Over on the Onlignment blog, I have, throughout 2012, been setting out a model for a transformation in workplace learning and development. I started the series by arguing the case for transformation.
I then established a vision for workplace learning and development that is:
- and powerful
I moved on to look at some of the changes that can be made to realise this vision, expressed as six shifts:
- from generic to tailored
- from synchronous to asynchronous
- from compliance to competence
- from top-down to bottom-up
- from courses to resources
- from face-to-face to online
In the posts that followed, I brought the series to a conclusion by focusing on the practical steps we can take to make transformation happen:
- Recognising the uniqueness of your particular organisation in terms of its requirements, the characteristics of its people and the constraints which govern its decision making.
- Establishing a learning architecture and infrastructure that recognises these unique characteristics.
- Putting in place processes for improved performance needs analysis and blended solution design.
- Building capability in areas such as the design of digital learning content, learning live and online, and connected online learning.
I have now brought all these posts together in a free e-book in PDF format. It’ll soon also be available as a paperback and on Kindle. I hope you find it useful.