The ability to learn is the only lasting competitive advantage for any organization. Hyper-connected work environments require people with better sense-making, collaboration, and cooperation skills. Social learning plays a significant role in this. Democratic workplaces that foster trust can share knowledge better and faster.
Adopting internal social technology (similar to Piethis.com) is a good social learning tool that can help to drive innovation, share work related content while building up team morales and skill building within co-workers.
Connected / Social learning thrives in a socially meaningful and knowledge-rich ecology of ongoing participation, self expression and recognition. Fluidly contribute, share and give feedback that make learning, personal and company's growth engaging and powerful.
Social media tools are changing the game when it comes to employee learning. And thanks to workplace collaboration tools, organizations can create environments in which employees can learn from each other instead of the overly formal status quo or from the proverbial "company expert."
Social learning creates a knowledge network that generate opennes, enables transparency, which fosters a diversity of ideas. Diversity is essential for innovation, and innovation drives business success.
The Future of Social Learning For organizations to keep up they need to make sure their employees know how to consume knowledge effectively via the new channels available to them that will lead to them having easy access to this type of knowledge and increase the overall understanding of the environment the organization operates in. This can be a competitive advantage if the organization is also implementing ways for employees to leverage this new found knowledge in their work.