The rapidly changing workplace
MAY 25, 2014
8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? In the network era, the fundamental nature of work will change as we first transition into a complex post-job economy. Our dominant work structures will change, giving up hierarchy for adaptability.
The change is here
MARCH 1, 2017
For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. The world’s changing, and L&D needs to adapt.
Pulling informal learning
JUNE 4, 2012
Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. For learning & development departments, a Pull workplace changes the traditional expert-led dynamic of content creation.
gaining insight through social and informal learning
MARCH 5, 2017
These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Learning as we probe the problem, we gain insight and our practices are emergent (emerging from our interaction with the changing environment and the problem).
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay
Embracing change from both sides
NOVEMBER 27, 2011
Strategic guidance and high level models are rather abundant; for instance we generally know that organizations should be flatter, information should be democratized and risk & failure should be made more acceptable. Changing to a social business is complex.
Jay Changes Direction
MAY 2, 2015
informal learning. Thought leader and chief proponent of informal learning. My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. I feel obligated to practice what I preach.
Behavior Change as Value Proposition
APRIL 19, 2012
There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. I refer to this wave of products and services as "Behavior Change as Value Proposition."
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
Most of them had changed nothing but their brochures and signage. I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day.
Controversy over Informal Learning
APRIL 28, 2012
When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal?
The changing nature of work
DECEMBER 22, 2013
In 2013, I was able to spend some time looking at the changing nature of work. First of all, it is becoming obvious that the fundamental nature of work is changing as we transition into a post-job economy. The drivers behind the post-job economy are also changing our work structures.
OMG, its culture change time
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
And of course once blame has been allocated we end up with a visitation from the cultural change specialists with their tool kit of communication plans, key drivers, motivational posters, games and the like. Don't talk about how you want to change, or why things are really different.
Change or die
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 13, 2011
This is a total phase change. There are some companies that haven’t changed their core philosophies and management practices in 100 years and they never will. There are others that are hiring new kinds of leaders, and they are changing in a big way. Change Informal Learning
The right information is not enough
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
There is quite a bit of research on the significant value of making the right information available to the right person at the right time – and quite a bit of research shows clearly that Enterprise Search has a direct impact on the success of organizations.
Changing the mechanistic mindset
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Without fail, in the past five years every new client I have been engaged by has specified one of two things they really wanted to see change in their organizations culture. Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent.
Solo change agents set you free
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Here is what Domino’s Pizza learned about implementing personal knowledge management practices , after their recent pilot project: First, learners want some guidance about the changing boundaries of professional development.
The Masterclass on Informal Learning
AUGUST 2, 2013
Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.
Reconciling Formal and Informal
MAY 24, 2012
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.
Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
MARCH 11, 2012
I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.
The key to informal learning is autonomy
APRIL 27, 2012
He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist.
Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change
APRIL 19, 2012
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years. The Foundation index has been growing at a ten percent CGR since 1993, and is the primary driver of all the other changes.
70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent
JANUARY 20, 2015
“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” In other words, ‘informally’. However we need to think and act more widely than simply changing the delivery channel.
The Web is 25 years old today – so how has it changed the way we learn?
MARCH 12, 2014
25 years ago today, on 12 March 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to develop a distributed information system for CERN, and in doing so lay down the foundation for what was to become the World Wide Web. In the ensuing 25 years there can be few people whose lives haven’t been [.]. Social learning
Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education
JANUARY 11, 2011
The recording from my session – Learning Analytics: A foundation for informed change in education – is now available.
Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act?
Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning
JULY 1, 2012
1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks.
Information: What am I missing?
MAY 30, 2011
What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? In this case, the “something new is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Create information and easily. information. Change a document in context and. leave an artifact of previous changes. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information.
Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation
MAY 23, 2012
According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry. I could not agree more that the potential for game changing business innovation is the true power of the cloud. .
Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge: The Agenda
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Steve is an informed and provocative interviewer, one of the best I’ve encountered covering the education sector. I’ve had the privilege of being on Steve Paikin’s The Agenda several times over the last few years.
Some fundamental changes
DECEMBER 3, 2013
The initial thesis of The Cluetrain Manifesto is that markets are conversations, but I think that theses 10 through 12 describe the big potential change in relationships brought on by the Internet. #10. As a result, markets are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally. #11. People in networked markets have figured out that they get far better information and support from one another than from vendors.
Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Think about how much the world has changed in the last 50 years,” she said. “We Learning is and forever will be, part formal, part informal and part social. RPE, therefore, is an amalgamation of formal, informal and social learning evaluation; whether intentional or unintentional.
3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now
MAY 2, 2014
High Impact Learning Organizations like Capgemini Academy are investing in state-of-the-art learning content management systems, like Xyleme, to keep pace with the drivers of change. Capgemini Academy publishes a large number of information technology courses.
experience-sharing vs information-sharing
OCTOBER 14, 2011
“Innovation – a definition: (in a holistic sense) – the realization of new ideas that contribute to sustainable changes” @JonHusband. Over a period of time they use metadata such as tags, ratings and comments to provide a layer of information and commentary to the content. Knowledge Management = experience-sharing NOT information-sharing – Knoco Stories.
information theory and psychology
MAY 12, 2016
I have read a good deal more about information theory and psychology than I can or care to remember. Piece’s 1961 An introduction to information theory: symbols, signals and noise. Plus ça change. Much of it was a mere association of new terms with old and vague ideas. Presumably the hope was that a stirring in of new terms would clarify the old ideas by a sort of sympathetic magic. From: John R.
Informal Learning for people in a hurry
AUGUST 27, 2012
Need to get your arms around the essence of informal learning in business in a hurry? Try these ten: The Informal Learning Poster. What’s informal learning? (in Informal learning in a nutshell. Bringing Informal Learning Up To Date. Controversy over Informal Learning. Change or Die. Informal LearningZoom for detail. in under 3 minutes). Realtime learning in realtime business. The New Workplace. A Natural Way of Learning.
Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed
APRIL 25, 2010
The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Visionary of the new Learning 2.0/Learnerprise mantra (formal-informal-social).
The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World
JULY 28, 2016
Qualcomm, the global mobile technology company, uses its successful ’52 weeks’ program to encourage employees to use structured storytelling for reflection and to share information, attitudes and behaviours across the company.
[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information
JANUARY 12, 2012
Alison Head, who is at the Berkman Center and the Library Information Lab this year, but who is normally based at U of Washington’s Info School, is giving a talk called “Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students.” Omitting key information.
Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges
JUNE 2, 2015
But, technology and market environments have drastically changed in the intervening years. Quantum Information Technologies - “The technological challenge is immense. In April, MIT released The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S.
The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation
AUGUST 8, 2011
Innovation is of course a particularly pointed issue today, with the increasing pace of external and industry change driving the necessity of effective, applied creativity.