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Dispelling Myths About Workplace Learning – Part II

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Lean Learning, Lean Training, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , |

Three myths about workplace learning - Who owns the responsibility for employees’ learning? Of the three myths about workplace learning cited by Todd Tauber in the November/December 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com, the third—that the learning function (department or division) owns the responsibility for employees’ learning—is perhaps the one that can most easily be debunked.  Today, says [...]

Setting the Record Straight – Dispelling Myths about Workplace Learning

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Culture, Lean Learning, Learning|Tags: , , , , |

One of the most prevalent myths about workplace learning is that workers don’t have time for it. According to a webinar poll that Chief Learning Officer conducted with Degreed in 2016, even though most CLOs are conscientious about attempting to connect with their staff, only 20 percent are able to make this happen even at the [...]

Learning Implementation Best Practices – Bridging the Gap

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , |

“Learning Implementation best practices are rooted in common sense, yet they are surprisingly not common practice,” writes Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp, in a recent article that appeared in CLOmedia.com.[1] Emde believes the reason for this is the wrong focus. Rather than recording what happens in the classroom, learning leaders should pay attention to [...]

Learning Implementation – Six Best Practices (Part Two)

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning leaders must be skilled in on-the-job implementation For learning leaders, transforming textbook learning to on-the-job implementation requires skill and know-how. In an excellent article that appeared in the November/December issue of CLOmedia.com, Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp identifies six universal best practices for ensuring effective learning implementation. In last week’s blog, we discussed [...]

Learning Implementation for leaders – Six Best Practices (Part One)

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a learning leader, learning implementation or bridging the gap between what happens in the classroom and on the job, requires a keen understanding of job requirements as well as a firm understanding of best practices. Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp, offers his 6 best practices in an article that appeared in the November/December [...]

Cognitive Science and Performance Learning

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cognitive Science makes the important distinction between performing by rote and proactively using performance support tools such as lean learning’s PDCA checklists, flow diagrams, lean transformation roadmaps, and 5 why decision trees and lookup tables. “Too often, learning leaders make courses when the information doesn’t have to be in the head, it just needs to be [...]

Are the requirements for learning and change part of your onboarding process?

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Change, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning and change are two necessary components of a lean company’s onboarding process for a new employee. If lean learning is defined as an ongoing journey toward personal and professional improvement, then every new employee will soon be familiar with the adage that “at the end of every success is another obstacle waiting to be perceived [...]

Knowing how we learn is just as important as what we learn

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During our formal school years, knowing how we learn probably takes a back seat to the process of just cramming the facts. Late night cram sessions before the big quiz or final exam are commonplace on every college campus. Now that you’ve earned your diploma, in retrospect (and in all honesty), how much of that crammed [...]

Five Rules for Selecting the Best Key Performance Indicators

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Business, Corporate Learning, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

There’s no question that key performance indicators (KPIs) are needed to help drive operational improvements. KPIs are absolutely essential for organizations to present performance information for all levels of the organization. The key to success is selecting KPIs that will deliver long-term value to the organization. It’s problematic that the terms KPI and metric are used interchangeably within [...]

Register for the Lean Experience Course in Wisconsin

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, The Lean Experience®|Tags: , , , |

The Lean Learning Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering its Lean Experience ® course at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, WI from February 20th, through February 24th, 2017. Our Lean Experience ® course offers companies a unique experience unlike any other in the Lean movement. We provide our clients with perspective, [...]