Is Your Company Culture Linked to Social Learning Success?

Dan Pontefract

A wonderful article was recently posted by Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc over at Fast Company entitled “ Where Social Learning Thrives “ The entire piece purports that a fun, productive and consistent culture will help ensure social learning takes flight.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. Learning from these social interactions is a key to business innovation.”

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

knowledge-sharing, post-technology

Harold Jarche

Given the diminishing choices, enterprise knowledge-sharing today is even less about the technology. Quite often the largest share of the budget in any ‘digital workplace’ initiative goes toward the technology. Transparency is a necessity for social learning.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good. ” Is there no “company culture” present in Japan?

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

Where Social Learning Thrives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Growing a culture of service is more like planting a garden than building a shed. A social learning culture requires design, training, guidance, leadership, monitoring and celebrating successes, large and small. It’s not easy for people to make the shift from a culture where they fear they are not good enough and need to improve, to one where they feel safe enough to want to improve for the enjoyment of it. Tags: Informal Learning

Key social learning resources: part 3

Jane Hart

This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. The first piece this week comes from Charles Jennings, who looks at why the real power of e-learning is social. In this post, built on a recent webinar he delivered, Charles first provides some history about e-learning and then goes on to identify the changes needed as we think about learning in the 21st century.

Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others

Harold Jarche

The Net, especially working and learning in networks, subverts many of the hierarchies we have developed over hundreds of years. Thanks to Johnnie Moore for pointing out this article, but then that’s how much of my learning happens today.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? Do you and your employees operate in a culture of fear or is it a relatively harmonious and engaged environment?

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” Learning and self-expression are exploding. The changes we are seeing in Workplace Learning are of course just one part of the changes we are seeing in businesses as whole.

Definition of Social Learning from Wired for Culture by M. Pagel (further discussion)

Mark Oehlert

Currently reading this book and hit the following definition : "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up an unbridgeable gulf between ourselves and all other animals. With the imitation and improvement concept in mind, how can we include social learning in virtual setting?

Definition of Social Learning from Wired for Culture by M. Pagel (further discussion)

Mark Oehlert

Currently reading this book and hit the following definition : "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up an unbridgeable gulf between ourselves and all other animals. With the imitation and improvement concept in mind, how can we include social learning in virtual setting?

Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Jay Cross

Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail, Changing Cultures in Higher Education (Ulf Daniel Ehlers and Dirk Schneckberg eds.) The message is cool: More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios.

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

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A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

Dan Pontefract

Perhaps prescient Churchill was not only referring to Russia, but the pending organizational cultural shift that beckons today’s companies and institutions. Those of you on the learning side of the house need to embrace and understand the technology and leadership implications.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

At the time, I was Senior Director of UBI – the University of Business Intelligence – at B usiness Objects, charged with leading a team of over 100 professionals in the learning and collaboration space. This culture resonated throughout the organization.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

Dan Pontefract

I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? Social learning has always been a part of organizations.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social

Dan Pontefract

Originally posted to Chief Learning Officer Magazine, February 2011 Edition. The magnetic vortex known as the Four Levels of Evaluation, utilized pervasively and at times blindly within the learning industry, has run its course and is in need of an update, if not a replacement.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s relationships and culture and secret sauce. Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. Action learning.

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The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

Although many training teams added staff during the year, these additions were outpaced by faster growth in learning populations. This trend is one sign of the changing role of the L&D function, which no longer is “the place” for learning. Social learning

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Fish & Chips and Malt Vinegar (inseparable organizational pieces)

Dan Pontefract

to the fish, Organizational Evolution to the chips and for me, malt vinegar playing the part of formal, informal and social learning. It cannot be simply the technology; we need the organizational evolution and new behavior model in the mix. Truth be told, I love fish and chips.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning. Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning!

Supporting all the ways people learn at work

Jane Hart

In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. In this post I want to show how organisations are supporting learning more widely across the organisation. 1) This group of initiatives are an evolution of conventional classroom training and e-learning.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

In the last two companies I’ve worked for (including present day), I initiated something called the Social Learning Network or SLN for short. This was a group of individuals, united across the business, formed to help push the proverbial sticks forward as it relates to the shift from an all formal model of learning, to one that incorporates formal, informal and social learning. concepts, cultures and applications.

Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

and Learning 2.0 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. Social Learning. Collaboration Technologies.

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Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

This is a post in a series that I am writing about how the future role of L&D is moving from “packaging learning” to “scaffolding learning”. But what these both have in common is that they are still a “ managed learning ” process. Social learning

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

x what’s broken, let’s imagine what ideal corporate learning would look like if we could start over from scratch. Continuous learning is the only way they can keep up. Their work has become learning, and learning is the bulk of their work.

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My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

The new cultural trinity that I somewhat incessantly write and speak about combines a new leadership framework for all levels of people, Enterprise 2.0 thinking and Learning 2.0 aka Learning 2.0). and Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 leadership learning 2.0

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Listed below (in the right hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown on the right-hand side). You recognise that you need to take personal responsibility for your own continuous learning and development to ensure you remain marketable in the industry. NEW WAYS OF LEARNING.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

This is something close to my heart as I am in fact Senior Director of Collaboration in the Internet Time Alliance , and I have been working recently with a few organisations as they grapple with what it means to support a collaboration culture across the whole of their business.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. Two out of three Chief Learning Of?cers Co-learning builds trust.

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danah boyd on teens and 21st century work

Jay Cross

Changes in the technology sector are forcing us to consider changes in the organizational culture. Social networks have become the fabric of the high tech industry. Learning is experiential. You learn from your peers and from doing things. Consider Remix culture.

Lessons from Leonsis - Not the Tech but the Culture

Mark Oehlert

  This is a central lesson about social media - people are already talking about the stuff they don't like and the policies they don't like - by not fully embracing not just the technology of social media but its attendant CULTURE of openness and transparency (as Leonsis recommends) all that happens is you prevent the sharing of all the good stuff. Have you thought about how using these technologies might re-shape your corporate culture?

gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. For example, negotiating the creation of the United Nations required many conversations and involved a myriad of social connections. Social learning works.

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. collaboration technologies and platforms.

Learning 2.0 Tetrad Through Marshall McLuhan

Dan Pontefract

Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto since 1983 wrote McLuhan for Managers in 2003. I define Learning 2.0 learning 2.0

The change is here

Clark Quinn

With different perspectives, they both overlap in discussing the importance of culture. The first point for leaders is to use data and focus on culture. This, to me, involves leveraging technology and creating an environment. The latter is about a redefinition of learning.

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