Social Interaction Key To Effective Learning

According to a new whitepaper/study from The Aberdeen Group, social activities — including learning — are key to the success of any business.

The report says that the top three pressures addressed through learning are (1) business changes that require re-education and realignment; (2) lack of key skills in the marketplace; and (3) changing customer needs and expectations.

And the three most effective means of knowledge transfer are (1) formal learning programs; (2) participation in cross-functional teams; and (3) identification and availability of subject-matter experts.

According to Aberdeen’s Mollie Lombardi, who wrote the report, “Learning requires collaboration, and in the dispersed environments most organizations operate in, online learning and social interaction are critical.

“More formalized efforts to encourage and support [social learning] become essential, Given that organizations with social networking tools in place are 53 percent more likely to achieve Best-in-Class performance, their use should be strongly considered.”

–More information: www.aberdeen.com

According to a new whitepaper/study from The Aberdeen Group, social activities — including learning — are key to the success of any business.

The report says that the top three pressures addressed through learning are (1) business changes that require re-education and realignment; (2) lack of key skills in the marketplace; and (3) changing customer needs and expectations.

And the three most effective means of knowledge transfer are (1) formal learning programs; (2) participation in cross-functional teams; and (3) identification and availability of subject-matter experts.

According to Aberdeen’s Mollie Lombardi, who wrote the report, “Learning requires collaboration, and in the dispersed environments most organizations operate in, online learning and social interaction are critical.

“More formalized efforts to encourage and support [social learning] become essential, Given that organizations with social networking tools in place are 53 percent more likely to achieve Best-in-Class performance, their use should be strongly considered.”

–More information: www.aberdeen.com

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