Information Overload and New Initiatives

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workplace learning and performance wlp design information behavior informal learningA recent article over at CLO online talks about the problem of information overload in the workplace. The article talks about the impact of this problem on the quality of work, the morale of employees, and the amount of time information overload causes when people have to keep re-orienting to tasks they get pulled away from, or get prioritized into.While the thrust of the article is about how to.

CLO's Top Stories of 2012

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workplace learning and performance wlp instructional systems design HPT HPII received ISPI's Performance Digest for the day, and I was struck by the lack of substance. Indeed, a couple of the stories seem to conflict ("Change Management vs. Change Leadership" and "Rise of the Change Manager"), many are the obvious ("The Best Approach to Training", "Stop Long, Boring Staff Training; Start Short, Social Learning Modules"), others are laments ("Intelligence Lost: The.

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Informal Learning And the Empowerment of Curiosity

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What's the "High Concept, High Touch" Solution for Organizational Learning Today?

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June's Big Question over at LCB asks how WLP professionals might break down organizational walls to learning. I recently read Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind, and one of the central themes of the book is that we are in an age where we have to think more conceptually, and less analytically, partly because the tools to free our minds from rote work are readily available. I want to borrow that theme. performance barriers organization adult learning

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Hold On a Minute.

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CLO magazine has a good, quick article that highlights what I think is an important point, especially for WLP professionals to consider. The article discusses the pitfalls of implementing best practices, especially in the information age, when those practices could change every other month, if not more. I think this point is similar to an answer I once heard a corporate executive give in response. performance best practices learning workplace professionals

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The New Way of Things.

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One of the big questions many WLP professionals have had of late concerns the pace with which technologies are changing and presenting new options for them, either for development or implementation. Personally, I think that it's futile for those in training and human performance improvement roles to try staying on the bleeding edge. It's not worth it because you can never move fast enough.

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Esse quam videri

The Learning Circuits

The cover story of the last issue tells WLP (workplace learning and performance) professionals that Business Acumen is Priority One. The article, Build Your Business Acumen , tells us that we WLP professionals "need to think and talk like their internal customers." If a WLP professional looks like a business person, walks like a business person, and talks like a business person, why shouldn't she join a business community of practice and become a business person?

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He Had a Bad Day

Tony Karrer

I'd personally rather have us talk performance, but the industry has landed on learning, e.g., CLO, LMS, WLP, oh and eLearning. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - I'm tired people, so I'm only going to say this about 1,000 more times. - and it appears that Mark has had a bad day. The point (hard to see though as it is) however, is that with learning - the changes are going on inside our own heads and bodies.

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Allison Rosset Guest Post: Evaluation—Words Into Action?

The Learning Circuits

When workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals are asked about the four levels of evaluation, in the USA and beyond, they respond in unison: “Level 1 is reaction, 2 is knowledge; 3 is behavior in the workplace; and Level 4 is results.” This is one of those topics that never goes away. It reigns supreme in just about every needs study for workplace learning professionals. We say we want to do more and know more.

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Learning Styles: What Is All the Fuss About?


Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) is a contemporary definition crafted to encompass the various aspects and practices that are a part of the field. I’ve recently been reading quite a few articles, tweets and blog posts about whether learning styles exist.