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Organizational Learning Tools

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What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. Chart of the learning process in organizations.

Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning

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Some cultures support learning more than others. It’s not that managers are sitting around discussing how they can prevent learning; this is rarely consciously intentional. In a learning culture, the pursuit of learning is woven into the fabric of organizational life.

Assessing Your Organizational Learning Culture

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To what extent does your organization have a learning culture? Using Edgar Schein ’s definition of organizational culture, you’ll want to know to what extent: Underlying beliefs and assumptions support learning in your organization. These are the 5As of a learning culture.

10 Principles of Organizational Learning DNA

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How do we know if an organization has the “DNA” that predisposes it to organizational learning? Gary Neilson and Jaime Estupinan have been studying and writing about "organizational DNA" for the past 10 years. Managers take responsibility for employee learning.

How to Achieve an Organizational Learning Goal

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You can apply these same principles to organizational learning goals. For individuals, teams, and whole organizations to achieve their learning goals, they need to develop supportive processes and relationships. And it’s not enough to select a method for learning.

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.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach. improve learning process.

Improving Communication in High Performance Organizations

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The communication problem bucket is very large, making it quite easy to pour most organizational concerns into it. Planning for Organizational Change. Building Support for Organizational Change. Organizational Transparency. Building Trust in Leadership.

Learning Organization is Culture, Processes, and Leadership

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Organizational learning” and “learning organization” are terms that continue to be misused. It seems like these days any business, nonprofit, or government agency that provides training and education to its employees calls itself a learning organization.

ASTD Webcast on Manager's Role in Employee Learning and Performance Improvement

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I did a webcast for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) on the topic of the manager’s role in employee learning and performance improvement. First, I defined learning in organizations as “acquiring and applying the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that help individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve performance.” Supporting learning is not in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

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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. Ask them for their thoughts about learning methods.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

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If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! I’m talking about a systematic, evidence-based look at why it was done, what was done, how it was done, what happened as a result, how it can be improved, and what the organization learned from the process.

No Time to Learn

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One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value 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.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

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The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. Training Is Not Learning.

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.

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The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. 10’ refers to ‘structured learning’.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general.

Smart Companies Have Learned How to Learn

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David Grebow, in a blog post titled Only Smart Companies Will Win , writes about the necessity of changing from a training culture to a learning culture. Students are using Web-based elearning programs, social media, and mobile devices to conveniently and creatively learn in and out of school.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Organizations and the corporate world will require deep and fundamental transformations in business practices including leadership, governance, processes, customer orientation, etc. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. These concepts are fundamentally opposed to the principle and values that support cooperation and collaboration – the pillars of social business and authentic communities. To see real impact, and deep and lasting transformation, we have to attack the root, and reimagine the organizational metaphor. .

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. Who are the Performance Consultants Really? :

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. Leadership , Retention , HR Skills , and Talent Acquisition occupy the #1 slot as per the Top Ten Findings of the Global Human Capital Trends 2014 Survey. is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. Enable peer-to-peer collaboration and learning.

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Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

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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!

Do You Need a CCO and CLO?

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I agree with Hebert and I have similar concerns with having a CLO (Chief Learning Officer). Learning is what employees in high performance organizations must do continuously as part of their jobs. But culture and learning are who we are and how we work collectively.

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Can People Learn and Improve? Yes or No?

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A learning culture is an organizational culture in which beliefs, values, and artifacts support employee learning, In terms of beliefs, research is showing us that what people believe about the potential of themselves and others has a profound impact on organizations.

Pull, Don’t Push, Employee Learning

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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.

Know the Hidden Curriculum of Work

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But this learning is more important for survival and success in the workplace over the long term. . Nobody trained you to succeed in this hidden work, and you have to learn how to confront its everyday pitfalls. We shouldn’t assume that employees already know how to learn in this way.

The Corporate Learning Gap

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One major conclusion from this 2015 study is: … more than 8 out of 10 (85 percent) respondents cited learning as “important” or “very important,”—up 21 percent from last year. Many employees demand learning opportunities based in the latest technology.

Managers Eat Learning for Lunch

PDG

Executives can sit in important planning meetings and generate as many documents as they like; if the culture of the organization can’t or won’t support those plans, it’s going to be difficult to move forward. If Culture eats Strategy for breakfast, then Managers eat Learning for lunch.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture

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In a discussion started by Camilla Keen on LinkedIn, she asks, “In order to find out and evaluate if a company has an effective learning culture, what would be your top ten questions?” These are my top ten but not my only questions for a company that wants to evaluate its learning culture.