I’ve recently been working with some organisations helping them use their internal Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to offer a wider range of learning initiatives and inspire a culture of continuous social learning in the workplace.
This is an ideal approach to move organizational thinking from a purely training mindset, where the focus is on managing learning to one of supporting learning in different ways. By building an Enterprise Learning Network within your existing ESN you are no longer constrained by traditional training models and infrastructure, so can inspire, encourage support and embed social learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration throughout the organisation in many more modern and appealing ways. I've written this up in a new whitepaper, which you can view in a number of ways
- as a PDF embedded below
- download your own copy of the PDF
- in a web-based format here: An Enterprise Learning Network: The way to embed social learning in the workplace.
"Defining “social learning” simply as an extension of e-learning is missing the big picture, as it overlooks the more significant fact that social tools can enhance the natural social learning that takes place in the workplace through knowledge sharing and collaboration, and how this opens many new opportunities for Learning & Development departments to support workplace learning more widely."
"For those active on the Social Web, “learning” will never be the same again, for here it is a very different experience; whether it be continuous or on-the-fly, it is self-organised and autonomous."
"Requiring people to be social mostly results in faux interactions rather than genuine learning."
"You can’t use command and control to “get” engagement."
By integrating learning initiatives in the very same platform that is being used to underpin work processes, L&D can play a major part in inspiring, encouraging, supporting and embedding (social) learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration throughout the organisation."
"Using an ESN means that your thinking about “learning” is not constrained by a dedicated learning platform (or LMS) that underpins the traditional training approach."