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Networked Professional Development | Harold Jarche

Networked Professional Development | Harold Jarche | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
We cannot predict what will emerge from continuous learning, co-creating & sharing at the individual, organizational and market level, but we do know it will make for more resilient organizations. Networked Professional ...
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Social Tools Shouldn't Threaten Corporate Training - Intelligent Enterprise

Social Tools Shouldn't Threaten Corporate Training - Intelligent Enterprise | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Social Tools Shouldn't Threaten Corporate Training
Intelligent Enterprise
Rather, they are an opportunity to be grasped by forward-thinking learning leaders.
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The "Next" Generation of Learner Engagement

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Engaging content, media, and visual design all play a role in creating the secret sauce for outstanding corporate soft skills training.

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How Course Design Puts the Focus on Learning Not Teaching

How Course Design Puts the Focus on Learning Not Teaching | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
This is the second post in a series of four on instructional design for online courses. The goal of this series is to introduce a fresh, innovative approach to course design. Instructional design, ...

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Learning should ALWAYS be the focus when creating instructional experiences, whether in-person or online.

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How do I create the rest of the story? - Devil's Lake Daily Journal (blog)

How do I create the rest of the story? - Devil's Lake Daily Journal (blog) | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
How do I create the rest of the story? Devil's Lake Daily Journal (blog) Stephen is an expert on leadership and organizational development, a consultant and professional speaker, and author of "The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,"...
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Learning To Be a Remarkable Leader | Leading From the Library

Learning To Be a Remarkable Leader | Leading From the Library | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

Who doesn’t want to be a remarkable leader? Such leaders manage to combine powerful thinking and feeling skills. However, getting there is hard. Only about twenty percent of leaders are remarkable. What does it take?

... Wasylyshyn has identified three types of leaders, one of which is remarkable. At the other end of the spectrum is the toxic leader. If I had to gauge the mood of the audience, it would point to a much greater familiarity with the toxic leader than the remarkable one—and that speaks to our need to aspire to better, if not remarkable, leadership. Falling between these two on the leadership spectrum is the perilous leader. What defines these different types of leaders? According to Wasylyshyn, based on her studies of over 300 corporate leaders, it comes down to three types of behaviors, and to what degree each is present—or absent—within any leader.

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What the Future of Learning Might Look Like

What the Future of Learning Might Look Like | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years.

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Motivating people: Getting beyond money

Motivating people: Getting beyond money | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

Companies around the world are cutting back their financial-incentive programs, but few have used other ways of inspiring talent. We think they should. Numerous studies1 have concluded that for people with satisfactory salaries, some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement in most sectors, job functions, and business contexts. Many financial rewards mainly generate short-term boosts of energy, which can have damaging unintended consequences. Indeed, the economic crisis, with its imperative to reduce costs and to balance short- and long-term performance effectively, gives business leaders a great opportunity to reassess the combination of financial and nonfinancial incentives that will serve their companies best through and beyond the downturn.

 

A recent McKinsey Quarterly survey2 underscores the opportunity. The respondents view three noncash motivators—praise from immediate managers, leadership attention (for example, one-on-one conversations), and a chance to lead projects or task forces—as no less or even more effective motivators than the three highest-rated financial incentives: cash bonuses, increased base pay, and stock or stock options (exhibit). The survey’s top three nonfinancial motivators play critical roles in making employees feel that their companies value them, take their well-being seriously, and strive to create opportunities for career growth. These themes recur constantly in most studies on ways to motivate and engage employees.


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Kudos's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:04 AM

#1 is always recognition and feedack. Makes you wonder how little of that must be happening if that is what people are craving. Ironically managemnet thinks they are doing a good job giving recognition and feedback. Major disconnet going on and or mamanement is confusing incentives and rewards with recognition and commuinication with their team. 

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KM UK 2013: Knowledge Cafe: Should we be using rewards and recognition to motivate knowledge sharing? (Gurteen Knowledge)

KM UK 2013: Knowledge Cafe: Should we be using rewards and recognition to motivate knowledge sharing? (Gurteen Knowledge) | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

Blog Post by David Gurteen: KM UK 2013: Knowledge Cafe:

A Knowledge Cafe with a difference! 

