Training Industry Quarterly - Winter 2012 - (Page 25)

Informal Learning: The Dawn of a Profitable New Era Click the link above to hear a podcast recording of this TIQ article PEOPLE NEED NEW APPROACHES SO THEY CAN SOLVE TOMORROW’S PROBLEMS B Y B R I A N T A L I E S I N ligence they gained in the classroom or via e-learning. The Information Revolution Formal models no longer meet today’s rapid pace of change — in reality they only cover about 10 percent of the enterprise’s learning needs. The invention of the silicon chip, more than 60 years ago, represented humanity’s next huge leap after the Industrial Revolution – it harkened the start of the Information Revolution. And yet, organizations still focus most of their effort in the classroom or replicating classroom materials online. More importantly, it misses a key point: Most learning and innovation doesn’t happen by replicating the past, using passé processes. Recent research in innovation and brain science reinforces the point. We know that people need new approaches so they can solve 25 I t has been over 200 years since the first factories sprung up on vast tracts of rolling pasture and fertile farmland, pushing aside a venerable agriculture-based society in favor of a thoroughly transformative Industrial Revolution. Since that time, organizations have become proficient at churning out and replicating processes for workers to follow as they build, produce and manufacture. To that end, companies spend 70 percent of their training budgets on formal instruction. Today, people take time out from their busy workdays and travel to class or download a mandatory Web program. They listen and partially participate, fill out a conventional feedback form and return to the unrelenting pressures of their jobs. That much is already certain. But what’s becoming clearer is that participants in formal enterprise learning seldom use – or share – the insights and intel- Training Industry Quarterly, Winter 2012 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

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

Training Industry Quarterly - Winter 2012
From Where I Sit: The Age of Personal Learning
Table of Contents
Ad Index
The Discipline of Instructive Coversation
Real' Learning: The Role of Context
Context, Connectivity and Community
Don't Be Afraid of Feelings in the Workplace
Peer-to-Peer: The Future of Learning
User-Generated Content
It's All About the Social. Or is it?
Informal Learning: The Dawn of a Profitable New Era
Harvesting Creativity through Social Media
Connect, Learn, Share, Innovate: How to Begin Your Social Media Journey
Casebook: Marriott: Accommodating IT Training
How Long Does it Take to Get Fully Productive?
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: The Social Network

Training Industry Quarterly - Winter 2012