Democratization of Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational learning has, for too long, been owned by consultants and chief training and learning officers. This has made learning generally inaccessible to the people with the greatest need. . This is why Jim Stilwell and I have created Learning to be Great tm.

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

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Organizational Learning Is A Social Act

CLO Magazine

We make many assumptions about organizational learning. On the surface we seem to know what organizational learning is: People attend programs or complete e-learning modules, they learn something new and they somehow become better.

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.

Best practices on measuring the impact of organizational learning

Matrix

Learning measurement is one of those topics that constantly seems to need revisiting. The Kirkpatrick model still stands as a beacon in this sea of continuous renewal but there is the poignant need for a different approach to measuring everything from engagement to impact of training programs.

Essentials of Developing an Organizational Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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?

The meta-program

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. It’s also about the learning to learn and work skills that accompany the foundational knowledge. The post The meta-program appeared first on Learnlets.

Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

WalkMe Training Station

The first article was “ How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” . With organizational learning, teams work together to help each other learn, and to ensure that nobody is left behind in the overall progress and achievement of the target goals.

4 Steps for Marketing Learning Programs

InfoPro Learning

How L&D Leaders Can Increase Learning Engagement and Drive Business Results by Thinking Like a Marketer. Marketing learning programs can help establish a culture of continuous learning by creating a consistent demand for it. Blog Learning Experience

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How Artificial Intelligence Improves Learning Programs and Business Performance

InfoPro Learning

Traditional learning programs and technology can be valuable tools to build behaviors, strengthen your talent bench, adhere to regulatory requirements, and more. But these learning tools are often event-based, siloed activities. They don’t often mirror how we learn in our everyday lives. Not all corporate learning takes place at a desk. How AI Improves Learning Programs … and Drives Business Performance. Blog Learning Experience

The Challenges of Short Training Programs

InfoPro Learning

As professionals who want to provide true skill-building, we’re often challenged to ensure our target audiences achieve learning goals in far less time than in past years. So how do we ensure that our target audience is truly engaged and receives all the essential learning content?

4 Steps for Marketing Learning Programs

InfoPro Learning

How L&D Leaders Can Increase Learning Engagement and Drive Business Results by Thinking Like a Marketer. Marketing learning programs can help establish a culture of continuous learning by creating a consistent demand for it. Let’s assume you spend $100,000 on custom learning content and you have 5,000 employees, that is $20 per employee. So, what does marketing your learning programs look like? Blog Learning Experience

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How Artificial Intelligence Improves Learning Programs and Business Performance

InfoPro Learning

Traditional learning programs and technology can be valuable tools to build behaviors, strengthen your talent bench, adhere to regulatory requirements, and more. But these learning tools are often event-based, siloed activities. They don’t often mirror how we learn in our everyday lives. Not all corporate learning takes place at a desk. How AI Improves Learning Programs … and Drives Business Performance. Blog Learning Experience

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. Validation that the correct learning solution has been identified and suggestions for programme improvement.

Business Book Reading Program

The Performance Improvement Blog

Yet, book reading is a very important method of learning and self-development and should be part of any leader's routine. For some guidance on sorting through nearly a 1,000 books per month, see Wally Bock's blog post , "Leadership Development: Starting Your Personal Reading Program," which reports useful advice from Todd Stattersten, co-author of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

No Time to Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. It’s all about learning!

Manager Engagement in Employee Learning: More Work or More Reward?

The Performance Improvement Blog

I was asked during my recent ASTD Webcast whether there’s data to show that managers, who are more involved in training and learning, ultimately receive more rewards and recognition than those who aren''t. Google has a culture in which people ask questions and learn from the answers.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In the post “ 5 Gifts for the HR Department “, John Stepper describes working out loud as a “ different kind of talent program ” writing, “ as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it ”.

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

However, barriers to this learning are common in organizations. Limited resources – learning is not given adequate funding and support, e.g., staff are not given resources to experiment with new ideas before risking large scale implementation.

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning.

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. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning.

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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Know the Hidden Curriculum of Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

You won’t find it in company training programs, or in an MBA program, or your professional association’s certification workshops. But this learning is more important for survival and success in the workplace over the long term. .

21rst Century Organizations Need a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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”.

Training Isn't Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Companies continue to put substantial resources into employee training programs with the hope that these programs will prepare their employees for jobs now and in the future. The problem with AT&T’s approach to change is that training isn’t learning.

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The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point

The Performance Improvement Blog

When Stephen Gill and I were researching and writing our latest book, Only Smart Companies Win, about what it means to create and work in a “Learning Culture”, we tried to imagine what it would mean to develop training programs in that culture. That would be just-in-time learning.

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs

Gyrus

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs. That being said, a lot of the initiatives utilized to motivate voters, also have merit in the learning realm.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

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.

Short Course on Evaluation of Training and Learning in Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

LAD Global , in partnership with the Singapore Training and Development Association , has made my short course on evaluation of training and learning available for free online. My emphasis in this course is on using measurement and evaluation for learning.

Top 11 Trends for Organizational Learning

The Learning Circuits

Google Blogs Wiki's Open Source IM/ VOIP (Instant Messaging/ Voice Over Internet) Ambient Information Mobile Phones as Content Inputs/Outputs Podcasts Computer Games driving educational simulations Growing Training Budgets More Decentralized College Programs

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Stop Training Leaders and Start Developing Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

[This post first appeared on the Learning to be Great Blog.]. Note that none of these principles is the delivery of formal training programs. According to the authors, to create this learning culture, share responsibility so that employees can experience risk-taking.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Kieran Hearty argues that the reason managers don’t show up for training courses and, if they do attend, don’t put the learning into practice is that they perceive themselves to be too busy.