1 . Leadership is all about building bridges and not burning them.
2. One big shift social media will have on corporate sector is to democratize it.
3. Innovation in delivery of ” Services ” would be the key to competitive advantage .
4. Organizations would need to understand social media and build organizational capabilities to take full advantage for success in new economy. Digitization is the new buzz word.
5 .True Innovation is most likely to come from ” start ups ” in near future, this is what I anticipate.
I would appreciate views and counter views from readers , I believe that is the only way to learn better.
It is about
1. Deep Rooted Philosophy
2. Culture, Values
6. Networks and Relationships
7. User Generated Content , Emergent , Digitization
8. Word of Mouth Publicity
9. Listening, Engaging, Sharing
10. Co-Learning , Co-Creating, CO-nsuming , Co-inventing, Co-innovating, Co-mmunity.
If your product, service, campaign, initiative, program has above features then you are leveraging the Social space . There are variety of Web 2.0 platforms which amplifies and scale up these conversations .However, The best of breed / web is yet to emerge.
How Does Enterprise Social Networking Change the Role of Learning Professionals?
Enterprise Social networking platforms have the power not just to change the way how people do their jobs but also how jobs roles are getting evolved for professionals especially in the Learning organization.
If we talk to any learning leader today, one of the biggest opportunity is integrating technology for effective learning. Web 2.0 provides ample opportunities to do that. Learning professionals need to resort to innovative methods to complement formal learning events so that learner’s performance on the job goes up.
Generation Y is entering into the workforce who has grown up using the emerging technologies. They are the digital natives and like to embrace social media and social networking technologies with ease. People like to connect and learn from one another. According to US Dept of labor and commerce 80% of the learning happens informally, outside the classroom .Social learning or informal learning is one of the oldest forms of learning being propelled and catalyzed even more due to rising social networking platforms. I can safely say that Social learning is increasingly becoming prevalent. The role learning professionals can play in this changing context and environment is very critical and important.
I’d like to take a little more time here to start a discussion about how I expect individual job roles in the learning organization to change as social learning becomes increasingly common.
At the same time, I think that it’s really important for learning professionals to remember that despite new emerging technologies, formal learning continue to play a role in enhancing business performance. We, learning professionals, must think how we can strengthen existing learning process and embed the new Social learning process into existing learning programs, courses or curriculum as we ourselves witness a Social revolution both within and outside the organization.
Taking the larger context of formal and informal learning in a socially networked world, learning professionals have the opportunity to play a critical role: that of a community facilitator and / or community curator.
Community design is such that it puts the focus back on learners/ workers. The job of community facilitator isn’t necessarily an easy one – team will have to continuously ask the right questions and find new ways to encourage participation. As a matter of fact, learning organization most likely already has the skills and capabilities needed to serve as effective community facilitators – they just need to apply these capabilities towards a new way of thinking about learners and the learning process.
I believe the solution to existing challenges faced by learning organization lies in thinking how our role as learning professionals change with the changing demands , learning styles and preferences of our learners/workers. Facilitator’s role must evolve from being on stage to a virtual guide by side. 🙂
Times Reader 2.0 is the latest innovation in newspaper delivery . It is powered by Adobe Air client . ( Same what tweetdeck is built upon ) and it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.
And on NY Times site, it is cited as the latest innovation in newspaper delivery.
Can new delivery platforms revive the dying US newspaper industry ?
I doubt ! In the age of Web 2.0, people have the option to generate content ,blogs, wikis, microblogs ,in addition to consuming content, which wasn’t prevalent in previous years !)
It may be a different case with Indian Newspaper industry since internet penetration is not as widespread as US. And by the time, penetration reaches a tipping point , Indian newspaper industry would be prepared to face the challenge and would have innovated and/or learnt from US market.
Anyone who has been in Corporate world for sometime would agree with me that more often than not , one of the buzzword which catches everyone attention is ROI, yet it is the most difficult thing to measure. Be it a project on Web 2.0 or quantifying efforts on L&D , training. Here is a simple, yet effective presentation which offers a paradigm shift wrt ROI.
Thanks to Manish for tweeting about it.
Welcome to Web 2.0 Learning. After blogging for 5 years and keeping my blog as private, i decided to go public. There are quiet a few reasons to do so.Firstly, I witnessed a shift in my writing from personal ramblings to professional ones and i wanted to share my thoughts on Web 2.0 world which has become my passion from quiet some time now.I am starting a blog series “Web2.0&Learning” , where i would be sharing my views with the world on Web 2.0, Learning and other interesting stuff on internet and invite people to join the conversation.