Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Skilful Minds

Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship. elearning 2.0

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

The Social Intranet Index is a metric that denotes the degree of social functionality afforded by an enterprise’s intranet. While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. Devoid of ringfences, the platform effectively becomes a giant wiki. Effectively, its hierarchy flattens. Which one will ultimately perform better in the market? enterprise 2.0

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Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

Of all the sections in my book on critical skills learning professionals need to know now, “enterprise 2.0 That’s where enterprise 2.0 While there’s a lot of overlap between “social learning” and these enterprise 2.0 In other words, learning is the primary goal of social learning, whereas it’s a by-product of enterprise 2.0 What Is Enterprise 2.0 Simply put, enterprise 2.0

Performer-focused Integration

Clark Quinn

The convener had heard me speak on the performance ecosystem (via Enterprise 2.0, We covered new devices, tools, and movements in corporate approaches to supporting performance, as well as shifts in skill sets. I countered with the expected: “it’s about the experience&# stance, to which Meryl replied to the effect of “if I’m working, I just want the information, not an experience&#.

Square pegs and round holes

E-Learning Provocateur

That concerns me because I’ve been blogging a lot about a revamped learning model which relies heavily on Web 2.0 To work effectively in those environments, the model would demand significant shifts in roles and responsibilities away from the status quo, towards what I suggest the employees should be doing instead. Web 2.0 learning model roles change management enterprise 2.0 What’s your role in the workplace?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

The Social Intranet Index is a metric that denotes the degree of social functionality afforded by an enterprise’s intranet. While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. Devoid of ringfences, the platform effectively becomes a giant wiki. Effectively, its hierarchy flattens. Which one will ultimately perform better in the market? enterprise 2.0

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Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

Mindflash

Each week for the next five weeks, I will write a blog post on each of the five critical skills: business acumen, rapid instructional design, social/informal learning, enterprise 2.0 collaboration, and performance support. It was about the performance, not the training. Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Whereas social learning is about connecting people — with or without technology — enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Harvard ManageMentor: Some thoughts in response.

ID Reflections

In working with our customers, we discovered that they were trying to address a number of learning requirements, most notably formal learning, informal learning and performance support. In this new release, we not only optimize the experience to support the natural flow of multiple learning needs across an enterprise, but also address new trends and requirements around collaborative learning by giving learners the ability to learn from and with others. What Enterprise 2.0

Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Tools?

Tony Karrer

I just read a couple interesting posts: The Pursuit of Busyness - by Andrew McAfee and The Enterprise 2.0 Hawthorne Effect and Enterprise 2.0's Andrew McAfee raises an interesting dilemma about the use of Web 2.0 Joe summarizes this concern wonderfully - That is, won't employees spending time on the Web checking out Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0-related tools and sites be perceived as not spending enough time at their "real” jobs?

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 Performance Support in 2015 What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

They Might Not Need Training, Just a Little Support

Mindflash

The good news is that this “forgetting” can be overcome if we implement evidence-based interventions, and performance support is an effective intervention that can help people remember what they learned, when they need it, in order to perform. Performance support is about helping people solve the problem, “What do I need to know now to perform this task?” How to Implement Performance Support.

Key social learning resources: part 3

Jane Hart

And this type of ‘informal’ or workplace learning has been shown to be generally better received, more effective and less costly than its formal counterpart. “So de-focusing on courses and re-focusing on supporting learning in the workplace through social learning approaches and performance support will be critical in the future. Finally, this week, a link to one of the winners of the Harvard Business Review Management 2.0

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

Only through sharing of stories and experiences, the larger pattern and the connections emerge, the information becomes knowledge that we can then effectively use. Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future (LeftLane Blog) What did I learn: We are moving/have moved into a world where all the mechanical, logical, structured, left-brain tasks so highly valued in the Information Age will now be performed by machines, tools, computers, technology.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. It will disrupt institutions built upon the technology of the printing press – all communication enterprises, including education. 2 - The Smart Worker wants immediate access to solutions to his performance problems. The end is performance.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0

e-Learning 2.0 Driven by Web 2.0 "SLATES"

Vignettes Learning

Dion Hinchcliffe made a good summary of where Web 2.0 is impacting Enterprise 2.0. In his article he summarizes the new reports from Forrester, CIO Insight and McKinsey that suggests the faster adoption of Web 2.0 in enterprises. What is most interesting is his reference to Andrew McAfee's thinking on SLATES: Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions, Signals.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010. A framework for social learning in the enterprise - Learning and Working on the Web , February 24, 2010. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010. Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Also interesting topics: Cognitive , Effectiveness , LCMS , Social Network , iPhone , Director.

Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively - Luis Suarez , June 1, 2011. Reconciling the enterprise IT portfolio with social media - Dion Hinchcliffe , June 5, 2011. Enterprise 2.0 The 4 Traits of a High Performing Team - Dan Pontefract , June 28, 2011. Enterprise 2 at 5 - Andy McAfee , June 14, 2011. Best of Working Smarter Daily. June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011.

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Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Effective Practice in a Digital Age (JISC) - Dont Waste Your Time , August 1, 2009. Enterprise 2.0 , August 1, 2009. Not by performance support alone , August 2, 2009. Effective Practice in a Digital Age (JISC) , August 1, 2009. Effective Practice in a Digital Age (JISC) , August 1, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. July 31, 2009 to August 7, 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

Novices – those new at a job – often learn more effectively and quickly in a formal learning environment. Spending/learning paradox: The majority of the training budget in most organizations is spent on formal learning – the place where it actually has the least impact on performance. Happy people learn more effectively and do more work. Andrew McAfee: Enterprise 2.0.

Learning, KM vs. SM, Information, Web 2.0, and Second Life

Big Dog, Little Dog

KM will quietly die, and SM will win the soul of Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 - More Effective for Formal Learning Than For Informal Learning - The Pursuing Performance Blog. Guy Wallace notes, "It almost feels as if Web 2.0 Andrew McAfee lists 10 principles for the Enterprise 2.0 Korean Soon Du Bu. Acquistion vs learning - Doing Something Different.

Design, eLearning, Learning Process, & Web 2.0

Big Dog, Little Dog

Tale of Two Tunnels: Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 - Personal InfoCloud. Web 2.0 does not work well in enterprise, but the approaches and understandings of Web 2.0 modified for enterprise work really well. Most darlings of the Web 2.0 Performance vs. Learning vs. Performance - Guy Wallace - The Pursuing Performance Blog. If you labeled all Web 2.0 For a larger picture click here.

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010. Best from Informal Learning Flow. April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - HarvardBusiness.org , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010.

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Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Let’s talk about performance.” . Management is demanding that the workforce be more effective. Clark Quinn’s recent book, Revolutionizing Learning and Development , slams L&D, which should be named Performance and Development, for seriously underperforming. . It goes by many names, from Enterprise 2.0 Top performers are the 20% of the team that generate 80% of the results. Performance support. Enterprise social network.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. Today, Enterprise 2.0 A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

When Tim Orielly coined the term Web 2.0, The catch is that you can use social media and Web 2.0. Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments - Kapp Notes , November 19, 2010In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Different topics flair up in popularity (such as web 2.0

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston - Adventures in Corporate Education , June 17, 2010 This week I attended the Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0.

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Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , March 16, 2009. makes it more and more clear that there’s going to be an increasing opportunity to support learning and performance using these devices. Driving Change: Selling SharePoint and Social Media Inside the Enterprise , January 30, 2009. Effective Presentation Techniques , November 19, 2009. Enterprise (539). Enterprise 2.0 , August 1, 2009.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Community members should be able to perform one or more of the five roles described in the table that follows. More Random Web 2.0 Statistics - Kapp Notes , April 12, 2010 Here are some more random Web 2.0

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Do we first require an organizational culture adaptation prior to any meaningful Enterprise 2.0 Here are some basic technical production tips for producing more effective and watchable video interviews. Best of eLearning Learning.

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

O n web2logo , you click a logo and find out about a Web 2.0 I have been struggling to put together a matrix of with Web 2.0 There are too many subdivisions of the Web 2.0 Everybody knows about network effects: the value of a network increases exponentially with the addition of each new node. Each new node gives them more opportunities to learn and to perform better. The ROI of Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Making a crappy instructor-led course into an effective e-learning course is a long and difficult process. A lot of what is called e-learning is not really effective in terms of learning experience, the same being true of much classroom based training.

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Web 2.0 and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Web 2.0 Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning (and author of the definitive book on the topic), Web 2.0, According to his website, www.jaycross.com: “His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. One of the things that Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management, says when he talks about Enterprise 2.0

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Do we really believe they will be proxies for effectiveness? Whats interesting to me is that with eLearning 2.0 In your article, I fear that we are looking at eLearning 2.0

43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

The Ability to Lead Remote Employees Will Become the Next 2.0 Creating a good elearning or ILT course: Getting SMEs to think about outcomes - Bottom-Line Performance , February 16, 2010 So…anyone can create a course, right? Helping Your SMEs Help You - Bottom-Line Performance , February 19, 2010 How to work with SMEs. Enterprise 2.0 is the Same Old Same Old – Yet it is Drastically New - Engaged Learning , February 26, 2010 Is Enterprise 2.0