The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage.

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject. AI is seemingly everywhere.

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How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered. Here are some of the most common mistakes organizations make when adopting a new LCMS: Trying to shoe-horn existing process into a new system.

The connected enterprise adoption curve

Harold Jarche

You have the enterprise social technology and you may have even developed training programs, in conjunction with supporting collaboration aligned with the workflow. These are the early adopters. [First.]

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

train has left the station. train is culturally, technologically and organizationally superior than yesterday’s industrial model. Adoption Council. Adoption Council is a way for you to reach out to the organization and do it in a flat, cohesive, collaborative and (incidentally) 2.0 Adoption Council within your own org. Adoption Council – invited by Susan Scrupski - but the internal version is equally important).

Social Training?

Clark Quinn

Sparked by the sight of a post about ‘social training’, I jokingly asked my ITA colleagues whether they could train me to be social. His point being that it’s not just org change, you need to adopt a new mindset about responsibility and work towards an effective culture. And, of course, they’ve posted about it. And it made me think a little bit more too.

What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Dan Pontefract

adoption? Silos are to be broken, the training department dismantled ( or reconfigured ), fiefdoms burned to the ground and then let the sharing begin. There is a dilemma that exists in the 90-9-1 phenomenon.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology.

What Employee Training Costs Your Business

TOPYX LMS

Most companies offer employees opportunities for training and development. According to Employee Training and Development: Reasons and Benefits , companies that train employees experience:¹. Better user adoption of new technologies.

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What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Charles Jennings

The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008. Data provided by the US membership organisation Training Industry suggests annual growth around 6% per year since 2009. And it’s not only efficiencies in the training process itself that we need to look for.

Workplace training

George Siemens

Training and development in the workplace is critical for building organizational capacity and adaptivity. India is provided as an example of a country, like Japan, that adopted the best employee development models from western countries and, as a result, dramatically improved the innovativeness (and thereby wealth) of their society The author of this article argues that American companies have largely reduced workplace education…and have done so at their own peril.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Here's the question: We are currently moving toward web-based training for an external audience and have been experimenting with a modest product called Ready Talk. Our webinars have been successful by our standards and for the most part, we've been early adopters of the technology.

Training departments will shrink

Harold Jarche

Tweet The Epic social learning debate for Summer 2011 states: “This house believes that as social learning grows, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks.&#. It was noted by officers that the present course was not training armor crewmen to a level of proficiency.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Anyone who has even the most rudimentary understanding of chess knows that to adopt a strategy based on determinism is to often invite failure. As such, Cynefin questions much of traditional management training and development. None of the recommendations include formal training.

Military Training and Simulation

Harold Jarche

I’m attending the training and simulation conference, hosted by the Atlantic Aerospace & Defence Industry Alliance in Halifax this week and spent the day getting caught up on what is happening in the Canadian Armed Forces, an organization I left in 1998.

The future of travel: vertical train stations to help the growth of high-speed trains

Ross Dawson

One of the topics we discussed was a proposed concept of a Hyper-Speed Vertical Train Hub , an interesting idea which allows high speed trains to shift to a vertical configuration as they arrive at a station.

Support Digital Transformation by Training Employees with a Learning Platform

TOPYX LMS

Seventy-seven percent of companies describe their relationship with technology and digital transformation as average or above average, whereas the other 23 percent are slow adopters, according to Technology Insights for Business Leaders.

