Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner’ is a famous saying you’ve probably heard before. I think the same goes for a ‘learning’ culture. If a learning culture is good, it will support the effectiveness of all well-designed learning opportunities and interventions. If the learning culture is weak, the effectiveness of learning and application on the job might be very poor, despite a great design.
So, let’s explore some resources on learning culture.
What’s it about?
This post by Stephen Gill explores the differences between a training culture and a learning culture. Great professionals who are very good at designing training can actually be a risk for a good learning culture.
Why read it?
The tough part of culture is that it is implicit; it’s so obvious that nobody is talking about it. The distinction between training culture and learning culture can open up the discussion and create a ‘fresh look’.
The article provides some clear directions on how to evolve from a training culture towards a learning culture.
Stephen Gill places training and learning in the context of the modern workplace – a good exercise for all of us.
What’s it about? The team of GoodPractice has an impressive track record in conducting field research on leadership and learning. What do managers appreciate when it comes to learning? GoodPractice asked the question and shares the answers.
Why read it?
Learning professionals do have ambitions and starting points and are influenced by what is ‘hot’ in their industry. That is a good thing in itself, but do we know what works best for the audience we focus on? This report shows the preferences of how managers like to learn best.
The data show some surprising results and very relevant nuances and reflections based on the time frame we are in right now.
The results were launched on November 16, 2017, so it’s really, really fresh content!
What’s it about? Helen Blunden shares her findings from her visit to the Learning Technologies Asia conference in Singapore early November. She wanted to learn about Asian culture related to learning. She also conducted one of the sessions at the conference.
Why read / watch it?
Helen came to the conference with an open mind and really wanted to reflect on her own cultural roots by being submerged in another culture.
Have a look at what you can discover if you apply a positive mindset, like Helen did: there must be a lot of good and interesting things to learn from this other culture (like the value of diplomas).
Video clips with personal reflection are included plus, as a bonus, free tourist/travel tips!