Organizational Learning Engineering

Clark Quinn

Organizational learning processes – across L&D, Executive Development, Leadership Development, and more of the roles in HR and talent management – are largely still rooted in both industrial era models and myths. We see practices that don’t make sense, and we’re not aligned with what we now know about how we think, work, and learn. And this is a problem for organizational success.

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. A training program, or an educational event, or even a CEO’s speech about the importance of learning is not enough. These categories of learners and tools translate into a four by three matrix of learners and learning tools.

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How to Achieve an Organizational Learning Goal

The Performance Improvement Blog

You can apply these same principles to organizational learning goals. For individuals, teams, and whole organizations to achieve their learning goals, they need to develop supportive processes and relationships. And it’s not enough to select a method for learning. To apply and sustain that learning, you must also establish processes and relationships that support learning and application of that learning.

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.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. Uberization ” has taken off as the new term that according to me has come to stand for – disruption, innovation, lean operating model, harnessing of the affordances of the sharing economy, and a hyper-connected world driven by imagination and creativity where everything is a mobile-click away – including learning. Learning is no exception.

Organizational Learning Is A Social Act

CLO Magazine

We make many assumptions about organizational learning. On the surface we seem to know what organizational learning is: People attend programs or complete e-learning modules, they learn something new and they somehow become better. But this approach doesn’t represent how people in organizations actually learn. Hence we see massive failures across the board in the effectiveness of organizational learning.

6 Barriers to Organizational Learning

WalkMe Training Station

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. Yet a setback, or we can even refer to it as failure, are really the major driver of adaptation, or organizational learning itself. Lack of Value for Learning Itself.

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

An Inclusive Learning Growth Pyramid. Some organizations provide myriad opportunities for learning at different levels of the organizational pyramid. An inclusive learning pyramid would help employees at every level to learn the relevant skills and grow to the next level. Careers are no longer narrowly defined by jobs and skills but through experiences and learning agility.”. Onboarding forms the base of the inclusive learning growth pyramid.

Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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? Are project teams as effective as they need to be at planning, decision-making, problem-solving, collaborating, and getting results? The next session of Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture is February 4, 11, and 18.

After Action Review, From Struggle to Swagger

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Today’s pandemic, covid-19 environment with uncertainty and instability abound, creating, collecting, and sharing organizational knowledge can be a struggle. Organizational learning requires continuous reflection and a willingness to be flexible and agile.

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Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

WalkMe Training Station

The first article was “ How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” . Organizational learning allows for teams to learn exactly what is relevant to their specific tasks and specialties while other information they do not need is given to the individuals and teams that need it, with some Venn overlap between for cooperation. In other words, how can organizations create a business culture that encourages learning and development?

Isn’t this how organizational learning cultures progress?

Jay Cross

Jane Hart’s post yesterday on The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business got me thinking about the evolution of learning culture in organizations. It’s all to0 easy to mistakenly think of formal learning as the antiquated, primitive way of doing things, something an organization shucks off as it becomes enlightened and gives its people the autonomy to work on their own.

Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams

The E-Learning Curve

One of the key functions of the corporate learning environment must be to support the development of individual expertise to create effective team performance. Continue Reading → The post Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. Training Is Not Learning.

How Effective is Tin Can API in Measuring Learning Effectiveness of Technology-aided Learning?

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Technology-aided learning is now a reality for most organizations. Along with newer ways of disseminating training, learning leaders are also keen on finding ways and means of measuring training effectiveness. But are all learning experiences and instances gathered through formal training delivery, especially in the corporate context? We learn through many ways – on our mobiles and tablets, through social networks or forums and even good-old dependable Google search!

Using Different Rapid Authoring Tools To Deliver An Effective Learning Experience

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Gone are the days when e-learning projects would take several weeks or months to be delivered. Unlike the traditional classroom approach, the effective use of authoring tools helps to reduce costs and time associated with training, thereby leading to engaging content delivery.

No Time to Learn

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One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. Maybe there was a time when you could learn a set of skills in your youth and then build a career around those abilities. The only way to keep pace and maybe even get ahead of the curve is to keep learning.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? by the way, “fair dinkum” is Australian slang for “real” or “genuine” – Emeritus Professor David Boud says he doesn’t think there is proper evidence available for the effectiveness of the model. After all, plenty of research can be cited to support the efficacy of on-the-job learning, social learning and formal training.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Given this VUCA world, it is imperative for and incumbent on all of us to remain learning agile and relevant.