 

"...the question "Should we be using rewards and recognition to motivate knowledge sharing?" 


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Human being want to contribute by doing something that matters ... rewards can de-motivate that behavior.

 

Great 18-minute video (keep watching for The Office clips!)

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 24, 2013 8:22 AM

A Knowledge Cafe about rewards in KM. Interesting!

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5 Ways Leaders Earn Respect From Their Employees - Forbes

5 Ways Leaders Earn Respect From Their Employees - Forbes | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
5 Ways Leaders Earn Respect From Their Employees Forbes As such, leaders must reset their state of mind and become more responsible with their actions and accountable for the effect their influence has on their employees and the organization as a...
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Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned' - Huffington Post

Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned' - Huffington Post | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned' Huffington Post This year for the first time, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Learning Conference included a Fail Fest to celebrate mistakes in philanthropy and reinforce a culture of...
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5 Must Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager - Forbes

5 Must Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager - Forbes | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
5 Must Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager Forbes However, times have changed and we aren't running our organizations like the military anymore.
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Overcoming Employees' Resistance to Change - THISDAY Live

Overcoming Employees' Resistance to Change - THISDAY Live | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Overcoming Employees' Resistance to Change THISDAY Live Change can threaten the organisational culture of a workplace and as such knowing employees have both a professional and personal stake in changes helps managers to understand resistance to...
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Organizational Psychology – Learning, Training and Development ...

Organizational Psychology – Learning, Training and Development ... | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Answers the Question. What forms of training and development are available? How it Began. To remain viable, today's workforce must continually develop new knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to adapt to changing ...
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Richard Hyde's curator insight, May 28, 4:58 AM

Knowledge, skills and attitudes in the modern workplace

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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style [Infographic]

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style [Infographic] | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:39 AM

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes again! Great rescoop from Gust Mees!

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Do you think Leadership is a 21st Century skill?  

4twenty2's curator insight, March 10, 8:11 AM

useful infographic - keeping it simple but often forgotten 

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Learning in 2025 | KnowledgeWorks

Learning in 2025 | KnowledgeWorks | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

A variety of resources to help you imagine what learning might look like in 2025.

Learners of 2025

As the world of learning continues to evolve, so will learners.

Learning Agents of 2025

New agents of learning will help shape the future of learning by assuming new roles that contribute to the expansion and redefinition of the education profession and its relationships to, and roles in, community life.

The Learning System of 2025

Since we cannot be certain that a world of learning will emerge, examining possible future scenarios can help us prepare for whatever future does come to pass.


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Sharrock's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:45 AM

What are some of the ways science fiction writers have dealt with education in the future? If there are ways, is is innovative? applicable to education practitioners the way communication, laser, and computer technologies have influenced the creation of today's products?

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Organisational Psychology – Work Design « Organisation ...

Organisational Psychology – Work Design « Organisation ... | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Organizational Development methodology recognizes the interaction between people and technology in workplaces. Socio-technical Systems Theory recognizes both the social aspects of people and society and technical ...
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Creating a Library/ LIS Feedback Loop | Office Hours & The User Experience

It is important to note that creating change—and having the sort of workforce that’s capable of creating change—is a chicken and egg issue. How is change effected? Will libraries change only when they’re infused by throngs of fresh thinkers who have graduated from progressive LIS programs? Or will LIS programs prepare students to work in evolved libraries only when libraries start making demands though hiring practices?

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 1 - overview

A six stage methodology for learning. Part 1 - overview | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
When i'm designing a learning solution, i use a methodology that i've refined over time. This is about the underlying structure of the learning, so it applies to any format, be that mobile learning...
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Knowledge Sharing: How ‘Business As Usual’ Is Killing Innovation

Knowledge Sharing: How ‘Business As Usual’ Is Killing Innovation | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Life is one ongoing, dynamic learning process; an evolutionary marathon superseding any one person or generation.  So how is it that we often forget to share our knowledge and pass our learned experiences, successes and failures down to the...

