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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ).

Organizational Network Analysis: Impact of Proximity on Collaboration

ID Reflections

Today, as I sat reading ( once again ) Informal Learning by Jay Cross in a distant hotel room in Westbrook, Connecticut, the point on Organizational Network Analysis hit me. I have paraphrased a few points from the book (pages 69-71): Rob Cross is the founder and research director of the Network Roundtable, a consortium of 40 learning organizations working with UVA faculty to apply network techniques to critical business issues.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. She was also listed in the Top 25 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media in 2013 and 2014. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

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Podcast – Making Indian Product Global

Disprz

We love to design great products. Who wants to learn about products. Who wants to learn how to build great products or want to learn how to build great startups. They raised a seed round, and we read about them, and I personally messaged Subbu on LinkedIn.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

As technological capability increases, the cloud becomes pervasive, and the power of social and mobile become progressively evident, these will transform the way we function. As Dr. Gratton says in the book: "A crucial question for understanding the future of work is predicting what people will actually do with this unprecedented level of connectivity, content and productive possibilities. Even onboarding new employees is becoming a social and experiential learning journey.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

In the past, the notion that knowledge is power meant people were expected to learn and remember what they learned in order to act. In today’s world where knowledge generation is increasing and half-life is shortening at an alarming rate, access to knowledge is where the power truly lies. analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. An approach that implies networking for personal benefits. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The workforce is ubiquitously connected, networked, and mobile.

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. But in fact it has been clear for some time that many individuals are already taking responsibility for not only acquiring new knowledge and skills but for a wide range of activities for their continuous learning and professional development. Social learning

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

It has certainly been a "month of Sundays" since I last posted to this blog and I offer apologies for not sharing more throughout what has proved to be a very busy and productive summer and fall season. The Feature Sets - A Range of Possibility The variety of available mobile devices enables a myriad of potential uses for the preparation, delivery and tracking of learning for mobile workers; and the more capable the mobile device, the wider the array of possible content delivery methods.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

Still, much of this applies to issues we face today and things we can do to improve our products, designs, and our even approach to workplace learning as an organization. 1 Its purpose is ultimately to help produce viable products, whether they’re tangible or knowledge-based (such as in a consultancy). These workers share organizational accountabilities and should be incentivized to cooperatively solve their most important problems.

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Leveraging Networks is Key Skill and the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. ranellem : @ tonykarrer I've found old friends via Facebook that have become professional contacts as well.

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10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

It’s partly a creature of collaborative technologies, such as email, instant messages, Web-based conferencing, internal social networks and so on. ” 4 - Productivity revolutions and the most misunderstood man in history – Esko Kilpi, 13 January 2013. “When Taylor started working, nine out of ten people were manual workers. Today, nine out of ten people are knowledge workers. But the struggles we face with productivity may be the same.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? Social learning and curation.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.

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Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

Speakers and topics include: Alvaro Fernandez: Brain Fitness for Peak Health and Performance Dave Gray: Visual Literacy, Learning Innovation Kevin Wheeler: The Future of Talent Dave Pollard - Working Smarter: Improving the personal productivity of knowledge workers.

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Your First Steps to Adopting ‘Learning in the Flow of Work’

WhatFix

Also, at a time when the average knowledge worker is struggling to set aside time (just five minutes per day) for formal learning, the traditional learning system is quite redundant. . As an L&D pro, the onus ends up falling on you to not just “train” employees but actually create an environment conducive to learning and improved productivity. Ergo, minimum disruption of work and maximum productivity.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency. and Workplace Communities: Embedding social media within WBT courses reintroduces these social exchanges without sacrificing the cost savings or WBT's time-of-need "replay capability."

5 ways the talent experience is fundamentally changing

CLO Magazine

Besides imparting requisite knowledge, this type of pre-boarding experience is inspiring and instills a culture of curiosity and learning on day one. Single entry door to all knowledge and learning. MS Teams, Salesforce, Workplace from Facebook, G-Suite, VMWare, WorkspaceOne, etc.),

21st Century Workplace Challenges

ID Reflections

The paragraph below taken from Harold Jarche’s post Success depends on who we work with reminded me of a post I had written some time back, the Molotov cocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge. These networks were not well connected and contained mostly weak ties. The networks that best exhibited the small-world property were those that had the greatest success. Weak ties create havoc when people need to transfer tacit knowledge.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization. Address a Business Need The most important element in communicating the value of Social Media is to solve a pressing business need. If you try to sell the use of social media as a technology play, it will not work.

