The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Business networking not only brings new business and new talent, but it supports collaboration – whether it’s collaborating with internal team members or making connections outside of the organization. Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography.
The Next Generation of Workplace Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
How to become a Collaboration Consultant
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Next public online workshop: 9 November – 4 December 2015 In the workplace, people learn continuously as a result of working in their teams.
3 – L&D roles to support learning at work
MARCH 24, 2016
In the first post in this series I showed the many different ways that people learn at work , and in the second I talked about the activities involved in supporting all the ways people learn at work. Is your L&D team moving toward coordination, facilitation and advisorial roles?
Agile: An incredibly freeing way to work
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Doesn’t the project team think this is just incredibly controlling?”. The project team makes the plan. The project team includes the client, subject matter expert, team members and the project lead. The beautiful thing about this is that the entire process sets up what I like to call a “work-directed work team.”. In the 90s, I spent a lot of time studying self-directed work teams. Agile teams have a project leader.
DECEMBER 17, 2015
And right now I’m working with the Coherent Organization model and looking at the implications for decisions. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks.
Party Every Day: A Learning Solutions 2016 Recap
MARCH 22, 2016
We entered three different courses into DemoFest that our custom development team created for Adobe, Amway, and PayPal. We are really proud of the work that our custom development team has done and look forward to seeing the fantastic courses they will continue to create!
Curated Insights: The Continued Evolution of Social Learning
AUGUST 17, 2016
As Jane points out, people will always find a way to share and collaborate (and complain) with regards to work. To Work Out Loud from Julian Stodd. In this brief reflection post, Julian shares a simple but excellent example of what it means to work out loud.
Clear out the tumbleweed
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Adding Social Learning to Your Existing Training Strategy
AUGUST 15, 2016
Working with other learners adds another layer of learning, practice, and retention. Collaboration has been a cornerstone of formal education – the traditional classroom setting involves group work, team projects, and pairing up.
MAY 20, 2015
The best competitors aren’t the best chess players or the best programs, but the best pairs , that is the player and computer that best know how to work together. Working backwards , we should decide what portion should be handled by the computer, and what by the person (or team), and then design the resources and then training the humans to use the resources in context to achieve the goals.
Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace
JUNE 29, 2014
The impact of technology, globalization, ubiquitous connectivity, remote work and distributed work teams, and economy of individuals to name a few drivers have changed the face of workplace learning and performance dramatically.
Learning in the Collaboration Age
Performance Learning Productivity
AUGUST 13, 2014
In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. The emerging understanding that invariably we need to work with others to solve problems is driving these collaborative and co-operative behaviours and, in turn, fuelling a focus on collaborative learning.
Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?
APRIL 19, 2017
Work teams are the primary source of learning about norms, values and expectations. They need to know how profits are generated, how front-line employees interact with customers, how teams function in various parts of the organization and more.
Learning Activities that Matter
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
When we think about the psychological learning process, it is critical we promote knowledge rehearsal and encoding, past the working memory into the long-term memory. How are they applying the information in teams and in collaborative settings?
How regularly are you “learning” in the workplace?
MAY 7, 2012
keeping up to date with what is happening inside the organisation – in your work team or organisation, as well as. Learning in the workplace is not just about taking courses or other training workshops to acquire new skills and knowledge, but is also about.
Steps to Developing a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
AUGUST 27, 2014
I’m reluctant to make specific suggestions at the risk of over-simplifying the work that needs to be done. Help work teams, groups and communities share their knowledge and experiences to learn from one another. Changing an organization’s culture is not easy.
20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning
APRIL 20, 2016
You realise that learning in the workplace is more than being trained or taking e-learning courses; ie that it happens in many different ways as people do their jobs at work, from interactions with people as well as from personal learning activities. L&D can help the organisation value the learning that happens through a multitude of experiences in and out of work, by encouraging and supporting it in new ways, and enabling the the sharing of relevant experiences.
