Assessing Your Organizational Learning Culture

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To what extent does your organization have a learning culture? Look around your organization. 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.

Organizational Learning in the Age of Ideas

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Most organizations are “locked in an industrial mindset.” They think of their workers as cogs in the wheels of progress, doing what they’re told, not smart enough to figure out how best to do their jobs or improve their organizations.

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.

Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning

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All organizations have a culture. 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. Leadership Learning Culture Organization Culture Organizational Learnin

Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture

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Are employees constantly looking for more opportunities to learn and grow both in your company and in other organizations? Are you not getting the impact on organizational performance that you would like from current training programs?

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

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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.

Organizational Learning & Improvement Challenges

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What challenges do you face in your organization? If you need tools and experts to help you, go to Learning to be Great. Communication Employee Engagement Evaluation Leadership Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning challenges improvement learning performance survey Take this survey to identify the most serious ones, the ones you want to work on now.

Force Field Analysis of Organizational Learning

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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. Work vs. Learning. The usefulness of this force-field analysis of organizational learning is in stimulating action to add and enhance the factors that drive learning and stimulating action to eliminate and reduce the factors that block 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.

Organizational Learning in Colleges and Universities

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In order to change, colleges and universities must first learn; that is, acquire new organizational knowledge and new organizational skills. They must create an organizational routine of feedback, reflection, and active social learning. They need to learn how to examine what they do, compare that to what needs to be done, reflect on what they have learned from their actions, and make the needed changes in the organization.

Teaching Organizational Learning, Part 1

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Chris Argyris, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has made significant contributions to the development of organizational learning theory and experiential learning. Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment.must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn.

Megan Torrance Talks About Learning in Organizations

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I’m always looking for examples of companies that put learning ahead of training. I had the pleasure recently, along with my Learning to be Great ™ business partner, James Stilwell, to interview the founder and CEO of TorranceLearning, Megan Torrance.

6 Barriers to Organizational Learning

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The first article was titled “How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” After detailing the importance of a learning culture within a learning organization, I would like to briefly look at several barriers to organizational learning.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations

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Organizations Don't Learn

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The culture of most organizations prevents them from learning. What prevents organizations from learning? Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats, in an article for HBR titled Why Organizations Don’t Learn , provide us with some answers.

Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning


On October 9 th -10 th , G-Cube attended India’s largest and most prestigious Chief Learning Officers’ Summit , which brought together learning leaders from different industries from all over India and the world. This increases the impact of workplace learning by leaps and bounds.

21rst Century Organizations Need a Learning Culture

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ATD’s 2016 State of the Industry report concludes: …the traditional, instructor-led, face-to-face classroom continues to play a crucial role, and it was still the delivery mechanism for 51 percent of learning hours used in 2015. Most companies today have a “training culture”.

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 4: Complexity of Practice

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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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Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

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Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. and the quality of the learning interventions (formal training, coaching, mentoring, self-directed study, action learning, etc.). Create a context for learning.

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning


Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. Identify your social learning champions.

E-Learning Adoption in Organizations 6: More Characteristics of Adopters

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In this, the penultimate article in this series, I will describe some more categories of innovation adopters, before concluding the series of articles about Elearning Adoption in Organizations.

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LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

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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.

What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

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A sumptuous spread of cerebral and endorphin-inducing fare, the subtext was learning, learning and more learning. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning.

Organization Culture Change

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In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?”

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 5: Rate of Adoption

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People (and organizations) don't adopt new ideas at the same time or at the same pace: rate of adoption vary considerably. Continue Reading → The post Elearning Adoption in Organizations 5: Rate of Adoption appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog.

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Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

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If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. Employees need to learn quickly. The learning cognoscenti know there are no shortcuts to effective learning. But is personal choice the learning goal?

How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

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Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. Helping workers learn continuously on the job.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


” This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Yet, this is where organizations are struggling.

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

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whole enterprise is an essential aspect of high performance organizations. However, barriers to this learning are common in organizations. These barriers must be overcome in order for organizations to have long term success.

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!

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.

Reprise: How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

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Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart ’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. The daily routine supports social learning.

Learning to be Great Organizations

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In a previous post , I wrote about the importance of democratizing organizational learning. I argued that organizations need to be continuously learning for the purpose of improving performance and achieving business goals.

Organizational Learning Infrastructure

Clark Quinn

It’s about looking at how organizations develop competence, move to excellence, foster innovation, collaboratively problem-solve, etc. I’ve had a tagline: “making organizations smarter&# , and the inevitable (and desired) follow-up is “how do you do that?&#. What I realized today was that what I’m really about is improving organizational learning infrastructure. It’s at the individual, team, unit, and organizational level.

Survey of Organization Performance Challenges

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Leaders today face many challenges in facilitating organization performance improvement. Fifteen of these problems are listed in a survey of organizational performance challenges. Survey of Organization Performance Challenges. If you wish to find resources that can help you with any of the challenges listed in the survey, go to Learning to be Great. . Organizational Learning Tools. Tools of a Learning Organization.

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Elearning Adoption in Organizations 2: Characteristics of the Diffusion Process

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Sometimes these emerge spontaneously, and are disseminated organically, but more typically, new approaches are implemented as part of a program where the diffusion process is driven as part of a transformation initiative.

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Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

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Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. Jane Hart has provided us with an excellent list of “passive” ways in which people learn in their workplaces. Large-scale events (whole organization system change).