I, now… I don’t see learning and development folks really getting into that too much, but personally as far as I’m concerned I’m not a learning and development person anymore anyway, I’ve moved out of that several years ago. Because I find that it’s a… in too many organizations it’s a holding bin for the people who are not innovative; they wind up in HR learning or training or something like that, and the interesting things is, I mean really, is management models. And you know I say a lot learning is work, work is learning, the two of them are merged together, and that when you embed the learning into the work flow, do you still need to have a professional learning and development department? I mean you don’t have a chief electrical officer in a company do you?
Harold Jarche – Learning is work, work is learning
One of the areas that I’ve been interested in personally, and in the last few years more or so, my clients professionally, is this notion of personal knowledge management. How the heck do I make sense of things? And that is, when I was talking about working at down, you know, at the worker level, a core part of that is helping people develop their own personal knowledge management processes, because there is no single process how to do it,[...]
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One of the practices that I think that I start with clients on, is the whole notion of narrating your work. That I think is absolutely critical, is that… because I get people, like if you’re a blogger, you know, we’re already there, we don’t have to explain any of that to you. But most people aren’t bloggers, and most people aren’t going to be bloggers. But there’re other ways of narrating your work, and people we work with… We work[...]