Social Learning is more than just Yammer

“I’ve added a Yammer group for our course. And no-one is talking in it!”  I’ve heard this so many times. The Learning and Development team run an in-person course, bolt on a Yammer group for the attendees to talk to each other about the course, and wonder why no-one does so. Quite often they blame Yammer. It’s the wrong recipient of blame.  The problem arises because most learning and development departments are focused on training, rather than learning. For them, training is a formal event, in a classroom or online learning environment. It stems from our mistaken cultural beliefs that all learning happens formally. Many still have a mindset where learning means classroom.…

Disrupt Sydney 2016 – Not to Take Anything for Granted 

Q&A with SWOOP Co-Founder Dr Laurence Lock Lee after attending and presenting at “Disrupt Sydney” on 23 September, 2016. Disrupt Sydney is a one-day annual conference organised by the University of Sydney which aims to discuss and debate (digital) disruption. What is digital disruption and why is it important for organisations?  Here is the definition used by the event organisers: “Digital disruption refers to changes enabled by digital technologies that occur at a pace and magnitude that disrupt established ways of value creation, social interactions, doing business and more generally our thinking” This event is in its 4th Edition and…