Facilitating Knowledge Work #wolweek

Clark Quinn

In the course of some work with a social business agency, was wondering how to represent the notion of facilitating continual innovation. This representation emerged from my cogitations, and while it’s not quite right, I thought I’d share it as part of Work Out Loud week.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Going forward, optimal execution is only the cost of entry and continual innovation will be the only sustainable differentiator. This puts a huge emphasis on innovation. The old model of innovation has been busted. Innovation and learning require a learning environment.

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The E-Learning Curve

Workplace learning is bound within the organisational context: knowledge workers innovate solutions and social learning is a mechanism to do this. Constructivism E-Learning Knowledge Work Workplace Learning knowledge work Social Constructivism social learning Vygotky workplace learningContinue Reading → The post Social Learning in the Workplace 1 appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Knowledge Worker Problem-Solving Approach

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge working is bound within the organizational context: knowledge workers use their skills and experience to innovate solutions to real-world problems Continue Reading → The post Knowledge Worker Problem-Solving Approach appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

Social Learning in the Workplace 1

The E-Learning Curve

I believe that workplace learning is intimately bound within the organisational context: knowledge workers innovate solutions to real-world problems. Tags: e-learning knowledge work Social Constructivism social learning Vygotky workplace learning Social Learning in the Workplace 1 is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Myths, Questioning, Implementation 2.0, Literacy, & Innovation

Big Dog, Little Dog

Today's collaborative technologies can knit together an enterprise and facilitate knowledge work in ways that were simply not possible previously. They have the potential to usher in a new era by making both the practices of knowledge work and its outputs more visible. It Really Takes Years of Hard Work - New York Times. Epiphany has little to do with either creativity or innovation. Fact or Fiction?:

Employee Empowerment—How It’s Done and Why You Should Care

Vitalyst

In a 1999 California Management Review article, Peter Drucker—who is widely regarded as the “father of modern management”—stated that the most important contribution management will need to make in the 21st century will be increasing the productivity of knowledge workers.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Sharing 50 suggestions on putting 70-20-10 to work has consumed five posts spread over two months. Knowledge work has evolved into keeping up and taking advantage of connections. He is the world authority on 70:20:10 and these posts draw heavily on his work.).

Unbook update

Jay Cross

My unbook, Working Smarter: Boosting Brainpower for Fun & Profit , is now on sale at Amazon for $14. It’s a new way of looking at how people become competent in their work and fulfilled in their professional lives. Tags: Innovation

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LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning.

Corporate eLearning

Tony Karrer

Corporate eLearning Blog posts related to Corporate eLearning: eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More in Corporate eLearning New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise Open Source Business Model Knowledge Management Core Issues Use of iPods and other Mobile Learning IBM Taps Employees for Innovation Using Blog Like Tools Corporate Learning Laggards? Search - Implications on Knowledge Work Corporate eLearning Development: Learning2.0,

Managers Need Empathy in the Digital Age

The Performance Improvement Blog

Early in my career, as a university professor, I was responsible for training and developing counselors for work in schools, colleges, and community agencies. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

L&D Value

Clark Quinn

This interests me from a perspective of what would orgs eventually figure they might want to invest in across the enterprise to facilitate improving their ability to execute and innovate. What I suggested as a response to her question was that individuals and communities would take over responsibility for learning, and work to create environments to support a richer variety of learning.

Generation next

Learning with e's

This might be seen as a generalisation, because there are some pockets of innovative pedagogy to be found in every large education institution. Yet innovative pedagogy in higher education is not prevalent, and academics are generally reluctant to change their methods.

What is the Important Work?

Clark Quinn

Not surprisingly for regular readers, I think that the nature of work is changing. The success factor for businesses will be, increasingly, the ability to: continually innovate. In essence, to do the important work faster. Call it knowledge work, call it concept work, the point is that execution will only be the cost of entry, innovation will be the necessary differentiator. Training people to do rote work is a dying enterprise.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

It is now common knowledge that an organization’s ability to innovate is its competitive edge in today’s economy. Innovation itself is a term that requires some unpacking. For example, it could be used to mean blue ocean thinking or innovation by combining the already existing in an entirely novel, unforeseen manner. This worked wonderfully (when the world was stable and work was routine) till it didn’t anymore. I am talking about knowledge work here.

