Sat.Nov 23, 2019 - Fri.Nov 29, 2019

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Most situations at work can be considered from the perspective of — is this a known problem or not? If it’s known, then the answer can be looked up or the best person can be found to deal with it. The answer may even have been automated or outsourced. Known problems require access to the right information to solve them. This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management help us to map it.

Passion and Learning

Clark Quinn

My better half recently got a sample of special butter. A gift from a co-worker (an interesting story), and led me to reflect on the link between passion and learning. M’lady’s co-worker is a fan of good butter. I was able to view a picture of her refrigerator, and the assortment of butters rivals what you might see in a fine grocery! We did a tasting between the ordinary butter we ordinarily purchase and this special butter. The difference was noticeable.

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Four LXP Trends to Look for in 2020

TOPYX LMS

Today’s organizations are seeking intuitive learning solutions that offer exceptional user experience and quickly upskill employees. Many companies are finding that the learning experience platform (LXP) is just the ticket for delivering unique training that meets the learning needs of every staff member. The expanding LXP market, which is growing at a rate of at least 50 percent annually, is proof of this. Employee Training Learning Experience Platform LXP

The Increasing Demand for Hybrid, “T-Shaped” Workers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent article in The Atlantic used the USS Gabrielle Giffords to illustrate the important changes taking place in the US Navy, - and in the world of work in general. After discussing various features of its advanced design, the article noted that the ship’s most futuristic aspect is its crew. “It It was designed to operate with a mere 40 souls on board - one-fifth the number aboard comparably sized legacy ships and a far cry from the 350 aboard a World War II destroyer.

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we are the internet

Harold Jarche

I read the The Cluetrain Manifesto online in 1999, and later purchased the book. Even though the authors stated that it was not a business book, it provided a good lens though which to view our networked world at the time. I did not agree with all the theses but the book was still worth it. What I remember most is the first of the 95 theses — “Markets are conversations.” ” One of my favourite paragraphs was in the last chapter.

bots and spam

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not [retweet] them here or there. I would not [retweet] them anywhere. I would not [retweet the bots and spam]. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am. — @CAFinUS. We give newspapers a free pass by calling them “the tabloid press”, as if the problem is the format. It’s not.