Where and When are Productive Managers Getting Training? Not at Work Apparently.

A recent ASTD blog post discusses the results of an ej4 study that indicates that more and more, individuals are doing their training off work hours and off site. Their statistics indicate that employees are doing more job training off-the-job and off-hours resulting in higher current productivity numbers. Supervisors in particular, are gaining job skills… Continue reading Where and When are Productive Managers Getting Training? Not at Work Apparently.

The Educational Value of Microblogging

Reni Gorman points out that the use of microblogging in education is a recent area of interest compared to the uses of microblogging as a communication channel for news or marketing. In a literature review on microblogging, learning and performance in the workplace, she explains that the research around microblogging tools like Twitter is directed… Continue reading The Educational Value of Microblogging

Online Gaming and Social Media: Everyone Is Doing It and So Should You

The big news in my RSS reader this morning was the Nielsen Report that Internet users, more specifically American ones, prefer online gaming and socializing to e-mail.   Some of the headlines regarding this news called for a crackdown by American businesses to protect their bottom line from employees abusing the Internet. This has merit… Continue reading Online Gaming and Social Media: Everyone Is Doing It and So Should You

Who Else is Working On What I’m Working On?

Yesterday, I blogged about the use of microblogging to improve productivity in an organization. Today, I focus on microblogging to improve connectivity within an organization. In a recent blog post about using a microblogging application such as Yammer for communities of practice and knowledge management practices, Renata Gorman writes: This feeling of connectedness creates more… Continue reading Who Else is Working On What I’m Working On?

Strategically Implementing Microblogging in your Organization To Boost Efficiency

In a recent blog post, Harvard Business Review’s Jeanne C Meister and Karie Willyerd advocate using microblogging to enable the members of an organization to communicate and share information with one another more rapidly and efficiently than ever before. So what exactly is microblogging? It is the practice of posting very short statements, commonly 140… Continue reading Strategically Implementing Microblogging in your Organization To Boost Efficiency

Incorporating Social Learning into an Enterprise Learning Strategy

Thought provoking blog post by Tony Karrer tying together various view points on how social learning can tie into the larger enterprise learning perspective. Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? Or should they be separated? Or ????   We are talking about how formal… Continue reading Incorporating Social Learning into an Enterprise Learning Strategy

KM Adoption and Engagement Strategy

It’s pretty upfront, but sometimes we tend to ignore the basics. I’m sharing this piece by Simon Goh more a reminder of the steps we need to take for engaging individuals. It also has some interesting tips. So what’s adoption and engagement… Adoption is ingrained in an organisation when people say “We need to do… Continue reading KM Adoption and Engagement Strategy

Optimal KM: Distinguishing Know-What from Know-How

Great comprehensive piece by John Tropea on making the clear distinction between informal information management and knowledge management. It is a call to push current knowledge management practices further. My thinking is that just the sharing aspect of informal stuff is “know-what”, this is what KM has been about, but we need to go further… Continue reading Optimal KM: Distinguishing Know-What from Know-How

The New Paradigm of Advantage

Great take by Umair Haque on the necessary paradigm shift that companies must in order to be agents of change rather than simply agents of opportunity. Author Umair Haque writes that the 21st century demands from firms of all stripes: a paradigm shift in the nature of advantage. Here’s something you might not know. There’s… Continue reading The New Paradigm of Advantage

How Social Media, Organizational Dynamics and Social Change will Shape Communities of Practice over The Next 10 Years

Social Media has changes many things, including the way experts envisage online communities of practice. The following is Cormac Heron’s account of leading author and expert Richard McDermott’s reflections on how Communities of Practice have evolved and where they are headed. Richard McDermott was there to give a bit of his background in personal and… Continue reading How Social Media, Organizational Dynamics and Social Change will Shape Communities of Practice over The Next 10 Years