Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

It seems as though the C-Suite doesn’t care if the training has ROI but the bad news is they still think the content comes in the form of a course, regardless of whether it’s short (42 per cent) or not short (58 per cent). Jane Hart wants us to think about Silicon Valley start-ups where they “treat learning in a very different way – and usually adopt very social collaborative approaches to learning and working.”.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

In previous blog entries I have reflected on the fact of how I keep seeing how more and more businesses seem to stagnate in their adoption efforts of becoming a Socially Integrated Enterprise after the first or second year of deploying social technologies behind the firewall (Never mind the external side for a minute… More on that one later on…). Have you noticed how little we see nowadays in writing that awkward, old, now obsolete, conversation about the ROI of Social Media?


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Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

The trend may have started with Facebook and Twitter being used inside company firewalls as a toe in the water, but it quickly shifted to specific social media tools being developed for specific corporate uses. Prior to solving the budget issue, learning leaders first must embrace social learning and become the company’s leading voice for adopting it. But where is the ROI? Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. Reprinted here with permission.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. So while the session focused on organizational adoption, it likely was the case that you should look for targeted adoption opportunities.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Many of the corporations that adopted eLearning fell under the same mistaken spell that beguiled investors. Training directors learned enough accounting to talk about ROI. Workers are frustrated with corporate training because outside the firewall they have better equipment, enjoy unrestricted access to the riches of the Internet, and find it easier to network with friends and acquaintances. Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3.

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Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Social media ROI - a calculator for not for profit campaigns - FreshNetworks , March 25, 2009. Spidergram to visualise community orientation, adoption, and requests - Library Clips , April 8, 2009. Behavior Guidelines: Unblocking Social Media at the Firewall - Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy , April 6, 2009 (I enjoyed this one a lot).