as well. For instance, in a well-known upscale department store chain, the staff have the leeway to spend on the order of $1K to address any emerging customer problem. And that’s acting in alignment with the culture of the organization. I suggest that the right culture can also benefit the ‘optimal execution’ side.

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…. Each learner and learning team in the organization is recognized and rewarded when the application of learning results in solving problems and achieving goals. What will you see people doing? How will people be learning?

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. Creating a culture that supports learning also means that management must remove barriers in order to enable and not disable learning.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing.

5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability

InfoPro Learning

How do you spot a culture of accountability? That’s the challenge we talked about recently with our post on How to Identify a Culture of Accountability. Once you can spot an invigorating culture of accountability, the next step is building a culture of accountability yourself. 5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability. Sharing the “real story” promotes trust, fosters problem solving and leads to higher levels of performance.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

Reasons Why You Need to Create a Corporate Learning Culture

Your Training Edge

For employers to reduce their overall cost of running their organization they must encourage a learning culture in their organization. Here some of the most important reasons why firms need a corporate learning culture. A learning culture in the workplace can change all that. This mindset is as a result of pushing a learning a culture. Jobs change hands but the culture is strong enough to absorb the new employee. Encourages Problem Resolution.

Your Guide to Defusing A Company Turnover Problem

Docebo

That new norm spreads into other areas and processes; important things are overlooked, bad habits spread, and you’re now facing a major problem that could have been avoided. High turnover is one such problem that only gets worse the longer it’s left unchecked. High turnover can be avoided by understanding what’s gone wrong during the employee experience and addressing the root of the problem. Managing this issue starts by outlining the extent of the problem.

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. Let’s look at how you can create a culture of leadership. Any cultural shift should start from the top. There are many ways to move to a leadership culture.

How to Manage Problem Employees

CLO Magazine

We’ve yet to meet a leader who is confused by the term “problem employee.” But too often, problem employees remain in organizations, doing damage to both their work groups and their direct manager’s career. Problem employees disrupt team innovation, erode trust and derail group output, with each problem person costing organizations up to $8,000 per day. Understanding the Problem. In the end, we identified 11 distinct “problem” types.

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.

Culture vs. Control

The Performance Improvement Blog

Apparently, Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, is trying to change a culture that had lost the nimbleness and creativity that it needs in order to compete in the world today. Whether you agree with this action or not, it is clear that she needed to do something about Yahoo’s workplace culture and reign in the behavior of some folks who were taking advantage of Yahoo’s work-at-home policy. In a results oriented culture, how one works is determined by what one needs to achieve.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. Encourage risk-taking – Organizations that seek new solutions to old problems, creativity and innovation in their operations and products, employees who “think outside the box” and “walk the talk”, need to allow managers to make mistakes and learn from those experiences. In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know.

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. In answer to an interview question, Kellum said: There are some core tenets about culture that you have to have to be successful, but then the nuances of it vary dramatically. In an interview that N.Y.

Culture and Creativity

The Performance Improvement Blog

Workplace culture is the "what", "why", and "how" of organization. makes a distinction between the "what" and "why" of workplace culture. He says, for example, in a self-governance culture: . In addition to collecting creative ideas for new products, improving customer service, and solving problems, it is likely that employees will feel more valued and be more motivated to work hard and do their best in that culture.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning! In this case, I mean the broad sense of learning: problems solved, new designs generated, research answering questions.

Use Customer Service Training to Prepare for Problem Solving

Absorb LMS

Whatever the cause of frustration, customer-facing personnel must remain calm and polite as they resolve the customer’s problem. Learners should practice showing customers how to solve problems; they must also be able to guide customers through needed steps via phone, email or chat. The goal of providing stellar service to all customers via all communication channels is part of any company’s culture and philosophy.

Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I didn’t know how to fix the problem so I turned to YouTube and found a video that explained what to do. Without feeling the urgency of the problem and without being in the context of my water heater, I would not have remembered what to do about it. Because tools and the way they are used reflect the particular accumulated insights of communities, it is not possible to use a tool appropriately without understanding the community or culture in which it is used.

