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Informal Learning in Organizations

How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Understand when, how and why informal learning works so you can plan and deliver new learning initiatives for your organisation that have measurable results.
EAN: 9780749474591
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 155
240 pages

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About the book

As the pace of change in the workplace accelerates and training budgets are challenged, it becomes essential for employees to learn as they go along. In this connected world, new ways of learning are emerging all of the time, whether the learning is planned, unexpected or self-directed. For those responsible for learning and development in organizations, understanding how this kind of informal learning can be utilised and measured is key to providing efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering on organizational objectives around people development.

Informal Learning in Organizations offers practical tools, including checklists and action plan questions, to guide the Learning and Development practitioner in how to design and implement an informal learning strategy that is personalised to the needs of their own organization. It combines the latest thinking on new technology and practices with established theory and research to provide an evidence-based review of informal learning and its true impact. It offers an overview of how and why informal learning resonates with people, how it works and when and why it doesn't. This book will assist the reader in making sense of their connected environments to create a continuous learning culture in their organizations.

About the authors

Robin Hoyle has worked in training and development for 28 years, designing award-winning courses across the public, private and voluntary sectors. His company Learnworks designs blended learning programmes in the areas of leadership, sustainability, commercial governance and marketing. He has trained thousands of trainers on every continent. Robin is the Chair of the Annual World of Learning Conference and has been nominated twice for Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Awards. He is the author of Complete Training: From Recruitment to Retirement, also published by Kogan Page.
  • Although I have some 40 years' experience of learning and development, I continue to learn a great deal from Robin Hoyle. He has that unique gift for explaining things in a way that we can understand and relate to. I especially admire his forthright 'tell it like it is' approach.
  • Colin Steed FLPI, Chief Executive, Learning and Performance Institute

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