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

On April 27, 2011, Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Executive Network at Symantec in Mountain View. The Executive Networks people took notes; here are the main points from my presentation. In 1986, 75% of the knowledge that a worker needed was stored in their heads. The needed information is no longer in the worker’s mind but it is “out there” in the minds of others. Social Networks.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Should Educators be Afraid of Having a Facebook Profile? Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Four Ways to Encourage Social Learning Without Web 2.0

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Device Diversity is the “New Normal” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning Pad/Tablet Use Explodes Authoring Tools Will Evolve Private Social Networks Win Over Public Market Consolidations Will Occur Here Come the Experts! Cramster provides interactive and social support to help students answer textbook questions. Badgeville allows you to add a social game layer onto your content.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

“When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud-Better for You; Better for the Firm Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.

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Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. This is a knowledge economy.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 LinkedIn I had a major "aha moment" about my LinkedIn Connection Approach.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. Kimberly McCollum in The networked nature of information fairly calls me out for asking such leading questions - They are more like a rhetorical rallying cry to the already converted. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need?

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JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. This is a knowledge economy.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Workers are disgruntled 10. Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. They all offered great products. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The Industrial Age is giving way to the Network Era.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. I actually think this is some of the most valuable stuff on my blog, and I believe that most knowledge workers are not really taking advantage of this at the level they should. Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong.

Get Your Paws Off My Training Budget

Living in Learning

Don’t you wish that justifying your existence did not become a distraction to your departmental mission and divert precious time and resources away from being productive? And not just the learner in an academic-feed-me-knowledge-to-make-me-smarter sense, but the learner who is confronted with moments of learning need in the context of their work. . Don’t you wish you could say that?

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 9, 2020

Mike Taylor

Yasmin Fodil (@yasminfodil) talks about the sources of collective knowledge available to knowledge workers, and the ways that they can access that knowledge. Tables | Google’s Area 120 — Tables is Google’s newest productivity tool.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

This month on the Learning Circuits Blog - I asked some very leading questions If we have responsibility for informal learning, social learning, eLearning 2.0 , long tail learning , etc. Kimberly McCollum in The networked nature of information fairly calls me out for asking such leading questions - They are more like a rhetorical rallying cry to the already converted. Gina Minks: Adventures in Corporate Education What Competencies do Knowledge Workers Need?

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8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. You think of improving skills and increasing knowledge. They are workers first, and learners second. Social learning is the hottest thing since electricity among web enthusiasts. However, MIT’s Andy McAfee warns that executives who hear social flash on scenes of Woodstock and other non-business activities.

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

socialize online with peers and other participants (schmoozing encouraged!). Dave Pollard - Working Smarter: Improving the personal productivity of knowledge workers. Mark Sylvester - Social Networking as a Strategic Part of Your Learning Strategy. Nancy White - Online Social Architectures - Networks and Communities. Attend a conference for troubled times.

The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. Today’s world is a kaleidoscope, information is a tsunami, and workers face novel, complex situations every day. What’s important is tacit knowledge, the know-how that’s taught by experience as opposed to the know-what that is written in books or a syllabus. Learning is social. Social software facilitates conversation.

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The Art of Training People and Bears Using a Learning Continuum

Living in Learning

Today, I will use three learning situations with examples that demonstrate how the productivity of our bear friend could be enhanced if learning continued downstream from the classroom. If we had introduced how to use a global position system in the classroom (during the Deploy phase) in experiential, berry-finding simulations with the appropriate Performer Support Objects (PSOs) – job aids – this bear’s productivity would triple.

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

Given that unstructured data accounts for 80% of the data in the world, and we know much of that is from social media that gets special attention. How much data is generated through social media tools? People on Facebook share more than 684,000 bits of content a day. Brands receive more than 34,000 Facebook ‘likes’a minute. Demand for the services of these workers will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs.

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Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

As I've said many times, for concept workers work and learning are inseparable. For a knowledge worker, generally its something like the start of a new project or a new kind of situation that sparks the need for learning. Role of Learning Organizations The learning organization's role is to provide support to these workers/learners as they hit learning ignition points. Most of my online coaching seeking activity you don't see because it's one-to-one via LinkedIn.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. PLE - “My PLE is where I store all my “keys” to the network. Social Media for Working & Learning: Twitter in the classroom, 10 useful resources.