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Dr. Dan Kirsch's curator insight, July 25, 2013 9:44 AM

This blog post discusses the impact of failure to share knowledge, but at the same time neatly summarizes the relationship between knowledge sharing, new knowledge and innovation.


"As Hong et al. 2011 put it: 'The main goal of knowledge sharing between individuals is to generate new knowledge, resulting in new combinations of existing individual, shared or organizational knowledge.’ Hence, it is important for an organization to focus on knowledge transfer, since it is a requirement to innovate, to stay competitive and to avoid duplication."


Absolutely.


The post also outlines four stages in Knowledge Transfer:

  1. Initiation; recognizing the opportunity to share knowledge when a knowledge gap is discovered.
  2. Implementation; focuses on the exchange of information and resources between source and recipient and results in the decision to proceed.
  3. Ramp-up; the recipient will start to use the new knowledge when an unexpected problem opens a window of opportunity to put the transferred knowledge into practice.
  4. Integration; when the use of the new knowledge becomes routine and problems encountered are dealt with to achieve and preserve the new status quo.


Which I believe is expressed a bit differently from the typical "goals" of knowledge transfer:

  • Organize
  • Create
  • Capture or distribute
  • Ensure availability


A challenge of knowledge sharing or transfer of course is that it is not literally possible to directly "transfer" knowledge gained through experience (experiential knowledge), and so consideration must be given to how exactly that knowledge can be shared or transferred.


Steve Trautman presented a nice analysis of what knowledge transfer is and is not that I won't simply repeat here but it's definitely worth a read if your organization still struggles to understand.  But I think that one major impediment of innovation is that organizations still are not clear on the relationships between knowledge sharing/transfer and new knowledge and innovation.  


Absent that sense of need there may be little motivation to spend time trying to understand the challenges of knowledge sharing/transfer, much less trying to improve the organizational abilities to do so.

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, July 27, 2013 12:04 PM

KM without sharing, reflection and integration is ineffective.

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Learning Theories for the Digital Age

A slidedeck created for the ELESIG webinar on 9 May, 2013 hosted by Nottingham University

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Pushpa Kunasegaran's comment, July 24, 2013 10:03 PM
We must be prepared to learn from our students, which they are always happy to do!
Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:27 PM

Flipping roles and learning by teaching are great ways of collaboration and widening horizons. It is also about who you know, not so much what you know. Every new person has new questions and knowledge to share with you.

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An organizational knowledge-sharing framework | Harold Jarche

An organizational knowledge-sharing framework | Harold Jarche | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
There is a lot of knowledge in an organization, some of it easy to codify (capture), and much (most) of it difficult to do so. Understanding how best to commit resources for knowledge-sharing should be in some kind of a ...
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Are you a leader ... yet? | SmartBlogs

Are you a leader ... yet? | SmartBlogs | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
A friend suggested that some people don't want to lead. He insisted some just weren't cut out for leadership and others might "never" or seldom choose a le

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Character-based leadership is leading from who you are and not your position or your actions.

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The Short Definition of “Real Learning”

The Short Definition of “Real Learning” | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Real learning is the ability to adopt what you know and know-how to do and adapt it under an everchanging variety of circumstances. No point beating around the pedagogical bush.
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Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills Of Socrates

Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills Of Socrates | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

Socrates, this ancient philosopher holds the key to an essential leadership skill: asking great questions. The challenge is that too few leaders, managers and employees ask great questions. This is a big problem. Cultures that embrace a culture of questioning thrive and those that fear it either fail or are doomed to mediocrity.


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God Is.'s curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:39 AM

Have you ever attended any Socrates Cafe groups in your community?

Linda Allen's comment, July 23, 2013 10:49 AM
No I am not familiar; I'm going to look this group up asap. Thank you!
Khai Tran's curator insight, January 8, 2:03 AM

In order to become great Leaders one should always ask questions if something is not clear. Like the saying goes the only dumb question is the one not asked.