Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012 - (Page 37)

[CASEBOOK] dTcc learning: Developing a Training Digital Nervous System the greatest benefit of a tdns is that its use shifts strategic thinking from a separate standalone activity into an ongoing process that is integrated into every aspect of the training operation — kaliym a. islam, the depository trust & clearing corporation c B y K a l i y m a . i s l a m training operation accessible to the entire learning ecosystem in an electronic format so that this information or data can be easily analyzed and acted upon. Statistical analysis (driven by computer models) is then applied to this data in order to drive training decisions. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, theorized that access to this type of data would allow employees to quickly adapt and respond to the volumes of input that they receive daily. He also asserted that “successful organizations” would be the ones who developed a world-class digital 37 ontrary to its title, the best-selling book Moneyball is not a story about the game of baseball. It is the tale of how Billy Beane, the former general manager of the Oakland A’s, changed the way baseball teams are managed from an approach that relied on a few people who used instinct, observation and subjective techniques to oversee the game, to one where data and statistics (that were available to everyone) were the primary drivers of baseball decisions. The first year that the Oakland A’s employed this methodology the team reached the American League playoffs and won the same number of games as the Yankee’s who spent five times as much on payer salary. Today, every team in professional baseball utilizes Beane’s “moneyball” approach. The philosophy of using statistics, data and computer models to drive decisionmaking that is core to Beane’s approach to baseball is also the centerpiece of the concept of a training digital nervous system (TDNS). A TDNS is a system or process that links every aspect of the training organization’s thoughts and actions. This approach makes all information about the Training Industry Quarterly, Spring 2012 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012

From Where I Sit: Training in Alignment
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Leveraging Goal-Setting & Feedback
Learning at the Speed of Business
The Dark Side of Digital
Closing the Generation Gap Between Leaders
Tomorrow's Learning: Blended & Just-In-Time
Assessing Learning and Performance
The Science of Engagement
Engaging Senior Leaders in the Learning and Development Process
Six Critical Measurement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The Difference Makers: Identifying and Hiring the Right People
Casebook: DTCC Learning: Developing a Training Digital Nervous System
Leadership Competencies: Delivering Results
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: Measure For Measure

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012