Treasure 96 – Learning

What helps lifelong learning? What are learning organizations? What is the 70-20-10 rule? This week there is a treasure full of learning topics.

Last week I had a short talk with our two working students who said goodbye in the afternoon to go learn. “Tobias, luckily you don’t need to learn any more,” said the one to me. I quickly took the illusion away from him. I think I am learning more at the moment than in some phases of school. How does the organization work? Who are my stakeholders? How do I manage my stakeholders? What are the challenges in the company’s product portfolio? In addition, there are the fundamentals of mechanical engineering. Hardly a day goes by without me learning something new. I don’t think that will change in the next few years either, because there are always new technologies and as a company you have to constantly develop yourself in order to remain successful. Lifelong learning is the key word. With lernOS there is a suitable operating system. In treasure 70 I briefly introduced it. This week the Lern Rock Camp took place in Munich. I wasn’t there, but you could follow on Twitter and YouTube what was going on at the Barcamp. Nugget 1 is a short talk by Simon Dückert about the State of the Union of lernOS. He explains again the basic idea of lernOS and introduces the three variants – For You, For Teams and For Organizations. From the community there are some contributions to lernOS. Especially the Sketchnote learning path is very interesting for me. One sentence by Simon Dückert I would like to emphasize:

As soon as you somehow open up such an approach and bring out that people can get involved, suddenly a thousand things happen that you couldn’t have done with your limited size.

Simon Dückert

For me a proof that Open Source and Commons will find more and more distribution. Unfortunately, many companies have not yet overcome the #Egobarrier, as my author colleague Alexander Gerber likes to say. Maybe the example lernOS encourages one or the other organization to give it a try. (15 min, video, German)

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If you prefer listening to podcasts instead of watching videos, you can also learn about lernOS this way. Nugget 2 is episode 41 of the SAP Education Podcast. Guest at Thomas Jenewein is Simon Dückert, who you can already see in Nugget 1. The episode is packed with interesting impulses about learning. Among other things there are some exciting learning models. New for me was the model of the learning organization of management mastermind Peter M. Senge. I will take the opportunity to take a closer look at this model. Also the 70-20-10 model is mentioned, which I learned recently in the context of development plans in my enterprise. Especially in the topic of 20% learning from others there is still a lot of potential. In the last 3 years I have established a number of such formats in my companies. If you are interested you can contact me. (30 min, audio, German)

041 Simon Dückert – New Learning Frameworks and lernOS

The 70-20-10 rule has been critically considered by Lars Richter in Nugget 3. All his points are valid, even if I can not agree to the 10% calculation with 4 hours of classroom learning per week. In my opinion one cannot count the complete 40 hours per week as learning. Anyway, one of his points made me think: “Many don’t like learning and some don’t even do”. I went through different people in the circle of acquaintances and colleagues. At first glance I agreed, because I found some people who are (supposedly) satisfied with their profession and don’t want to develop themselves further. At second glance, however, all of them are learners without exception. One learns at home how a 3D printer works, the other new recipes. Seems like some companies have to install an operating system for learning first? (8 min, text, German)

This week I have tried a treasure on a single topic. Please give me feedback. Would you like to have such theme specials more often or would you rather have “diverse” treasure chests with various themes?