Below are three social learning challenges I have faced at my client organization and how we are trying to overcome them. The last two are the most difficult. Early (enthusiastic) adopters are not always the “youngest” people. We have found several early adopters in leadership positions and in line management. We have preferred to work with “professional communities”, apprentices, field coaches, and learning partners. I have been running workshops with business teams to help them use social learning in order to reach specific business results. These teams appreciate receiving some structure to get them started.
What has been your experience with these and other challenges?
|Delivering business value||Convince senior management to provide funding and support||
|Overcoming cultural barriers||Create an open learning environment where people want to network and share||
|Governing participation & behaviour||Establish the rules of engagement and prevent too much control||