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Modernizing corporate training

I generally resist linking to organizations that monitor and use the ideas generated in the social/learning/tech space, and then produce reports that fail to acknowledge sources of inspiration. However, this post on modernizing corporate training is worth a read, even if only for the irony. It explores the history of corporate learning from 1980′s to today. Today, according to the report (and roughly every other consultant) is the age of collaboration. And then they freely sprinkle half a dozen “registered trademark” signs. How quickly pundits recognize (monetize) change but fail to integrate change into actual practice. The post concludes that we are going through the most important changes in corporate learning in the last ten years. Really? Thanks for the insight! If this pablum counts as corporate learning insight, maybe the training departments in institutions should be dismantled.

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  1. Rae Tanner wrote:

    OMG, George, I have to laugh! I tripped on this site yesterday and thought the same thing. Then I got an email from as Sales Associate at Bersin and Associates this morning, asking if I wanted to buy a subscription to their research reports. I had to laugh…welcome to my country. :)

    Friday, May 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Janet Clarey wrote:

    I still haven’t mastered the registered trademark sign. (I am doomed!) I had a similar “really?” moment after reading an ASTD article about that wacky new generation of workers and how everything is changing because of them. I only half laughed though because I didn’t want to fall off my tightrope…

    Monday, June 1, 2009 at 5:23 am | Permalink

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