Prevent Employee Burnout With Flexibility, Learning Culture

Absorb LMS

A culture that rewards 12-hour workdays and where people feel uncomfortable taking time off is unhealthy for workers—and for the business. Managers and executives can create a learning culture , which pays off in improved performance and productivity. The post Prevent Employee Burnout With Flexibility, Learning Culture appeared first on Absorb LMS.

Common Startup Growth Problems and How to Solve Them

Your Training Edge

It is not always easy to grow exponentially in a competitive market; having sufficient demand doesn’t solve the problem either. You dig deep into the whys of an issue such as delayed production in order to understand the root cause of that problem. At the same time, you can invest in culture and develop a good work environment. For starters, the negative reviews are perfect for identifying problems with customer experience.

How to quickly find the cause of a performance problem

Making Change

“Why” is a useful question when you’re getting to the root of a performance problem. ” You could obey and make grownups sit through a course that tells them it’s wrong to lie, or you could examine the problem more closely. Let’s examine the problem, and start with “why.” “We have a competitive culture.” And now he’s willing to look more deeply at the problem to find a better solution.

Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

Nick Leffler

Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. Lastly, I’ve thought a lot about the difference between a training culture and a learning culture. Part of the problem is in the name that’s so common for people to refer to the training department. A learning culture comes from a wider organization though, never from a single department.

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.

Experiential Learning Through Cultural Immersion

CLO Magazine

What We Can Learn From Cultural Awareness . Cultural awareness is a familiar term in global companies. In these companies managing employees across continents, cultural awareness means understanding that people from different cultures and backgrounds react differently to varying styles of communication, management and motivation, according to Lauren Landry’s “The Importance of Cultivating Cultural Awareness at Work.” Designing Cultural Immersion Initiatives.

Which came first: Agile or Culture?

Torrance Learning

We get asked the proverbial chicken and egg question a lot: which came first our LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Management Approach) project management or our communicative, accommodating culture? In other words, Agile is embedded in the culture. And we’re pretty lucky because that Agile kind of culture is how we like to roll here at TorranceLearning anyway. Wondering how you can get an Agile-friendly culture?

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A Nurturing Culture #blimage

Clark Quinn

This to me is a metaphor for the benefits of creating a culture in which learning can flourish. I’ve earlier detailed what the research says about the elements of a learning organization, and it’s clear that you need a culture with several elements. This in particular means collaboration: learning while innovating on solving new problems, devising new solutions, and more.

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. Today, many companies are being quite intentional about culture. So, how do you know what kind of culture you have and, if you want to create a learning culture, how do you know when you have one?

Open Office, Work Culture, and Productivity

The Performance Improvement Blog

Jason Feifer: I witness an inability to concentrate, lack of privacy, and absent sense of ownership--which is a problem given that I occupy this space for the bulk of my waking hours. Leaders have to decide what kind of design will work best for their organizations given the culture that they want and the strategic goals of their businesses. describes the intentional culture in Menlo Innovations that is a variation on the open-office design.

Is “Cancel Culture” Canceling Our Chance to Change?

Cylient

We’re all familiar with “cancel culture.” Don’t get me wrong, cancel culture can be and has been effective. The Problems with Cancel Culture. As the rise in cancel culture continues, we tend to cancel more than just public figures and those in power.

Your Learning Culture is Killing Your Company

Your Training Edge

Learning culture. Even back then, the number one factor was “the strength of the organization’s learning culture.” Today, as the training world is adapting to these changes, having a strong learning culture is even more important for companies’ success. But the opposite is also true — the lack of a strong learning culture can actively harm companies. What is a learning culture? 3 ways your lack of a learning culture is killing your company.

Reprise: 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. Today, many companies are being quite intentional about culture. So, how do you know what kind of culture you have and, if you want . to create a learning culture, how do you know when you have one?

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. However, the challenge of changing the culture of an organization can seem overwhelming, especially if you work in a large, established, conventional company. To try to change a culture in a company that size is a daunting task.”.

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