soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

What are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ are becoming more important than traditional hard skills. First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. Work Skills. Soft skills are becoming more important than hard skills.

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soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. Soft skills are permanent ones. In a recent New York Times article the company LinkedIn had identified a number of currently in-demand skills. HARD SKILLS.

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Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

So I thought I’d rant, for a post, on what is involved in developing learning to learn skills. What are learning to learn skills? Most importantly, you have to develop the skills. Develop learning t0 learn skills consciously, and conscientiously.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss the more recent report published earlier this year, which examined the changes in skills required of human workers over the next 10-15 years. I’ll focus my discussion on the US skill changes, as the European changes were similar.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

We, the design community, talk (and write and speak) a lot about empathy. Some, at the extremes, position human-centered designers as Platonic figures releasing stakeholders from the shadows of opinion and faceless analytics into the reality of human emotions, needs, and desires.

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The Modern L&D Dept requires other skills than instructional design

Jane Hart

Instructional Design is for designing instruction. But in the workplace we don’t just learn from instruction, i.e. by being taught in classroom training or online courses. We learn in many different ways – from information, from working with our teams as well as through our own experiences in doing our jobs. In fact most of the […]. Social learning

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will these relentless advances in technology and automation affect the balance between humans and machines in the workplace, and the skill composition of future jobs? . Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.

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21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. This was due to the fact that the role was almost entirely focused on designing, developing and delivering training or learning events in face-to-face workshops and classes.

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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

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Tools and Design

Clark Quinn

I’ve often complained about how the tools we have make it easy to do bad design. Authoring tools, in general, are oriented on a ‘page’ metaphor; they’re designed to provide a sequence of pages. The challenge isn’t inherent in the tool design.

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The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

We don’t even know what skills to prepare for, but most people agree that we all need to keep on learning if we wish to remain relevant at work, in our professions, or in life. Empty platitudes about “upgrading skills” and “investing in our people” will not suffice.

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Flatter hierarchies require deeper skills

Harold Jarche

In an interconnected work environment, people with only broad skills are no longer required. People with general management skills are becoming less valuable to the organization. You need to have business skills in addition to general ones. The writing is on the wall.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy - I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of the business. “ The Evolution of Design Thinking : It’s no longer just for products.

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Community Service by Design

Adaptive Path

After some effort, I was in a better place and I felt compelled to help those who weren’t, but I was at a loss as to how to apply my skills as a designer to this issue I felt so passionate about. Visual and physical design affordances.

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Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

How many years have you been designing educational games? Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Using a design framework of Analysis, Specification, Implementation, and Evaluation: Analysis. Game design is a team sport.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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Adaptive or just good design?

Clark Quinn

And, of course, it occurred to me after a conversation that there might be another example of this ‘tech fix before smart fix’ problem: adaptive learning over good design. But I would posit that before you charge off for adaptive learning, you make sure you’re doing good learning design first. Adaptation on top of good learning design is likely to add some extra benefits, but adaptation on old learning design just doesn’t make sense.

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4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals

Nancy White

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals? As I start to write them, perhaps “skills&# is the wrong word.

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Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development. She holds the first service design professorship at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, is the President and Co-Founder of the International Service Design Network , and Editor-in-Chief of Touchpoint , the International Journal of Service Design. Ayla Newhouse [AN]: How did you arrive at service design as your path?

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Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth Kanter

The skills that we are focusing on are “networked leadership” skills both online and offline and working with self and working with others. The specific practice skills include these three: Ask empowering questions. Flickr Photo by qwrrty.

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Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. What skills are critical here? And how are they different from community skills?

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A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

Adaptive Path

What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know? Why should people be interested in service experience and design? These are things they should be aware of and can take advantage of as designers and service managers.

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ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content.

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4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals? As I start to write them, perhaps “skills&# is the wrong word.

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New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?&#. See Ellen’s Prerequisites for Instructional Designers.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Designers

Adaptive Path

Are there common personality traits among designers that should shape the way they’re managed? Design managers naturally think about what they need from their team, but Bob Baxley , a design executive in Silicon Valley, believes it’s more interesting to consider what designers need from their manager in order to thrive. How designers want to be managed is an incredibly important topic that’s not getting much attention.

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Training Design

Tony Karrer

I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. Oh, and I called it Learning Design in the diagrams, but I'm afraid that it's really more about Training Design.

Design the process, not the outcome

Dave Snowden

We don't design the outcome, we design the processes of interaction and monitor for emergence. I'll give two illustrations of where this is useful: Understanding unarticulated user needs in system design.

Designing the welcome experience for GLIDE services

Adaptive Path

For this year’s BarnRaise SF, September 9-11, Glide is partnering with Sequence (a kick-ass Design firm specializing in connecting brands, products and people) to improve the newcomers’ welcome experience to Glide community services. Written by Helen Kim.

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Typographers: the Original UX Designers

Adaptive Path

This made the type nerd in me happy and hopeful about the respect paid to typography on UX design. But revisiting it I was struck by how the rules of good typography reflect those of effective UX design. As UX designers we balance guiding users without over-defining an experience.

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An integrating design?

Clark Quinn

In a panel at #mlearncon, we were asked how instructional designers could accommodate mobile. I’ve advocated that we consider learning experience design, but increasingly I think we need performance experience design, where we look at the overall performance, and figure out what needs to be in the head, what needs to be in the world, and design them concurrently. ADDIE designs courses. design mobile strategy

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Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

The same, it seems, goes for design. An article I read a while back caused me to reflect on how we scheduled meetings at Adaptive Path and how that might affect my colleagues' ability to achieve quality design work. But the meetings still break up the design day, and some days the teams might barely get into really deep design work where they have the time and focus to understand and solve hard problems before they'd have to attend a meeting.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Whether our meeting is useless or valuable depends on how we design, facilitate, and follow up. Meeting design is more than just agenda planning or identifying topics. Often, we get stuck in meeting design ruts where we blindly follow the same template or recipe.

Six habits for visual designers new to UX design.

Adaptive Path

I haven’t noticed much basic guidance for visual designers new to the UX world. Often these are positions designing for singular needs. It’s important to develop this skill. As your files grow, fast design iteration can spin them out of control, especially on large projects. Being that UX design is by definition user-centric, it’s critical for visual practitioners to empathize with users.

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How Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Can Build Emotional Intelligence Skills: There’s An App for That!

Beth Kanter

For the past few months, I’ve been designing curriculum and materials and facilitating a Nonprofit Emerging Leaders online peer learning project with Third Plateau Impact Strategies. skills. Emotional Intelligence is a flexible skill that can be readily acquired and practiced.

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Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? While there has been incredible innovation in tools and methods that support personal work and learning over the past 10 years, most of us have had a hard time with our Work Skills Keeping Up. The online session is designed to support small groups of learning professionals going through at the same time.

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All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design [.] Tweets that mention All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design -- Topsy.com - [.]

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Designing Higher Learning

Clark Quinn

Both for the learner, and developing learner’s transferable and long-term skills. Even if you have an instructional designer in the equation, the likelihood that they’re knowledgeable enough and confident enough to work with SMEs to get the real outcomes/objectives is slim. meta-learning skills) as well as performers, is going to have a defendable differentiator. design meta-learning strategy

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Don’t take learning skills for granted!

Clark Quinn

While there are numerous components, including a culture that tolerates diversity and doesn’t punish honest mistakes, one that is easy to neglect the actual learning skills of employees. My ITA colleague Charles Jennings made a nice first pass at a list of useful skills. Individual learning skills include the ability to know where to look for what, and how to write good search queries and evaluate search results. Social learning skills similarly should not be assumed.

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