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

'Lately, I’ve been obsessed with methods for facilitating innovation for nonprofits. It isn’t a matter of facilitation techniques, but process design. The field of innovation practitioners, whether in corporate labs or working in social good sector, comes with lots of tool kits that offer different ways to help groups think of new ideas and prioritize them. My colleagues at the Mobilisation Lab recently shared a link to an excellent tool kit called DYI which stands for “Development, Innovation, and You.” It is a social innovation toolkit for those who work in the development sector. The toolkit was designed through a collaboration between a European agency ( STBY ) and an Indian agency ( Quicksand ), it was commissioned by Nesta and the Rockefeller Foundation , who together saw a gap in the support for innovation provided to the development community. The overarching objective of the toolkit is to increase the innovation capacity of development practitioners. Here is a write up about how the toolkit was designed and piloted, but of interest is how they framed the design challenge of designing the toolkit: How could they structure it so that people could dip in and out without having to wade through theory first? How could they present easy-to-use worksheets but avoid an overtly ‘design & innovation’ identity? How would they engage enough of the global development community to test the prototype, and after that how would they get people to actually use it? They responded to the design challenge by making the toolkit as practical as possible. The toolkit gives a “ bird-eye’s view ” of innovation that discusses the theory and management of the innovation process. The heart and soul of the toolkit are the worksheets and processes for problem solving. The worksheets are categorized by what the team or organization hopes to achieve. There are several tools in each category, with each linking to a case study, worksheet and some process notes: Look ahead. Develop a clear plan. Clarify priorities. Collect input from others. Know the people I’m working with. Generate new ideas. Test and improve. Sustain and implement. A few tools that caught my eye: 1. Evidence Planning: Helps define outcomes for a project. 2. Learning Loop: Develops a clear plan based on what has been done before. 3. People and Connections Map : Helps you map your network. 4. Thinking Hats: To generate new ideas. This is not the only social design toolkit. This informative post, “ Beyond the Toolkit ” assembles a curated list of existing tool kits. The one I’m most familiar with is IDEO Human Centered Design Toolkit and Design Thinking for Educators. In looking through the toolkits on the list, I really liked the following ones: Frog Design: Collective Action Toolkit. Lucy Kimbell: Social Design Menu Method. Kimbell’s toolkit includes the 7 best practices for design thinking: 1. Tell stories and make maps. 2. Work at human scales and connect across networks of people and things. 3. Look at both the detail and the big picture. 4. Make things to explore, test and learn. 5. Imagine scenarios of use, and provoke and inspire alternatives. 6. Make the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar. 7. Create designs that are based on the ways people actually do things, rather than focusing on what people say they do, or what other people think they do. Has your nonprofit used design thinking for strategy, problem solving, or new idea generation? Lately, I’ve been obsessed with methods for facilitating innovation for nonprofits. It isn’t a matter of facilitation techniques, but process design. The field of innovation practitioners, whether in corporate labs or working in social good sector, comes with lots of tool kits that offer different ways to help groups think of new ideas and prioritize them. … Read More Creativity Facilitation Innovation Training Design'

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

Dan Pontefract

It’s time to help the C-Suite – aside from Peter Aceto and other learning savvy and employee engagement focused C-Suite leaders – to appreciate and understand that organizations don’t do training anymore. But the C-Suite still thinks that learning is training, right?

how not to adopt an lcms

Xyleme

Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system. One of the reasons you’re adopting an LCMS is to streamline your process.

Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

Any kind of training that requires significant upfront effort is going to come under increasing fire. Warning that on Blogs and Podcasts, the numbers are so low that any adoption looks bigger than it really is. Corporate Training Methods But what about in corporate training? Here's the graphs for corporate (non-Government, non-Education) training methods: Surprisingly little difference between Corporate and Overall in terms of the training method trends.

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Reactions to the non-training approach to workplace learning

Jane Hart

Following my recent post on the case for a non-training approach (NTA) to workplace learning and the launch of my NTA website, I’ve received quite a bit feedback and read a number of blog posts and comments about it. So I thought I would plot all these reactions on the learning technology adoption curve that my Internet Time Alliance (ITA) colleague, Harold Jarche and I produced last year (which is… Read the rest.

Ongoing Digital Citizenry Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This will make subsequent ongoing training easier throughout the learner’s life. ICTs have opened up a wide range of training possibilities which are nonetheless not entirely new. Today, technology allows us to apply constructive approaches which learning centres have been trying to introduce in training institutions for decades. Responses to comments on my recent online talk , in preparation for my keynote in Caracas in a couple weeks. Commenter voices are in italics.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization.

