Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Learning is not merely a classroom event or an eLearning course, and training isn’t learning. Two points come to mind from that speech.
From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? In my own consultancy practices I offer workforce collaboration services to a range of businesses – both large and small. Let me explain.
Training Evaluation: a mug’s game
FEBRUARY 13, 2011
In your email, with the statement “what happens after the training event”, you have cemented (again) the root cause of the Kirkpatrick model.
Social Learning is NOT a new training trend
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
FORMAL TRAINING/E-LEARNING. Helping people to do their jobs (better) in the most appropriate ways (performance support/aids, training, productivity tools). Support provided as close to the workflow as possible (ie not in a separate place or online space). Workflow audits. Social and collaboration tools and platforms.
Workforce Development Services: A new framework of training and learning support
MARCH 1, 2012
I’ll also be writing more about Workforce Collaboration Services in blog posts in the future. Collaboration Social learning
Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers
MAY 2, 2012
Key concepts like social capital skills, open knowledge sharing, collaboration, engagement, commitment, passion, trust, etc. They never have. .
Identifying a collaboration platform
MAY 5, 2010
Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. A collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow.
10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)
MARCH 23, 2012
You can’t train people to be social or how to learn socially – you can only show people how to work and learn collaboratively.
Building a Culture of Continuous Learning
AUGUST 12, 2013
Although the effectiveness of classroom training is seen as having improved, further improvements will not close the ‘breakthrough performance’ gap.
Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’
JANUARY 3, 2013
As such, Cynefin questions much of traditional management training and development. None of the recommendations include formal training.
Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
JANUARY 23, 2015
70:20:10 Model The 70:20:10 model is used to extend learning into the workflow. The cycle tends to have a frequency of about 5-8 years.
It takes time to be social
OCTOBER 24, 2012
Employees may be unaware of the potential of their social platform; or perhaps they have not been properly trained and educated.
Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.
DECEMBER 6, 2015
They are finding it helps them extend the focus on learning out into the workflow. cm (12 X 9.25 The other 92 provide solutions. 2015).
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. I use an ESN (Yammer in fact) to host the online workshops I run.
Some thoughts from 2012
DECEMBER 21, 2012
Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. You simply cannot train people to be social.
Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation
MARCH 11, 2013
Social collaboration skills – how to work and learn collaboratively and productively in a team. Social learning
The connected enterprise adoption curve
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
We believe in the principles that drive the evolving web: chief among these are transparency, sharing/collaboration, authenticity, and trust.
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
Member profiling. Activity streams. Real-time updates. Threaded discussions. Notifications. Group spaces. File sharing areas. Social learning
The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business
AUGUST 27, 2012
Similarly e-learning was also about automating traditional training practices. aka COLLABORATIVE ORGANISATION). automation). innovation).
Towards the Connected L&D Department
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
But this blue area is where the “real” learning takes place in the workplace – in the workflow informally and socially.
It’s Only 65% !
AUGUST 20, 2014
Training Although the terms convey basic concepts, there seems still to be some confusion between the meaning of the words learning and training.
Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights
JULY 3, 2012
Taking the Training Wheels Off Social Software. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 Social Business is Maturing.
Take off those rose coloured glasses
MAY 1, 2012
On-job-training in some cases, or just observation and modelling in others. Then a funny thing happened. Take a look at social media.
So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Working smarter in the 21st century requires the integration of learning into the workflow. This makes business sense. InternetTime Work
Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously
JUNE 5, 2010
It was very different from the typical training conferences that we regularly attend. Training, marketing, product documentation, etc.
Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum
JUNE 4, 2012
We need to remember, that (social) learning doesn’t just take place in a training room, but anywhere where people congregate.
MAY 12, 2011
This way formal learning takes place in the workflow. Anyone can become a member! What makes Share&Learn different? Why is this important?
Through the Workscape Looking Glass
MAY 26, 2015
Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. Training departments have single-shot solutions: courses.
It’s time to focus on your LQ
MAY 30, 2012
Networked professionals need more than advice (training); they need ongoing, real-time, constantly-changing, collaborative, support.
What’s working in social business
JUNE 24, 2012
” My focus on social business stems from a background in training, knowledge management, performance improvement and social learning.
Survey: Are you ready, willing and able to support learning in the new social workplace?
AUGUST 2, 2012
In other words, that it won’t be just about organizing and managing formal structured learning events (Social Training) but also about encouraging and supporting Social Collaboration in the workflow. In this way, then Social Collaboration becomes the missing piece of the L&D jigsaw. Take Our Survey!
Working Smarter in Social Business
MARCH 2, 2012
The Internet Time Alliance is helping L&D and HR professionals hop aboard the social business train before it leaves the station. water.
Three Principles for Net Work
APRIL 15, 2012
For each of these domains, jobs can be standardized and training can be designed based on accepted practices. Work is changing. It is now known.
Why You Must Define the So-What of Learning
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
If learning departments aren’t defining this, learning will remain thought of as training, and training will forever continue to be associated with a classroom- or e-learning-only modality. That definition, however, must be organizational in nature, rippling throughout every business unit, faculty, workflow and process.
Development Mindsets and 70:20:10
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Focus on putting into place the support and processes that help embedding, extracting and sharing learning as part of the workflow. Every day.
My top 10 favourite resources from February
MARCH 1, 2012
3 - The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg) , Oscar Berg, 14 February 2012. In this kind of culture, formal classroom training is superfluous.”
Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
In other words those who think “social learning is just about a new training trend, or about adding social media into the blend , or that it is about acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System are missing the big picture. Any learning outside training is not of any significance of interest to us. No way!
APRIL 1, 2013
Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’. In it Donald posited something I’ve been advocating for years.
Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset?
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Following my recent posting, Social learning is not a new training trend , I’ve had a few comments from readers that suggest they were not able to see the difference between the two workplace learning approaches I described – in particular the difference in the “mindset” involved. These are very general questions.
The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
For example a study of 829 companies over 31 years showed diversity training had "no positive effects in the average workplace."