“Working out loud might be a new or intimidating concept to many. But feedback is a critical component in any learning process. We also know that organisations struggle to capture tacit knowledge and how people do their jobs. Showing your work facilitates new learning opportunities for individuals. It also potentially saves time and solves problems for co-workers. Join Jane Bozarth to discover how to get started and how this approach could benefit you and your organisation as a whole,” explains Donald H Taylor, Conference Chair, Learning Technologies.
The complaints are familiar: Traditional means of managing organizational knowledge – reports, status meetings, standard operating procedures – just don’t work very well. We amass piles of documentation yet can’t find what we need when we need it, we find out too late a task was already accomplished, better, by someone one hallway over, we spend hours never finding the information we’re looking for.
L&D is uniquely positioned to support sharing tacit knowledge, build bridges between talent pools, sharpen communication, and help organizations build better maps of work and activities.
Jane Bozarth’s session, “Share your work! Enabling learning in work, not just at work” takes place at Learning Technologies 2019, day two, 14 February, 11:15.
Problems: Common frustrations related to knowledge sharing
Solutions: Examples of ways better showing work can help
Guidelines: What to share, with whom, and when
Our Role: How L&D practitioners can support efforts and help to surface knowledge
Making it Manageable: Enabling learning in work, not just learning at work
Learning Technologies 2019 takes place on 13 and 14 February at its new home, ExCeL London. The full conference programme along with conference booking and early-bird rates is available via the Learning Technologies Conference web pages.
About Jane Bozarth
Director of Research, The eLearning Guild
Jane Bozarth has spent many years in L&D, first as a classroom instructor, then as eLearning designer and program manager, and now as the eLearning Guild’s Director of Research. Her doctoral dissertation focused on social learning in communities of practice, an interest that has guided much of her practice the past few years. She is the author of many books, most recently Social Media for Trainers and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud.