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Big Data: Running out of Metric System…

Andy McAfee

I recently came across two very different pieces of evidence showing how big a deal big data is. How fast are they exploding?

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

One of the many topics discussed was the use of social media to track metrics and correlate these with organizational success metrics. A range of other very specific insights were generated from the analysis, and these metrics are now tracked on an ongoing basis. Often there are surprises in who these people turn out to be.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. Use EVA instead.

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Malicious metrics

Clark Quinn

Like others, I have been seduced by the “what X are you” quizzes on FaceBook. I certainly understand why they’re compelling, but I’ve begun to worry about just why they’re so prevalent. And I’m a wee bit concerned. People like to know things about themselves. And the outcomes here don’t really matter!

Social Media Metrics

Clark Quinn

I continue to get asked about social learning metrics. Until we get around to a whitepaper or something on metrics, here’re some thoughts: Frankly, the problem with Kirkpatrick (sort of like with LMS’ and ADDIE, *drink*) is not in the concept, but in the execution. Frankly, even activity is a metric.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

The most important practice is the sense-making of comparing my content to metrics and getting ideas of what to test next. Virility.

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Beth Kanter

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech, Guest post by Anne Whatley, Network Impact. Hone in on your true scope of influence.

Greetings and Bathrooms: One CEO's Metrics for Retail Stores

Bob Sutton

"  When I asked what the "warning signs" he looked for during store visits, signs that management was slipping, he offered two metrics (which he said could be applied to many others retail settings too): 1.     I will refrain from using his name as this a class, not a speech to the public. 

UX Metrics for Noobs and Skeptics: An Interview With Richard Dalton

Adaptive Path

So I guess it’s time for me to learn more about UX metrics. They say, if it moves measure it. I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot about how to measure UX lately — mainly to realize that I halfway don’t believe it’s possible. And that’s important. Good numbers. What do you do with them?

Is the New Facebook “People Talking About” Metric As Meaningless as Number of Likes?

Beth Kanter

Mari Smith pointed to this blog post from All Facebook explaining the metric and how it has been implemented in apps. Photo by lecercle.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

We have IT-minded people engaging in massive data puking (one report with 30 metrics anyone?) Yet, there are those constant nagging questions.

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

When you know what the right question is, you’ll know what metric to track in order to answer that question. That’s the OMTM. Nobody likes puke.

Measure what’s important

Jay Cross

Just Jay Metrics of organizational learning The shift changed how owners value businesses. Many a manager has yet to get the message.

Return on Intangibles

Jay Cross

That’s why Return on Intangibles is the most important metric in the CLO’s toolkit. Management Innovation Metrics of organizational learning Profit This article appears in the October 2013 issue of Chief Learning Officer. Understanding learning’s value depends on measuring what can’t be touched. . What can be salvaged?

Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Beth Kanter

Facebook Rolls Out New Metric: People Talking About. Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Sharing Philosophy. News Ticker.

A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School.

Bob Sutton

Evidence-Based Management in Action » A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School Principal. What do you think of this metric?  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Rough But Intriguing Metric for School Assessing a School Principal : Comments. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Search.

Mapping metrics

Harold Jarche

We’ll examine what can and can’t be quantified as well as various metrics and analytics tools. perpetual Beta ).

The Happy Bottom Line

Jay Cross

Metrics of organizational learning Psychology Well-beingCLO , October 2012. I wrote down ‘happy.’ John Lennon. Such people do not exist.

Calling shades of gray “black and white&#

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

MetricsRecognition of Non-formal and Informal Learning. Who are these guys? Later, its membership was extended to non-European states.

It’s all relative

Jay Cross

There’s no cookie-cutter formula for applying metrics, but there is an underlying process. The Metrics Cycle. CLO magazine. he asked.

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning


Today, L&D measures learning activities through metrics such as time-in-training, completion rates and test scores. were visited?

Jay’s new book on learning metrics

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This takes more than jargon and metrics. New book: What Would Andrew Do? by Jay Cross & friends. Preview and Table of Contents. read-only.


friday’s factual finds

Harold Jarche

” —@ImSporticus “Most metrics ignore: Collaboration, Relationship-building, Capacity-building, Knowledge. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Purposeful play. Play equals trust. A space where we can take risks.

Strategic Doing is designed for open, loosely coupled networks

Harold Jarche

“In Strategic Doing, metrics play a different role. We use metrics to facilitate learning. We learn as we do.

7 guidelines for managing open networks

Harold Jarche

Rule 4: Create coherence with visualizations and outcomes with success metrics. Click on each image for a link to the supporting article.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

Community Metrics of organizational learning Working SmarterFourth post in a series. Is your organization ready? yes ? yes ? yes ? yes ?

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Secrets of Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Those in the quantitative data/metrics/benchmarking camp argue against the legitimacy of the notion of “informal” learning. By Jane Bozarth.

a simpler approach to km

Harold Jarche

Here is a simple guide on how to enable organizational sense-making, not the mere management of data and metrics. But is this what they need?

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Measuring community health: Achieving balanced social media growth

Dion Hinchcliffe

This week we take a look at a new case study that explores metrics that can measure the intrinsic health of communities instead of looking purely at size as the defining barometer

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

These time-honoured metrics developed for an industrial age are not the answer. A parallel path to learning metrics. Apparently not.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

Financial metrics, while important at one level, are ultimately lagging indicators. Many people have moved beyond financial metrics to operating metrics like customer churn rate or lead-times to introduce new products and services to market.  But, operating metrics are just the beginning. So, what’s the option?

Linking Results To Key Performance Indicators Is Like Hooking Up A Big TV

Beth Kanter

The process of linking results to key performance indicators and associated metrics it is like hooking up a big TV. Step 5: Define your metrics.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Designers

Adaptive Path

I also think design managers should be mindful about this new environment we’re in where a lot of the design decisions get made by metrics. Metrics are a certain way of making decisions, but as I’ve said many times, if you do something great the numbers will change; if you try to change the numbers you’ll never do anything great.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

This is a post in a series that I am writing about how the future role of L&D is moving from “packaging learning” to “scaffolding learning”.

SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Project metrics: ease of implementation, how it's used, minimum configuration, etc. Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY.

Finally, A Clear Shift in Attitudes About Measuring Social Media

Beth Kanter

I detected a clear shift in attitudes in the audience at the conference based on the audience questions. Books Conferences

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

Beth Kanter

Dashboard design is more than simply clarifying outcomes and key metrics. Metrics for Movements. Tracking for Impact and Learning.

What Learning & Development can learn from Mad Men


Finally, L&D''s most prized metric, test scores, do nothing to indicate depth of retention, which is a direct link to performance.

The Purpose Effect Scorecard

Dan Pontefract

Other metrics could be devised by the organization. My latest book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT , has been out in the wild for about six weeks. Society.

The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 2

John Hagel

  Any strategy of trajectory must therefore be explicit about the metrics that will indicate whether we’re on track to establishing the desired position in the future.   Two important points about metrics.    First, resist the temptation to focus on financial metrics.  Shaping. Motivating. Learning.