Category: Enterprise Learning

HR Technology in 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions for 2018,” I describe the details. In this article I’ll summarize the ten big changes going on.

1) A Massive shift ... Read more»

A New World of Corporate Learning Arrives: And It Looks Like TV

Over the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress. Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional programs have arrived, but corporations have struggled to deal with it effectively. As I describe in the article “Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned,” the ... Read more»

SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues

Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration. When SAP announced the acquisition of SuccessFactors in December of 2011, one could have expected a similarly disappointing result.

Well, over the last five and a half ... Read more»

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

Over the last few months I’ve had a series of meetings with Chief Learning Officers, talent management leaders, and vendors of next generation learning tools. My goal has been simple: try to make sense of the new corporate learning landscape, which for want of a better word, we can now call “Digital Learning.” In this ... Read more»

Why We Must Be So Careful About Where We Spend Our Time

Why we must be so careful about where we spend our time…

“As William James observed, we must reflect that, when we reach the end of our days, our life experience will equal what we have paid attention to, whether by choice or default. We are at risk, without quite fully realizing it, of living

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Workday Launches Learning: Brings Video to the Enterprise

The Learning Management Systems (LMS) marketplace is over $3 billion in size, and includes hundreds of platforms to help companies manage all aspects of their employee training. The problem is that most of these tools were designed in the early 2000’s when the phrase online learning meant “e-learning,” virtual classroom, and classroom education. Our research ... Read more»

The Art of Doing Less

“You can’t manufacture time.”

I recently had a half day meeting with several of the leading HR leaders in Silicon Valley and after many hours of discussion about the future of work, corporate culture, and the role of new HR technologies, the biggest conclusion of all was “we have to do less.”

“The most important ... Read more»

Different by Design: The Fabric of the New Organization

We just finished our 9th annual research conference, IMPACT 2016, and I was once again inspired by the innovation, passion, and sharing among the 600 or so people who joined us. This year’s conference was entitled “Different by Design: The New Organization,” and we focused for three days on the many ways we are ... Read more»