Group-centric work and training

Harold Jarche

Individual Training. In the military there is a whole system that governs individual training, in our case it was CFITES. Much time and effort goes into training a soldier and in peacetime there’s not much other than training to do anyway. If in doubt – train.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Training is not the same as learning 6. Corporate Training Is Broken 7. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Managers feel training has scant impact 8. Training is out of sync with the times 11.

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The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. A New Model for Training.

Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

Xyleme

So how do Training Vendors help training organizations go agile: they adopt Agile Development. training organizations). Today, the expectations of learners are much different than they were only a few years ago.

ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development

Xyleme

ATD 2019 is officially in the books, and attendees walked away from this year’s event with a wealth of actionable tips as well as big picture ideas about the future of Training and Development. Xyleme’s own Senior Solutions Consultant, Mike Buoy, presented “Simple Strategies You Can Adopt Right Now to Support Personalized Learning” to a full house. Click here to download the “Simple Strategies You Can Adopt Right Now to Support Personalized Learning” PowerPoint as a PDF.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. So how do you find the right social platform to enhance your corporate training program?

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

The enterprise content management software market currently exceeds $4B, so it’s quite clear that the vast majority of organizations place strong emphasis on their ECM strategy – a strategy that the training organization unfortunately typically takes no part in.

3 Ways to Make eLearning More Accessible for All Employees

TOPYX LMS

A contributor at eLearningIndustry.com stated, “An online course environment should not pose a barrier to learning, however with widespread adoption of online learning, many online courses are simply not accessible for people with disabilities.” Accessibility in the workplace is critical.

Webinar Design / Training

Clark Quinn

In the post - Webinar Software - Adoption Advice - one of the comments I made was: If you've done webinars, you know that they are different to design and deliver successfully than other kinds of presentations and training. Now that you have made this interesting observation, I need to get trained.

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The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. By tools, I believe Andrew implies both software and process are potential barriers to adoption, and as such, we should be patient with Enterprise 2.0 According to the technology adoption life-cycle, that’s up to 13.5%

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

The specific technologies highlighted in the reports are place along a continuum of near-term, mid-term, and far-term field adoption: One year or less to adoption: Cloud Computing (K-12), Mobile Learning (K-12), MOOC (Higher Ed), Tablet Computing (Higher Ed).

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. or, what if the boss is an asshole but understands enough about human nature - is enough of a narcissist - to adopt the rule so he looks good but then applies it selectively?

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth Kanter

One thing I realized is that training social workers receive as part of their education is also very relevant for change makers inside of nonprofits, consultants, and trainers. Training Design

U.S. Land Use Changes Favor Trains

Nine Shift

Ostroff wrote a story on land use changes that support the coming dominance of trains. He writes: "The federal government’s coming transportation legislation will favor cities and states that adopt zoning policies aimed at reducing traffic congestion -- a philosophical shift that will bring about the most significant land use changes since the creation of the interstate highway system.

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Training from the Back of the Room

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Pfeiffer has just published a book entitled Training form the BACK of the Room! Here’s the Foreword: Sharon Bowman writes about how trainers need to think about learning, plan learning experiences, and deliver the goods in a class or training.

Webinar Design / Training

Tony Karrer

In the post - Webinar Software - Adoption Advice - one of the comments I made was: If you've done webinars, you know that they are different to design and deliver successfully than other kinds of presentations and training. Now that you have made this interesting observation, I need to get trained.

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Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth Kanter

The project includes face-to-face training , webinar , as well as one-on-one coaching provided by the expert team at SpitFire. We started with key results and worked backwards to technical assistance goals: Kids get health care coverage Policies are adopted More attention from policymakers.

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Some readers of an interview with me that appeared in today’s issue of Training Zone has generated a dozen critical comments and even some name-calling. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. Cross is angry about the way business is trapped by traditional forms of training and learning.