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. In this role, employees (as individuals, teams, or the organization as a whole) receive feedback about what they are doing and how they are doing it and, through individual and collective reflection, learn how to make themselves, their teams, and the enterprise more effective. She includes: Company training (face-to-face workshops and e-learning).

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

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What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? In answering this question, the first thing managers have to understand is that continuous learning is the modus operandi for all high performance organizations. Individual, team, and enterprise performance can’t improve without learning. Learning isn’t in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job. An engineer in a prototype department of a manufacturer learns how to operate a 3D printer.

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10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. It was a two page document with just a mention of different forms of learning (Elearning, Classroom Training) that they wanted to conduct through the system. Here are 10 guidelines to draft an effective LMS RFP. Head Training/Learning & Development.

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Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams

The E-Learning Curve

One of the key functions of the corporate learning environment must be to support the development of individual expertise to create effective team performance. Workplace Learning: Developing Effective Teams is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

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Learning to be Great Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a previous post , I wrote about the importance of democratizing organizational learning. I argued that organizations need to be continuously learning for the purpose of improving performance and achieving business goals. And in another post I wrote that for this to happen, organizational leaders need tools. That is, they need methods for learning from the organization and for learning how to learn from the organization.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Learn From Success or Learn From Failure: You Decide

The Performance Improvement Blog

We learn more from studying successes than we do from studying failure. Humans have a strong tendency to gravitate to things-gone-wrong when the best course of action often is to learn from things-gone-right. However, there is a time to learn from failure.

Program Evaluation: A Process for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

For example, if we want to know if a particular medical procedure is effective, we would do research to correlate that procedure with intended outcomes in a range of settings and with a range of people. If we want to know how well that procedure is being implemented in hospital X and what can be done to make the procedure more effective in that hospital, then we would do an evaluation study. I believe that the primary purpose of evaluation should be organizational learning.

7 Steps to an Effective Serious Game or Gamification Implementation

Knowledge Guru

In an ATD survey conducted for its 2014 research report, Playing to Win: Gamification and Serious Games in Organizational Learning ( link ), 71% of organizations reported that they prefer to develop serious games in-house. In the same survey, only 20% of organizations were already using serious games for learning, while 25% were using gamification. That means most organizations have never used games for learning before and plan to do it without help from a vendor.

By the Numbers

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In evaluating the effectiveness of financial management training, managers might look at expense-revenue ratios. However, neither of these measures tells us whether those training programs were truly effective.

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Employee Survey Data: What's the Secret?

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  They might disseminate a high level summary of the results, but there is little attempt to help employees understand and learn from the data. What they don’t realize is that it could have the opposite effect.

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Managing the Self-Directed Learner

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Plugging in to what she needed to learn was as direct and fast as the screenwriters could imagine…. In a managing minds company, it is critical that employees take responsibility for their own learning, pulling the information they need when and where they need it. Self-directed learners are people who get intrinsic rewards from their ability to locate, curate, share, and communicate what they have learned independently. Hire for ability and motivation to learn.

Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

I have asserted that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning Measuring the Learning Effect of Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning evaluation formal learning informal learning Kirkpatrick knowledge workers non-formal learning nonformal learning organizational learning workplace learning

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization.

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

I would also add the Planet and all sentient beings since every decision taken has a ripple effect with the capacity to impact millions far away from the origin of the organization. We are all well versed with the Butterfly Effect. Collaboration communities of practice complexity Emergence Organization Design organizational learning Systems thinkingToday, the very definition of organizations has changed.

How To Make Collaborations Tools More Effective: Analysing The Reasons For Failure

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While some form of social and peer learning have always been a part of organizational learning, technology has made virtual collaborations possible in more efficient ways to make sure that employees from global offices all over the world can collaborate more closely and learn from each other. So the learning from it all is to have faith and continue to champion social learning within the corporate sector.

Stop Relying on Training for Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Formal training continues to take up too much of organizational resources. Formal, event-based training (courses, workshops, seminars, MOOCs) has a place in corporate learning but only a small place and only for employee learning that can’t be achieved in other, more timely, less costly, and more effective ways. Learning is not applied. Learning is not experienced by those who need it most. Most learning happens on-the-job anyway.

What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

A sumptuous spread of cerebral and endorphin-inducing fare, the subtext was learning, learning and more learning. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning. You, the members of the corporate workspace may be looking askance, wondering why we in the working world are blowing this social learning trumpet where learning is to a large extent still circumscribed by the training circumference.