A bit more detail
JANUARY 20, 2016
In the Coherent Organization model that we (the ITA ) came up with, it talks about how work teams are fed by and feed up to communities as they too feed up to and are fed from social networks. They are the ones who form teams.
What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?
Performance Learning Productivity
MAY 1, 2014
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. The training department response In other words, what does the training department do when training doesn''t work? When other changes are implemented a change in name for the training department and in titles for the team is probably essential.
Article Review: Overcoming the Fear of Feedback
JUNE 6, 2016
Matias Rodsevich, writing for Talent Culture , reviews some of the reasons we find feedback so unpalatable and suggest some ways to get better at “eating our vegetables” at work. You might even stop at that coffee shop whenever you drive by even if it’s not a work morning.
APRIL 2, 2013
For one, those work teams can be at any level. There will be work teams at the level that the work gets done, but there’ll also be work teams at the management and even executive levels.
Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 28, 2015
If sales managers want their inside sales team to conduct powerful discovery, they’ve got to teach an approach, listen to tapes, let reps self-evaluate, give feedback, listen to more tapes, give more feedback, and so on. Your work teams are not as efficient and effective as they need to be.
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. It means that “learning” is no longer seen as a separate activity from working; and that for the first time it can be truly become a continuous, social experience in the workflow.
Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS
AUGUST 14, 2012
People who can seek new information, make sense of it, and share it with their colleagues, will be an asset to any work team. However, they need access to their learning networks while at work, and this is often a challenge.
Starting a revolution?
DECEMBER 29, 2015
In thinking a bit about the Future of Work, one of the issues is where to start. If we take the implications of the Coherent Organization to heart, we realize that the components include the work teams, the communities of practice (increasingly I think of it as a community of improvement ), and the broader network. So, a natural place to start small is the team itself. The goal would be to draw upon a diverse team meeting a real need, but facilitating their tool use.
Learning How to Learn at Honda Motor
The Peformance Improvement
AUGUST 8, 2014
This is a strikingly different kind of experience, with different rules and norms, from the typical work team. In essence, Honda has learned how to learn from its teams. Honda Motor Companyhas become a good example of a culture that supports organizational learning.
Detailing the Coherent Organization
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
I had, as Harold’s original model provided the basis for, separate groups for Work Teams, Communities of Practice, and Social Networks. I ended up with the following diagram, which is very much a work in progress.
Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
APRIL 29, 2015
Instead of satisfying art lovers, corporate curation saves enormous amounts of time, keeps teams on the same page, and equips everyone with the latest insights. Google for “Future of Conferences” and my work comes up #2. Recruit someone to curate news to share with everyone on the team.
The Magnificent Seven: The importance of specialisation within teamwork
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
While growing up in the ’90s, I was always a sucker for stories that involved the hero stating that they’re “putting together a team”. Teamwork vs. Group work. It is important to understand some of the subtle differences between a team and a group. A team of specialists.
Organizational Learning Tools
The Peformance Improvement
JUNE 21, 2012
Learners are: 1) individual employees/members/volunteers; 2) work teams; 3) the enterprise as a whole (company, nonprofit, government agency); and 4) the communities in which the organization lives and interacts. Teams. Survey of team readiness for high-performance.
The Role of the "New" Training Professional
APRIL 21, 2015
We also encounter employees who readily and actively participate in learning as part of collaborative efforts with team members. People in all workplaces must work with others, collaborate effectively, and share knowledge and information. The way in which learning occurs in organizations has changed tremendously and with this evolution comes a new focus for L & D professionals.
Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox
JUNE 19, 2015
About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). She was responsible for leading a core working team of about 12 people and consulted regularly with the ever-increasing group of stakeholders.
Most Working Adults Find Team-Based Work Difficult
OCTOBER 28, 2013
Lack of teamwork training and workload inequality are driving the majority of working adults to find team-based work difficult, a new survey shows. 15 A recent University of Phoenix survey found that 84 percent of working adults think that working on teams in the workplace is difficult. Of working adults who think teams often fail in the workplace, 61 percent say there is not enough training.