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

Dan Pontefract

But it is my argument learning professionals must help the C-Suite understand that training is merely an event and that learning must now be defined as a connected, collaborative and continuous process. 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).

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

So much so that this time around I decided to keep quiet on the blogging front on purpose and, instead, enjoy and get the most out of the face to face conversations I have been participating in with a wide range of Social Business evangelists and Social Collaboration enthusiasts, amongst several other people. “, or, my favourite one: “ What’s the ROI of Social Media? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

Prioritize your social networking activities to generate the best ROI for your career goals. It’s essentially around that ability to recognise, and fully embrace, the fact that personal branding also happens on the inside, I mean, within the firewall, in each and every organisation, that’s where it all starts, because, after all, it does bring you one key aspect that we surely need more and more in today’s tougher than ever corporate environment: job satisfaction.

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?

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. Social software such as video servers, collaboration platforms, and microblogging tools do in fact require an investment to reap benefit thereafter. As an added benefit, IT and the learning team may become more collaborative and address other unforeseen issues.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The Collaborative Organization 12. Collaborative Culture 15. Collaborative Motivation 16. Collaborative Infrastructure 17. Collaborative Learning 18. Industrial organizations are morphing into collaborative organizations. Training directors learned enough accounting to talk about ROI. Training professionals acknowledge that social and collaborative activities account for most workplace learning, followed by self-directed learning.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Twitter Compared to IM, Email and Forums - Collaborative Thinking , March 2, 2009. Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Again - Collaborative Thinking , March 12, 2009. Understanding Communities of Practice - Collaborative Thinking , March 6, 2009. Social media ROI - a calculator for not for profit campaigns - FreshNetworks , March 25, 2009. Twitter in the Workplace - Collaborative Thinking , March 6, 2009.