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Learnerprise 2.0: Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 Should Align

Study after study tells us that our corporate training investment budget ratio is backwards. Most of the dollars are spent on formal events such as ILT classroom and eLearning rather than informal and social learning concepts or initiatives. Ironically, the real benefit is felt moreso during informal and/or social learning exchanges.

Which brings me to Learnerprise 2.0.

Andrew McAfee has coined the term Enterprise 2.0 as:

the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers”.

If I take this one step further, I would suggest that Learnerprise 2.0 is:

the use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results

Learnerprise 2.0 ties together the fact learning is as important as the enterprise, and to increase revenue and profits without thinking this way will result in the ‘square peg in round hole’ theorem or result. (ie. it won’t happen)

Rather than investing 2/3 or more of a corporate learning budget to formal ILT and eLearning, why not flip the model and invest 2/3 on informal and social learning components and initiatives. It will help drive the overarching premise of Enterprise 2.0, and it will ultimately help achieve the desired ‘enterprise’ requirement of increased profits and revenues.

Learnerprise 2.0 is not new, but positioning Learning 2.0 without Enterprise 2.0 (and realigning the training budget itself) will ultimately result in catastrophic failure for both sides. It has to happen, and the ‘training org’ has to begin thinking this way and lead the revolution.

You heard it here first: Learnerprise 2.0!! (now I need to trademark and copyright it)

11Comments

  • Peter Rawsthorne / 5 September 2009 8:07

    Very astute thinking… 18 months back I was heavily advocating for the use of cross-departmental Communities of Practice (CoP) supported strongly with social media (Web 2.0) to capture and (later) leverage the tacit knowledge held within the group. Many who understood really liked the idea… problem was that the many was a small group within this large public organization. I think you are onto something here, if professional development / corporate training used informal and social learning much of what I was advocating for would have been better understood. Great read, thx Dan.

  • Tony Karrer / 6 September 2009 10:02

    Great term. And I agree with the concept. However, there’s quite a bit to making these things align.

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  • Danielle / 13 November 2009 7:35

    DP- would love to hear your thoughts on this outside of internal learning. Have been checking out various options for user generated content and social media for customer facing training, commercial models are still being developed but what I see happening is the revolution is happening internally. How cool would it be if we could cross contaminate organizations with learning content, you join my social learning network and I will join yours and we can all learn from one another…

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  • Ana Boatwright / 13 June 2010 2:38

    Very astute thinking… 18 months back I was heavily advocating for the use of cross-departmental Communities of Practice (CoP) supported strongly with social media (Web 2.0) to capture and (later) leverage the tacit knowledge held within the group. Many who understood really liked the idea… problem was that the many was a small group within this large public organization. I think you are onto something here, if professional development / corporate training used informal and social learning much of what I was advocating for would have been better understood. Great read, thx Dan.
    +1

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