Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Most of us have strong skills in some areas and are much weaker in others simply due to the fact that we acquire our skills in completely ad hoc ways. Tilde Effect What epitomizes the situation for me is the Google ~ operator.

Develop Work Skills

Tony Karrer

I sent him a reply and asked for his thoughts on my post New Work. There are also several studies of knowledge worker practices that suggest that a lot of what is effective is quite personal. That said, I think there is a tendency to lean on the skills that we are good at and not use other approaches when they are called for. Certainly helping to make it a natural part of work-flow to capture information in a way that helps the individual and the organization is the key.

New Work and New Work Skills

Clark Quinn

really was all about new work skills - skills we should be learning. Actually, it's also about the fact that there's not really new work as much as there is new work skills. Work Skills Changing Most of us who used to use these things know somewhat know that they really aren't in use anymore. In presentations, I often will cite this as an example of the kinds of changes in work skills that have occurred and are constantly occurring.

Looking for Effective Employee Training Strategies? Read This Now!

ProProfs

It is how employers sharpen the skills of their workforce so that the latter can fulfill their defined roles and responsibilities. Only effective training methods can translate into positive employee performance and a significant bottom-line. It makes employee training more effective.

7 Ways A Supportive Online Training Culture Improves ROI

G-Cube

Effective online training is an ongoing effort. Employees must be able to hone skills and talents throughout their entire career, not just during the onboarding process. Your new hires must be effective brand advocates from day one. Fosters A Collaborative Work Environment.

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PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

PKM is also a key skill of being an effective autonomous learner – as we can see from the many individuals who are already organizing and managing their own personal learning strategies in the organization – and consequently a key aspect of BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning).

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Getting Help

Tony Karrer

My post New Work is about changes in work skills. One of the bigger changes in work skills have to do with getting help. Is there a more effective way to approach this kind of problem?

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Global HR Trends are Affecting Corporate Learning: It’s time that HR and Learning came closer!

G-Cube

The challenge is to find the right employees, with the appropriate skills required to do a job. While employees have required credentials, developing their skills is now a priority for most organizations through sustained training activities.

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Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

In our new book, MINDS AT WORK: Managing for Success in The Knowledge Economy , David Grebow and I lay the foundation for companies to compete in the 21st century knowledge economy by focusing on the incredible potential of empowering and enabling people’s minds.

How is mobile format of learning evolving?

Origin Learning

On average, 59% of workers in the US work 50 hours and more a week. Did you know that the workers rely on this smart gadget to boost productivity during their work week? How to make learning seamless, integrated, and inclusive is a common challenge faced by organizations globally.

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Trick or Treat? Why Not Both? Celebrate Halloween to drive work performance and learning

Gameffective

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays out there and one of the best to celebrate at work. Bringing Halloween spirit into office work and learning is not just great fun. Brain-research suggests positive emotions are vital to effective learning.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

You are being told that you have to do these kind of things, but the point is that you have to invest time and money into them to make it work. It only will be if it has an effect on the learners working skills, making them more effective and productive.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update New Work and New Work Skills Work Skills Keeping Up? Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0

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Pick of the Month:12 resources from March

Jane Hart

CLOs who embrace this challenge of integrating learning into work face enormous job enrichment. 3 - Net Work Skills , Harold Jarche, 12 March 2012. For example, people high in both vitality and learning were 21% more effective as leaders than those with just high energy.

8 Unexpected Ways To Use Microlearning Online Training Activities

eFront

Microlearning improves knowledge retention and gives employees the ability to brush up on skills whenever it’s most convenient. They also allow them to build essential work skills and continually improve their performance.

Graphic Designers: Do You Need One on Your Learning Team?

The Learning Dispatch

And often the most effective images aren’t photos, but rather diagrams, sketches, or charts. This takes work, skill, and practice. Elearning Team Roles: Critical Skills for Learning Projects. The Importance of Having a Learning Development Graphic Designer.

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10 Must-Read Articles About Blended Learning

TalentLMS

Although some experts claim that we all use blended learning and don’t even know it, we surely can do it better and more effectively. Asynchronous and synchronous learning mixed together? Brick and mortar school structure and online delivered content at once?

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

The more relevant, dynamic and useful your core content is, the more effective your social learning experiences and outcomes will be. For example, you could encourage participants to create “work out loud” journal entries, checklists or other related resources.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Several of them I regularly talk about: Amara’s Law ( backstory ) states that " we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. " – I cite this in Work Skills Keeping Up?

