A system which can read a CV and Map against
a Job description without a key word search
Imagine a system where you can
check a 200 page training manual
against a National occupational or
quality standard - 46 secs and
assess compliance baselines.
Imagine a world where CV’s are
replaced by skills profiles
Technology which can read and interpret
your HR Data
Learning is undergoing another
fundamental shift and new
technologies have a lot to do with it.
We have moved from periods of a oneon-one model, a one-to-many model
and a many-to-many model, and are
now entering a new, relationshipcentered period.
Technology is allowing us to leverage
the various relationships that exist
within the learning ecosystem in ways
that were not previously possible.
Building a learning organisation requires
a shift in the way you see your business..
A learning organisation always considers the impact of each
decision on the whole organisation.
Employers are waking up to this fact and to the
reality that a lot of learning occurs for their
employees outside of the organization.
Why are Learning Organizations So
Agile and flexible
Ability to anticipate and adapt
They can accelerate product
and process innovation
Link and leverage all learning
Increase worker commitment
Learning Measurement in Practice
This data, is taken
from the CLO
survey, completed in
practices of learning
Only 50% of organizations agree that their
measurement and metrics are fully aligned
with the learning strategy.
Just over half, 54% measure external
learning / customers’ satisfaction.
39% externally benchmark their
measurement and metrics practices.
77% of learning organizations report that
they do measure internal learning
Mental models – know that a person’s 'internal' picture of their
environment will shape their decisions and behavior
Shared vision – build a sense of group commitment by developing
shared images of the future
Team learning – transform conversational and collective thinking skills,
so that a group’s capacity to reliably develop intelligence and ability is
greater than the sum of its individual member's talents
System thinking – develop the ability to see the 'big picture' within an
organisation and understand how changes in one area affect the whole
Personal mastery –encourages personal and organisational goals
Motivate thoughts into actions
Learning achieved by organization system as a whole - almost as if it were a single brain
Business goals and learning integrated
Adapts and renews itself continuously in response to changing environment
Five subsystems of learning, organization, people, knowledge and technology are
integrated and synergized
As a learning organization
increases it’s alignment with the
business, it moves from being
perceived as a Cost Center to
being perceived as a Strategic
Enabler for the business.
Perception of the Learning Function
Respondents report that there is still a gap
between the perceived importance of the
learning function to organizational success,
between the view of learning leaders and
senior c-suite leadership.
Overall 52.7% of respondents
report that the learning function
at their organization is seen as a
strategic enabler for the
4-6% more likely to deliver training to customers.
8-9% more likely to deliver training to partners/channels.
4-6% more likely to deliver training to suppliers.
25-42% more likely to report that training is aligned with business
Twice as likely to use objective measures of employee performance to
align their learning to the business strategy.
Twice as likely to do formal learning requirements planning.
Four times more likely to have a learning advisory board with members
from the business and the learning function.
26-43% more likely to have an annual process of mapping the learning
strategy to the business strategy for the year.
39% more likely to have been demonstrating the impact that training has
on the business
Corporate learning used to be very much about simply onboarding people and training them upfront to have a certain
basic level of information.
What’s key to many organizations’
learning strategy is the need to
formulate the right balance between
formal and informal learning
Organizations are seeing the
benefits of the employee-driven,
The chief talent or chief people officer needs a broader skill set,
with more competencies than just understanding adult learning
because he or she will have to work with senior business unit
executives to develop a deep leadership bench.
Enterprises that emphasize ongoing learning and
development also understand that these activities are the
primary drivers of increased engagement, productivity
and performance—the winning combination in today’s
highly competitive global marketplace.
The Application of Business Intelligence
The ultimate differentiator today is in the workforce data.
Employers have grown far more diligent about applying
internal metrics and analytics to various aspects of their
business, including the HR business like performance,
compensation, workforce planning and L&D.
While some organizations focus simply on using hard
data to justify their training expenditures, savvier
organizations focus on measuring the actual impact of
their L&D initiatives, assessing precisely how L&D
affects employee performance and the company’s
overall ability to achieve its business goals.
