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Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

Training Culture vs Learning Culture

There are some common terminology issues in training and staff development departments in many organizations. Some of these terminology issues give birth to larger problems and ways of thinking about training and the goals in organizations. I’m always thinking about the difference between training and learning and the importance it has to how we do our…

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Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

This is a story that is close to me because I see employees avoiding corporate barriers every day. I’ve seen what command and control leads to and it’s not good for anybody, organization or employee. When an organization gets worried about lawsuits and starts to shut computer systems down to prevent leaks and errors, people don’t…

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Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Work out Loud

Today is the last day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. I’ve already covered the wonderful topics of crowdsourcing, idea management and design and yesterday’s communities of practice. This is my favorite topic out of the four. How To…

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Recipe For Disaster

Command & Control

I’ve been thinking about a scenario where I compare a transparent organization with a non-transparent organization. It sounds somewhat boring to compare the two, so I’ve been formulating in my head what it would like to do everything wrong. To put this into context, imagine working with a new application being developed within an organization.…

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Reflecting on the National eXtension Conference (#nexconf)

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In late March I attended one day of the National eXtension Conference (#nexconf) in Sacramento. I went to see Harold Jarche and Jane Hart speak but must say I enjoyed the whole thing. Jane was the keynote speaker for the day and they both ran a workshop afterwards. Since that day, I’ve been meaning to…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

I took a much needed mini-vacation this past weekend which somewhat refreshed my mind and body. While I was relaxing, I felt especially receptive to learning and reflecting on information I read. A post I read which resonated with me was a post called alignment requires clarity by Jonathan Kettleborough. I wrote a verbose comment, but…

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Search Is The Center Of Learning

Search is at the center of learning. What’s the first thing you do when you need to learn something new? Are any of these one of your answer? Look through a list of courses offered on your company LMS. Ask a coworker how to do it. Figure it out on your own. These are a…

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Tweet Your Way to Conference Success

Tweeting on a laptop.

What are some of the things that make you a successful learner? Reflecting on what you learn should be on that list of what makes you successful. One that might not be on your list is working out loud. Working out loud is showing others (whether in your organization or the public) what you’re working on,…

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Command and Control

Command & Control

Many things have gone through my head lately about how safety of private information can be balanced with freedom of information exchange in the enterprise. It wasn’t until I read a post from Julian Stodd, Denied: outdated models of authority and control in the Social Age that I really felt the need to write something down.…

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