More Curious Learning

Learning Rebels

First we need to know our stuff, build our knowledge, work up a curiosity and not accept myths as truths – let’s take Learning Styles as an example; find research, find data, read the whitepapers, and draw your own conclusions. Original Post here.

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Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. About the Presenter: Dr. Tony Karrer is an expert on innovative uses of technology that improves human performance. s impact on knowledge work and workplace learning. He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog, creator of eLearning Learning , and founder of Work Literacy. That will be coming out shortly.

Why You Should Embrace The Gig Economy For Strategic Advantage

EI Design

Embrace the gig economy work structure for a strategic advantage over out-dated workflow practices. But managers and HR departments tend to operate from a perspective of fear, convinced that employees can only complete work if they’re supervised in an office. Increased Innovation.

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. Tilde Effect - gap between available tools and methods and the average capabilities of concept workers due to the ad hoc nature of work skills acquisition. Our work skills cannot sit still. Drucker We are truly in a time of incredible innovation of work skills.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Performance Learning Productivity

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. This is all very positive, and an apparent validation of the existing work L&D departments are carrying out.

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life.

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Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

vs. 2.0 - Help Needed 1,206 17 21 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction 1,155 8 6 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary 1,147 2 28 Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS 702 5 25 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment 1,199 3 23 Web 2.0

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year.

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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Curated Insights: The Human Side of Extracting Business Value from Information

CLO Magazine

Ample supporting evidence ensures the insight does not morph into opinion, unwarranted skepticism or objection and encourages action, innovation, creation and problem solving. Content curation is not a new phenomenon.

Productivity advice from the sage

Jay Cross

Peter Drucker’s six factors for knowledge worker productivity are core principles for designing learnscapes. Knowledge worker productivity demands that we ask the question: “What is the task?&#. It demands that we impose the responsibility for productivity on the individual knowledge workers themselves. Knowledge workers have to manage themselves. Continuing innovation has to be part of the work, the task and the responsibility of knowledge workers.

Future of the training department

Clark Quinn

Instead, we need to make sure everyone understands what the overall goal is, and have them work together to achieve it. This is a redefinition of learning as performance, incorporating problem-solving, innovation, creativity, design, research, and more. Who is responsible for ensuring this works? In some organizations it’s the information services group, or the knowledge management group.

Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

The point, however, is from the point of the view of the learner, all the resources needed are ‘to hand’ through every stage of knowledge work. However, if you recognize that it will take time and tuning, and diligently work to nurture the network, you should be able to reap the benefits of an aligned group of empowered people. In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Put innovation on everyone’s to-do list. In a networked corporation, there is scant difference between knowledge work and learning. Workers become problem solvers and innovators instead of cogs in the machine. They work and learn in what I call a “learnscape.”.

Getting established in the new world of work Part 1: The edges

Janet Clarey

Deal with the psychological, spiritual, and practical issues and then realize it’s a new world of work. Edges are places that become fertile ground for innovation because they spawn significant new unmet needs and unexploited capabilities and attract people who are risk takes.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

this would be down notable dropping topics: games, simulations, knowledge, interactive and blended Karyn Romeis commented: Hmm. This works across any subset of the content including sources, keywords and arbitrary searches. 130) Work Skills (26) PWLE (16) Flash Quiz (8) Knowledge Work (40) That's a pretty fair representation of topics that I talk about. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

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. Each of these allowed me to fast forward my learning and share knowledge effectively. And it can turn into great things like: Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank. Work Event?

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, enlightened management accelerates the development of future workers and gets the entire organization working smarter. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged.

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Learning for the 21st Century

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Unprecedented changes in the role of the worker, the nature of business, the pace of innovation, the importance of intangibles, the explosion of information, and the shift from a manufacturing to a service economy have rendered traditional corporate learning obsolete. Learning is the process of figuring out how the world works. It’s a dog’s breakfast of acquiring skills, information, knowledge, savoir faire, and more. THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK.