A bit more detail

Clark Quinn

In the Coherent Organization model that we (the ITA ) came up with, it talks about how work teams are fed by and feed up to communities as they too feed up to and are fed from social networks. They are the ones who form teams. And they’ll work together in those teams, for short term needs or on an ongoing basis. A good team member will bring their community expertise into the team, and likewise feedback their learning from their team work.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

Harold recently posted this model: Workers collaborate in Project Teams to get the job done. These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., They can be personal or professional on either side of the firewall (for example, the company football pool or machinists who support Obama’s re-election). The work team is a different sort of animal because we have a job to do. Some teams are self-organizing networks; others are the tail end of command-and-control.

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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. You need to understand your choices, try new methods and tools and adopting practices that improve your work and learning skills.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Ask net-savvy younger workers how they would like to learn new skills, and they bring up the features they enjoy outside of work: A personal profile so I can share information with my connections. Mobile access – Half of America’s workforce works away from the office at least sometimes.