Disruptive Innovation and Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Disruptive innovation has become a very popular notion about competition and organizational change. Drake Bennett in an article for BusinessWeek titled “The Innovator''s New Clothes: Is Disruption a Failed Model?”

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. I am taking uberization more as a concept that encapsulates the characteristics listed above and, IMHO, L&D has a lot to learn from this.

Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have some questions for you: Are the jobs in your company changing rapidly due to disruptive technology? Are employees constantly looking for more opportunities to learn and grow both in your company and in other organizations?

Force Field Analysis of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

learning) and the factors that block people from achieving that change. The table below lists forces that commonly drive learning in organizations and the factors that block learning in organizations. Technology. Work vs. Learning. Innovation. What are the factors that drive and block learning in your organization? Leadership Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork Training

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.

Learn, Adapt, Innovate

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of traditional, hierarchical organizations does not allow for the scope and speed of learning, adaptation, and innovation that is needed to compete and be successful in today’s environment. Organizations will have to learn how to learn and to become self-designing.

Innovation in organizational learning

Jay Cross

In this 12-minute closing presentation at Learning Technologies 2009 in London, I describe the global economic cataclysm and learning in the longest-lived culture in the world, the Aborigines of Australia. Learning Technologies 2009. Related: Learning Irregulars.

Organizational Learning Infrastructure

Clark Quinn

It’s about looking at how organizations develop competence, move to excellence, foster innovation, collaboratively problem-solve, etc. What I realized today was that what I’m really about is improving organizational learning infrastructure. It’s Not About The Technology, as Jay says, though that’s a component of it. It’s about knowledge and skills how to learn alone and together, using the infrastructure.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. With digital technology growing exponentially, the speed of change is going to be faster than any we have encountered before.

Elearning Adoption in Organisations 3: Stages of Diffusion

The E-Learning Curve

Rogers, peoples' attitude to a new technology is a key element in its diffusion. Roger’s Innovation Decision Process theory asserts that innovation diffusion is a process that occurs over time through five stages of diffusion: Awareness; Interest; Evaluation; Trial; Adoption.

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Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A learning culture is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. They want to learn! Need for Innovation.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 4: Complexity of Practice

The E-Learning Curve

As discussed in my previous post on Elearning Adoption in Organizations, research undertaken by Bohlen and Beal indicates that complexity of practice is a significant factor in determining the value of a diffused innovation or technology in organizations.

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This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Work is no longer about simply doing a job; it’s about becoming adapting to new jobs, new technology, new ways of working with others, and anticipating the unanticipated. This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. The Purpose of Business is Learning.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 2: Characteristics of the Diffusion Process

The E-Learning Curve

New ideas, processes, technologies, and work practices are part of the workplace environment. Continue Reading → The post Elearning Adoption in Organizations 2: Characteristics of the Diffusion Process appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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Joy to the World of Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

Menlo Innovations , a software development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has made a joyful workplace its goal and has found that, by doing this, business success follows. But it’s not only the information technology industry that is “broken”.

Functional Stupidity at Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

Chris Argyris referred to these “stupid” behaviors as “organizational defenses”. In his classic 1990 text, Overcoming Organizational Defenses: Facilitating Organizational Learning , Argyris made us aware of “defensive routines” in organizations that get in the way of learning.

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. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.

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. 70 to 80% of learning professionals are now using these tools.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. Learning isn’t in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job.

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Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Organizations have to integrate the power of design thinking and emergent technology to create spaces where everyone can bring in their fullest potential and authentic selves. Technology is taking us to a world that is science-fiction-like in its possibilities.

Learning Culture & Human Capital: The Reality, the Myth and the Vision

The Performance Improvement Blog

iLearning Forum is the most important learning meeting in Europe. While preparing the Learning technologies France 2018 conference programme, I have been doing research and reading, and in particular looking at L&D trends, Talent Management and Human capital management.

How to Fuel Innovation

CLO Magazine

Innovative learning organizations can merge business and people information to provide diverse, consumable learning within the context of daily work and use technology to support real-time collaboration. Organizational learning is seeing a renaissance of sorts. Organizations have to keep their people constantly engaged in their primary work functions and can’t afford to interrupt their people with traditional learning techniques.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. Innovative Online Communications and Training Strategies. Put your learners on a diet - consider a pull-based learning approach - Free as in Freedom , November 6, 2009. Blogs – Day 1 – An Introduction - Engaged Learning , November 9, 2009. Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle - The E-Learning Curve , November 9, 2009.

Stop Relying on Training for Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Formal training continues to take up too much of organizational resources. This is because formal training (referred to as " push " learning), regardless of how well it is delivered to employees, is limited in its impact: Learning is not retained. Learning is not applied.

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Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture.

Pull, Don’t Push, Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the digital revolution continues to fuel the faster rate of change, transforming all aspects of business, from supply chain management to communication, the highest-performing corporations are abandoning traditional “push” training for the “pull” learning model.

How to Hire an Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you find agile learners, people who can curate information for themselves, use a wide variety of learning methods, and quickly apply new learning to their work? Recruit people with the ability to learn a job and adapt as the job changes, which it will.

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Managing to Learn, Learning to Manage in the Knowledge Economy

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Companies whose roots lay in the industrial economy in which we used our hands to make things learned to “manage hands,” where success was often measured by the number of widgets that can be cranked out in a set amount of time. Harness the power of employees’ minds!

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The academy faces extinction unless it learns how to learn. In their recently published book, titled Leading Innovation and Change , Larry Smith and Al Blixt write: The forces of change are multidirectional and inescapable, especially if you are in a leadership position.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

An individual with a digital mindset” understands the power of technology to democratize, scale and speed up every form of interaction and action. This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world.

Push Training vs. Pull Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In contrast, pull learning is a learner-driven, bottom-up approach that enables people to access the information they need when and where it is needed. People are able to collaborate and make the best use of the supporting technology that links them to one another and sources of information. With pull learning, people can quickly and easily locate and access the most up-to-the-minute infor­mation in a variety of ways, when and where they need it. PULL LEARNING CULTURE.

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Learning to Work in a Time of Digital Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

These are important questions for the many companies that are faced with dramatic technological change in the near future…or right now! After all, disruptive technologies and business models are fueled not by algorithms, but by people—innovating, collaborating, and taking bold chances.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I’m probably not the best judge of whether there’s innovation going on because: People call me when they want to do something innovative. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators. by Bill Brandon , January 27, 2010 The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

How much of their essential job skills and knowledge are people in your organization learning from one another? Do you know what they are learning? Here we will focus more specifically on peer learning and how a MOOC can be used to facilitate, structure, and assess it.

Independent Learner in the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

In the Knowledge Economy, people must take responsibility for their own learning. They need to learn how to learn independently and how to learn what they need to know when they need to know it. The implications for a company’s innovation and competitiveness are profound.

Employee Learning Should Be About Change, Not Continuity

The Performance Improvement Blog

All of these organizations behave as if organizational DNA is determining their future. Same can be said for employee learning. This traditional training culture perpetuates stability and consistency at the expense of innovation and change.

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