Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Let's Review: Five Most Popular Posts in September 2013


A lot of older post got some play in September. Either my old stuff is really good or the new stuff has not been as great. I just don't analyze it enough to know (or care, too much).

Here are the five most popular posts in September:

How Linking Social Learning to Performance Advances Scientific Knowledge
This piece is derived from my dissertation research plan. As many of you know, I am working on my dissertation in enterprise social learning. So this is a lot of what I think about. My goal is to advance scientific knowledge of how social learning relates to job performance.

Poll Results: How Long Does it Take to Learn a New Job
Except for one smarmy comment from a consultant who says he cannot afford to take more than a few days to learn a new job, most people said it takes 3-12 months to learn a new job. That is a long time. And an expectation we should all heed when starting a new job.

HR Manager: I Don't Need Big Data, I Have a Feeling
This was one of my favorite posts to write, so I am happy it made the popular list. We ignore data for our vague hunches and we call that analysis. And in my cases, which I show in this post, we do it intentionally. Crazy!

Great Social Learning Requires Great Design
Back again. This popular post keeps popping up. Looks like people need help designing social learning. Everything else they are reading likely contains vague prescriptions that are not actionable.

Performance Improvement Through Continuous Feedback Loops
Feedback is a wildly underused process for learning and improving job performance. There is so much potential here that I am surprised it does not come up more often. Here is the low-down sensible dirt on using continuous feedback loops to develop people and improve job performance.

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