Seasoned learning and development (L&D) professional Robin Hoyle explains why organizations need to manage informal learning and how they can do it well. Planning and management apply to purposeful undertakings – for example, classroom instruction – but informal learning is ad hoc and unrestrained. The solution lies working with the inherent contradiction between unscripted improvisational learning and the degree of structure a company needs to organize its employees and to track what they know and what they’re learning. getAbstract recommends Hoyle’s guidance and his program to L&D professionals.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why employees prefer informal learning,
- How to implement and measure informal learning, and
- How social media hinder informal learning.
About the Author
Robin Hoyle is a training and development professional. His company, Learnworks, creates blended learning programs for global organizations.
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1 year agoRead this one when you are interested in the 70:20:10 rule. Good ideas on where an organization could start with informal training, which is still underdeveloped - just go on your intranet and try to learn about a topic.