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The Importance of Search
Forward-thinking organizations are embracing the idea that enterprise learning now extends beyond classes and courseware. They acknowledge the majority of learning happens informally and socially, and that their employees spend a lot more time reading documents, reviewing charts/diagrams, sharing experiences and sourcing experts than going to classes or sitting through hour-long, self-paced e-learning modules. “Our research suggests that enterprise learning organizations are expanding their responsibility for individual learning beyond formal classes,” said Cushing Anderson, program vice president at IDC. “Facilitating finding the right answer at or near the moment of need is as important a learning and development function as providing application training or leadership development.”
In other words, the learning organization should no longer be the sole birthplace or keeper of organizational knowledge. That type of old-fashioned learning structure is slow, limiting and becoming obsolete. That’s why many progressive learning departments are transforming themselves into knowledge-sharing facilitators and performance consultants to leverage the collective knowledge, skills and expertise across the enterprise.These enterprise learning 2.0 departments are not only working to identify and leverage subject matter experts across the extended enterprise that can quickly distribute valuable knowledge, they’re implementing new learning platforms and technologies that make it easy for experts to share story-based knowledge content and to shape their learning infrastructure into a more collaborative learning environment.
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