Global workplace skills
If you adopt this framework you cant go wrong
Planning & Organising
Using Initiative - Achieving Goals
Decision Making & Problem Solving
Team & Collaborative Working
Relationships Management & Networking
Innovation & Creative Thinking
Change, Adaptability & Flexibility (Learning to learn)
Leading and working with others
Continuous Development (Self & Others)
Thinking & Acting Strategically
The Rise of On-Demand Learning
On-demand learning is becoming
These technologies all facilitate unstructured, untethered,
24/7 learning—a factor that has tremendous appeal to a
growing segment of today’s workforce, especially younger
Traditional, structured learning still has its place in most
organizations, but more and more employees want the
opportunity to control where and when they learn—selfpaced learning
Trends To Watch in 2014 & Beyond
1. Tailor the learning experience to both the needs of the organization and the
2. Ensure L&D offerings are directly aligned with the organization’s business
strategy (i.e. driving growth by driving employee engagement and
3. Tailor L&D opportunities in ways that will retain top performers, giving them
the skills they need to excel personally.
Employees who utilize on-demand learning will seek out content that is
relevant and contextual to their immediate needs; they’ll want an appropriate
amount of information (not too little or too much) delivered immediately so
they can put their new skills and knowledge to use once their training session
For their formal learning, employees will want a customized development
plan tailored specifically to their job requirements and personal career goals.
Social media has become a fixture in many of our
For proof, look no further than the more than 1
billion active Facebook users and 72 hours of video
uploaded to YouTube every single minute.
Even the more professional platform, LinkedIn, has
175 million members worldwide.
Social & Informal Learning
Will Continue To Soar.
U.S. companies spent 39 percent more
on social learning in 2012 than they did
the year before, according to Bersin by
Deloitte. I have every reason to believe
this trend will continue
Social and informal learning are all
about capturing knowledge and
(from inside and outside of the
organization) and sharing it with
Another benefit of social and
informal learning is that both can be
extremely effective on their own as
well as when incorporated into more
(e.g., combining a formal course with
a learner discussion forum
Therefore, over time, employers
will need to shift their mindset
from one of “supplying” employees
with courses and content to one
that focuses on
expediting the sharing of
knowledge and expertise.
To get started here are a few key
considerations to keep in mind:
1. If you build it, they will neither come nor participate. Develop incentives,
communicate, and have leadership model the behavior. All participating
parties need personal incentives.
2. Don’t think technology first; think human interactions and building a
3. Support work that is accomplished through collaboration and team
interactions. It will drive social engagement.
4. Create learning models and tools that support a culture of coaching,
mentoring, feedback and interactions.
5. Ensure employees have a clear perception of your vision of learning,
talent management, and social interactions.
Most learning is informal
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 70% or more of work related
learning occurs outside formal training.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) similarly believes at least 70% of
learning occurs through informal learning processes driven by workers
seeking to find the information they need to do their jobs. CCL breaks
down the remaining 30% into two groups.
• The first (20%) is through non-formal or social learning which
is developed through collaborative relationships, networks and
• The balance (10%) occurs in well-designed formal learning programs6.
Finding content can be difficult
Informal learning implies a search for the right piece of information or
the clearest set of instructions.
Finding these learning assets is almost as important as having the
Research shows that knowledge workers spend 15 to 30% of their time
gathering information and these searches are less than successful 50%
of the time.
That is why it is essential to provide for people’s ongoing needs to
gather information efficiently and to learn through formal, informal
and social means.
The workforce is now not only
comfortable with technology, they expect
mobile and social platforms to be readily
available to help them learn.
Learning organizations are moving from pushing learning
to employees to helping workers find answers by
leveraging mobile, video on-demand and other forms of
It is important for leaders to select the right
practices for their individual business
Organizations which are focused on product innovation
and excellence benefit from practices in the areas of empowerment
and reflection (single- and double-loop learning).
Companies that drive business value by being a low-cost producer benefit
most from enabling knowledge-sharing throughout the organization.
Employees are looking for bite-size learning
opportunities they can complete remotely
between meetings or while they’re waiting
for an appointment.
“You’re never going to get more agile by delivering more e-learning
courses or delivering more classroom workshops,”
“You’re going to get more agile by putting these kind of systemic pull
learning improvements into the culture of the learning organization
and increasing its ability to meet needs quickly.”
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