Monday, December 30, 2013

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal

This post was originally published on the Daily Mindflash blog. Included here is the lead and a link to full post.

One of the biggest problems with social learning is that it is an informal type of learning and organizations can’t help but to try to formalize it in any way possible. It is understandable because a free-for-all in any function is hardly an effective way to run a business. While a free-for-all learning strategy might not be the most effective way to run a training department, Stephanie Ivec argues for keeping informal learning, informal, “Trying to turn informal learning into formal learning diminishes [its] unique benefits” writes Ivec.

If you are trying to get your head around how you can leverage informal learning in your organization, consider three ways in which Mindflash can help you do just that.....

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