the silo effect

Harold Jarche

“Silos are cultural phenomena, which arise out of the systems we use to classify and organize the world,” states Gillian Tett in The Silo Effect. Silo thinking can be countered by engaging ‘cultural translators’ — “people who are able to move between specialist silos and explain to those sitting inside one department what is happening elsewhere” — but only about 10% of an organization’s staff need these skills.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

Shaw summed up his views on lifelong learning thus: "What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real." However extrapolating the context and outcomes to make any sense of this type of data requires a series of further steps that are orders of magnitude along the path to providing meaningful insight. Some data may be readily available.

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It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

How we support learning and building high performance should reflect these differences. I don’t want this post to be a criticism of an individual survey design, but I do think that the designers of data-gathering surveys such as these need to think about the terminology they use carefully. Many organisations are using the 70:20:10 framework to help create cultures of continuous learning and to to build high performance.

Survey 182

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

“An innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.” It sounds easy, but it’s a major cultural change because it questions some common assumptions about work —. ” — How Culture Drove Human Evolution. And here at Spigit, we’ve got hundreds of data sets to look through.”.

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

They feed data/information/perspectives up to the Strategic Board so it can make its decisions and, in turn, take Strategic Board decisions and work out how to execute them – how to prioritise L&D resources to best effect and how they can maximise ‘bang for buck’. improvement for the former versus 6.7% improvement for the latter). Explain performance evaluation standards. set clear objectives and tell people how their performance will be measured) ii.

Network walking

Harold Jarche

There is an existing managerial culture that says we need to measure things in order to control them. Edwards Deming, champion of continual improvement in manufacturing, way back in 1984 talked about the five deadly diseases of management which unfortunately still ring true today. We can get indicators and data points, but we have to rely on our understanding of the organization and its environment to have a sense of the current state of morale.

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In the face of massive change, it’s tempting to sit things out, make a few improvements here and there, watch the 1,000 channels of television when they arrive. A great year of improving efficiency in a mature business yields what? A 20% improvement on the bottom line? A 100% improvement? Similarly, if you take the plunge investing in performance infrastructure now, you may see equivalent solutions later on for a fraction of the price.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 2, 2011 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: The Effects of Global Learning – Teaching the World about the World, Rome, Italy. Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] January 5-8, 2012 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference (ICSEI 2012), 25 th , Malmö, Sweden. link] March 5-7, 2012 e-Gov Africa Forum: Connecting Commonwealth Cultures, 6 th annual, Gaborone, Botswana.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 7, 2012 International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) Publishers Innovations Seminar: Innovation Impacts in STM – New Metrics, Big Data, Cool Apps, London, UK. link] December 11-13, 2012 International Congress of Quality Management in Education and Training Systems : Role of Good Practices and Prospective Studies in Improving the Quality of Education Systems, 9 th , Rabat, Morocco. link] March 5-7, 2013 Data Quality , Sydney, Australia.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. link] January 4-7, 2011 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference (ICSEI 2011), 24 th , Limassol, Cyprus. link] January 12, 2011 The World Education – Arts, Sciences and the Evolving Education Culture , New Delhi, India. link] January 12-15, 2011 The World Education Congress : World Education – The Arts, Sciences and Culture, New Delhi, India.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

link] January 28-29, 2009 College and University Performance Conference , sponsored by the American Strategic Management Institute, Arlington, Virginia, USA. link] company/events/ bbworldcommerce09 February 9-11, 2009 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Conference on Web Search and Web Data Mining , Barcelona, Spain. 2009 DigitalStream : Emerging Technologies in Teaching Languages and Culture will take a sabbatical in 2009.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-4, 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. link] January 3-19, 2010 Islam and Middle Eastern Culture Seminar , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Amman, Jordan. link] January 5-8, 2010 International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference (ICSEI 2010), 23 rd , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. link] April 17-22, 2010 International Performance Improvement Conference, San Francisco, California, USA.