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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

The changes aren’t being driven by executive decree, new approaches, or demands from workers. They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed. Workers generally have facile, high-speed access to the organization’s assets on the internal network.

Change 100

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector. So, in the end, it might be more effective and efficient to get the help of a professional whom you trust (and that’s a key phrase) rather than do it yourself. As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR?

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Workers are disgruntled 10. Service industries challenge workers to acquire tacit knowledge — the kind of know-how one learns on the job, not in the classroom. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. White collar workers outnumbered their blue collar colleagues for the first time. Unfortunately, workers avoided these awful courses whenever possible and training departments sullied their reputations. Workers are disgruntled.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Workers who know more get more accomplished. Most of what we learn, we learn from other people — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, playmates, cousins, Little Leaguers, Scouts, school chums, roommates, teammates, classmates, study groups, coaches, bosses, mentors, colleagues, gossips, co-workers, neighbors, and, eventually, our children. Informal learning is effective because it is personal. Most of the time, it’s the individual worker.

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

And what can an entirely new way of business, one in tune with the rhythm of e-commerce and the Internet bring in? We’re a Knowledge Business,” say an increasing number of CEOs. Most workers had to be good only at performing highly precise, structured and repetitious tasks necessitating a high degree of discipline but little or no personal initiative. Workers must be able to adapt rapidly without waiting for external direction.”. Knowledge is power.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

For services outside the firewall, blockage continues to be an issue driven by such barriers as organizational culture, bandwidth limitations, security issues, IT resistance, and lack of resources. provide up-front training/coaching, maintain content, allow for emergence during growth/maintenance, involve a broad cross-section of people, consider templates for consistency, identify super-workers/techies to pilot wikis, seek feedback/evaluate. For knowledge management.