Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the “Workscape.” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology.
Enterprise Learning is the learning component of Digital Transformation, defined by Altimeter Group as:
The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.
Nine out of ten companies sampled by Altimeter are engaged in one or more digital transformation practices:
These efforts are being championed by the Chief Marketing Officer, the CEO, and occasionally the CIO. The digital makeover has yet to reach HR. It’s time for that to change.
Erik Brynjolfsson, professor at MIT’s Center for eBusiness has identified seven practices of highly productive firms that have embraced digital transformation. They closely parallel the advice Internet Time Alliance gives to companies adopting an Enterprise Learning approach:
- Converting traditional analog processes to digital processes.
- Distributing decision rights and empowering line workers, through increased decentralization and delegation
- Adopting a policy of free information access and communication
- Offering strong performance-linked incentives
- Maintaining corporate focus and communicating strategic goals
- Recruiting and hiring top-quality employees and committing the necessary resources to the process.
- Strong emphasis on the investment of “human capital”
L&D will do well to seek out and partner with those in their organization who champion digital transformation and are running active experiments. If the CEO and CMO are gung-ho, it may be beneficial to ride into the digital era on their coattails.
What do you think? Shouldn’t digital learning transformation, i.e. Enterprise Learning, ally with corporate digerati already implementing new initiatives?
Kevin Kelly is a force of nature. He spoke at the West Coast Wiki Conference yesterday.
From my Seminal Documents page:
Out of Control, The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World . Kevin Kelly. “The world of our own making has become so complicated that we must turn to Continue reading
Eugene Kim announced that Ward Cunningham was our opening keynote speaker for the West Coast WIki Conference. Only after the talk did he mention that Ward invented the wiki (1995) and is a prime mover in both the Agile Software Movement and Software Patterns.
The wiki was born in an age when the Continue reading
Two of my colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance, Jane Hart and Charles Jennings just returned from speaking at the Learning Technologies conference in London.
Jane & Charles
The conference program would lead you to assume that the Learning Technologies conference would be a hotbed of social Continue reading
*If you are not reflecting, you are not learning. Here are some things I learned from in the past six months.
I bought a Flip HD
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George Siemens began the day by challenging us to see the world as a set of trade-offs. What’s the optimal balance point?
Asking people to jot ideas on the white board, the line that divides presenter from audience began to blur. We’re all audience; we all presenters; it shifts back and forth. Continue reading
Judy Brown is talking about mobile learning: it’s more that eLearning lite.
M-learning: Pervasive. Get learners to complete tasks while going about their day-to-day lives.
Laptops are mobile but not in Judy’s book. She wants something you always take with you. It’s always connected. It’s instant-on.
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Personal Knowledge Management
BIG KM (corporate) | Little KM | Personal KM
Lots going on. Books, blogs, bookmarks, tags, etc.
Harold asked himself, “What is it I actually do?”
“Sorting” means filtering one’s sources.
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Largest information company in the world
70/20/10: 80% of learning takes place outside of class
Learning through experience: 70%
Learning from others: 20%
Learning formally: 10%
Think of your major lessons. They weren’t formal, were they?
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