1 – I come not to bury training, only to put it in its place – Harold Jarche
The increasing complexity of our workplaces means we have to accept the limitations of training and education as we have practiced them. There is a growing need to help people be more creative and to solve complex problems, on a daily basis and in concert with others. Even the best training programmes cannot help here. Organizations (HR, L&D, OD, KM, etc) need to add significantly more thought and resources to enable people to learn socially, share cooperatively, and work collaboratively. Work is changing, and so must learning support. Making better carriages will not help.
2 – Push and pull, formal and informal – Jay Cross
3 - Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It – Jay Cross
Workers learn their jobs in the course of doing their jobs. Study after study finds that 70%-95%
of learning in the workplace is informal and experiential. (Studies) Most corporate training is an
example of the “Streetlight Effect.”
A police officer asks a man searching for his keys under a streetlight, “Are you sure you lost them here?”
To which the man replies, “No, think I lost them in the park.”
“Why are you searching here instead of in the park?” asks the police officer.
The man replies, “The light is better here.”
4 - Education Unleashed: Now It’s All Up To You – John Mayerhofer
In 2012, the only thing left standing between you and knowledge is your will to learn.