Friday, November 26, 2010

Reduce Churn through Social and Continuous Learning

Did you know that global firms spend 50 times more on recruiting than training? This is one of the reasons, Nick Van Dam contends, that leads to significant churn within the most talented employees... In his book "25 best practices in learning & talent development" he delivers very clearly articulated best practices gleaned throughout the course of his work at Deloitte. He elaborates on how to use learning to build the company brand image for career growth and development.

And, his definition of the Chief Learning Officer as the chief architect of the learning organization that must design learning interventions and solutions that support both continuous individual learning, as well as, organizational learning is right on! Also, his views regarding the role of informal learning and simulation games will prove very useful to the success of the multi generational, multi cultural and always-on enterprise of the 21st century.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Role of Informal Learning in the New Workplace

In a world where knowledge has become increasingly perishable, people learn best through a combination of having the right knowledge in the right context with the right people. Knowing the right people to ask the right question has more power than knowing all the answers. The process of managing informal learning in an organization is commonly achieved through the deployment of Social Learning solutions. Nurturing and harnessing informal learning enables organizations to surround their people with structured and unstructured learning experiences so they can easily access what they need to learn and what they want to learn.

The workplace is, more often than not, now a place of shifting needs and responsibilities rather than a hierarchy set of jobs with interchangeable people to fill a structured set of job titles. Saba Social Learning is built to adapt to the changing nature of work.

Tag it, share it, discuss it, bookmark it, contribute it, add classmates to the group: the social experience of learning is flexible and boundless. Combined with the strength of formal learning, these experiences engage learners and accelerate how fast people learn. Further Saba Social Learning’s “always on” experience reinforces how learners change behavior and put learning into practice.