Better Memory

Tony Karrer

I'm only 43, but posts like New Work Skills are a bit of an eye opener that we were taught metacognition using note taking on paper, card catalogs, microfiche readers , rollodex, etc. The reality is that metacognitive techniques are changing rapidly - hence so are work skills.

Inspire and Lead With Interpersonal Communication

KnowledgeCity

The best leaders know their message must work on two levels. This skill enables leaders to assess the climate in the room and adjust their message accordingly. Furthermore, don’t be afraid to change the message if it’s not working. How can you improve your interpersonal skills ? Allison Kay , a career coach, has these tips: Practice active listening skills during all conversations. However, effective communication is just one facet of great leadership.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Getting any one of these elements right is challenging enough, but ensuring that they work together in a complementary way requires a deep ongoing commitment. A modern, robust LMS is important from a pedagogical perspective, as well as for effective student/faculty communication.

6 Ingenious Ways To Refresh Compliance Knowledge In Online Training

KnowledgeAnywhere

It often covers things like safety, quality control, and relevant work skills. But they leave their knowledge in the testing room and never apply it in their day-to-day work. A quick video or interactive game works well. Contextual training is the most effective kind.

Enhance employee performance by keeping them engaged

Designing Digitally

But, the most effective solution is often the simplest one. Practicing what you preach is a very effective employee engagement strategy. If organizations hire for cultural fit more than skills, the employees will have the right attitude and be engaged in their work.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life.

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Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. When I look at my particular skills, methods and tools for 2009 and compare them to 2008, I would say that it’s mostly a question of degree of use and certainly my use of Twitter has grown. Work Event?

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Metalearning

Tony Karrer

Within this context, metalearning depends on the learner’s conceptions of learning, epistemological beliefs, learning processes and academic skills, summarized here as a learning approach. A student who has a high level of metalearning awareness is able to assess the effectiveness of her/his learning approach and regulate it according to the demands of the learning task. Where work and learning are not separate, metalearning is really the focus of performance improvement.

Study: Firms Must Tap Worker Passion to Address Competitive Pressures

CLO Magazine

The effect of mounting competitive pressure is visible in the downward trend in Return on Assets, or ROA. The data suggests that the typical corporate response of reducing costs and squeezing more productivity out of the remaining workers by making them work harder is not a long-term solution to competitive pressures. Recruiting wars have typically focused on finding particular skills, but Deloitte uncovered that the typical modern work skill becomes outdated within five years.

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Team Building 101: 5 Tips for Building Successful Work Teams

KnowledgeAnywhere

Fortunately, there are several work team building strategies you can apply to keep your employees happy and productive. If those benefits sound worth cultivating, read on for five tips to building a successful work team. While communicating effectively on work-related matters is vital to a team’s success, the ability to maintain a casual conversation about other topics indicates that a team gets along well. Practice Work Skills through Play.

15 Tips for Successful LMS Implementation

Qintil

With effective and clear reporting and tracking, you will not be able to provide constructive feedback and ensure compliance from all team members. All of the above requires narrowed objectives – start broad and work your way down. This is part of a larger strategy that needs to focus on equipping your staff with new work skills, maintaining skills and providing routes of growth.

15 Tips for Successful LMS Implementation

Qintil

With effective and clear reporting and tracking, you will not be able to provide constructive feedback and ensure compliance from all team members. All of the above requires narrowed objectives – start broad and work your way down. This is part of a larger strategy that needs to focus on equipping your staff with new work skills, maintaining skills and providing routes of growth.

Podcast 16: Integrated Learning Experiences – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

Talented Learning

An effective learning experience reaches individuals on their terms and influences their behavior in specific ways. Starting as a face-to-face trainer, I learned how effective it can be to have a good conversation in a class of eight people. And over the years, working on so many projects with such a wide range of companies, I found it all comes down to one question – how can you scale? And it never really worked. They need to improve their skills.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. The reality is that management consultants are very much concept workers and as such have to shift how they perform their work and how they serve their customers.

Network Feedback

The Learning Circuits

This month's question comes out of part of the dialog that occur during the recent Work Literacy course. I've got a question about a work task and would like to get feedback from someone (a person, hopefully with some level of experience and expertise on the topic).

A Commitment to Move

CLO Magazine

He had been named the company’s first human resources director for India and was working around the clock to bring this fast-growing venture to life. On top of that are more than 100 professional communities for people based on work, skill and project area. “We