Monday, December 1, 2014

New #Lrnbk Chat on "Don't Go Back to School" begins January 19

Sorry it's been so long! We're back with a Twitter-based discussion about Kio Stark's Don't Go Back to School, available from her site and from Amazon worldwide. 


About the Book
There's lots of good fodder for discussion. From a review:

"The book is based largely on Stark's own personal research (which I would best describe as ethnographic research in which she discovered four facts garnered from her interviews that are shared by almost every successful form of learning outside of school:

- It isn't done alone.
- For many professions, credentials aren't necessary, and the processes for getting credentials are changing.
- The most effective, satisfying learning is learning that is more likely to happen outside of school.
- People who are happiest with their learning process and most effective at learning new things - in any educational environment - are people who are learning for the right reasons and who reflect on their own way of learning to figure out which processes and methods work best for them." 

About #Lrnbk

Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and the #lrnbk hashtag for the basics and check back here for the details. 


We'll begin on January 19, 7 am ET, and post a few new questions every few days. #lrnbk is asynchronous so you can join in whenever it's convenient. 

This time chat hosts are  @JaneBozarth, Mark Britz @britz, Helen Blunden @ActivateLearn Rachel Burnham @BurhnamLandD and  @Michelle Ockers.  We hope having hosts from all over the globe will ensure that conversation stays active and lively across time zones. 


We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#lrnbk Chat: "Power of Habit" Section 3

#lrnbk is an occasionally-happening Twitter-based book club chat for workplace learning & development practitioners.

This is an asynchronous chat running July 9-July 30 on Duhigg's "Power of Habit". New questions post on Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and remember to include the #lrnbk tag.

The book's final section addresses societal habits and change, the growth of social movements, and the influence of strong and weak ties. As with other chapters, the need to replace one habit with another to achieve change is true here. The last chapter discusses the power of habit v. free will and asks whether we are always in control of/accountable for our behaviors.


Q23 Per Granovetter, why are weak-tie acquaintances more useful for jobseekers than strong-tie friends? Your experience? Generalizable?  #lrnbk


Q24 What are some examples of positive peer pressure? Results? Implications for workplace learning? #lrnbk


Q25 Would habits play such a large role in our lives if we didn’t have central pattern generators? Why/why not?  #lrnbk


Q26 Consider the Angie Bachman case. Why/not should she be held accountable for her behavior? How would you persuade fellow jurors to your point of view? #lrnbk

Q27 What keystone habit could encourage more people to vote? How would you address the 3 key steps of social change? #lrnbk

Q28 Could workplace culture change be considered a "social movement"? If so,what has to happen to achieve it? #lrnbk

Final questions on Friday!

Jane Bozarth @JaneBozarth
Mark Britz @Britz


Friday, July 19, 2013

#lrnbk chat "Power of Habit" Section 2: Organizations, Part 2

#lrnbk is an occasionally-happening Twitter-based book club chat for workplace learning & development practitioners.

This is an asynchronous chat running July 9-July 30 on Duhigg's "Power of Habit". New questions post on Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and remember to include the #lrnbk tag.

All organizations have habits, some good, some benign, some toxic. They can be intentionally designed (as with the Alcoa example) or may be accidental/unconscious. And like other habits, they can be changed. Chapter 6 focuses on the ways in which a crisis can shake up organizational routines, often for the better.


Q17 What’s the relationship between organizational culture and workplace habits? #lrnbk

Q18 What truces does L&D make, and with whom? #lrnbk

Q19 What unwritten rules guide L&D behavior in organizations? How did you learn them? #lrnbk

Q20 When have you seen a crisis with a silver lining, in your personal or work life? #lrnbk

Q21 Crises can be valuable to change routines. What crises have / will shake L&D? #lrnbk

Q22 Consumers can be creatures of habit, acting with little regard to current goals. What might this tell us about learners as consumers of information? #lrnbk

Watch for Section 2 wrap up questions on Friday.


Jane Bozarth @JaneBozarth
Mark Britz @Britz

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Welcome to #lrnbk chat "Power of Habit" Section 2: Organizations, Part 1

#lrnbk is an occasionally-happening Twitter-based book club chat for workplace learning & development practitioners.

This is an asynchronous chat running July 9-July 30. New questions post on Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and remember to include the #lrnbk tag.


SECTION 2: Organizations


Q11 What is one habit you would like to see change in your organization? Where else might the change reach?  #lrnbk

Q12 How does the idea of “put in the videotape!” relate to habit loops? Implications for L&D? #lrnbk


Q13 What is one positive habit you see in your organization today? #lrnbk

Q14 To what extent could the Alcoa employee death be traced back to L&D efforts. Lessons for L&D? #lrnbk

Q15 What approaches/systems can organizations leverage to maintain employee willpower to overcome infeiction pts in their work? #lrnbk

Q16 What’s the responsibility of L&D in helping people overcome inflection pts? What’s the responsibility of the learner?

More questions Friday, July 19.

Jane Bozarth @JaneBozarth
Mark Britz @Britz

Friday, July 12, 2013

#lrnbk Chat "Power of Habit": Section 1, Part 2


Welcome to #lrnbk chat "Power of Habit" Section 1: Part 2

#lrnbk is an occasionally-happening Twitter-based book club chat for workplace learning & development practitioners.

This is an asynchronous chat running July 9-July 30. New questions post on Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and remember to include the #lrnbk tag.


SECTION 1: INDIVIDUALS

Q7 People need some kind of signal that a product is working. What signals does a good learning experience emit? #lrnbk


Q8 Consider the data that P&G collects, and how it is used. Are/What are parallels to the current “big data” movement? #lrnbk


Q9 Football: Why did the habits “fail” during the critical moments (i.e., playoff games)? What else was needed to make the habits permanent? What does this say about challenges in changing workplace performance? #lrnbk

Q10 What causes someone to change his/her behavior? Sustain that change? Implications for L&D? #lrnbk


Discussion of Section 2: Organizations begins Tuesday, July 16. Questions post at 7 am ET.

Jane Bozarth @JaneBozarth
Mark Britz @Britz

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"Power of Habit" Section 1, Part 1

Welcome to the #lrnbk chat
on Duhigg's "Power of Habit"


#lrnbk is an occasionally-happening Twitter-based book club chat for workplace learning & development practitioners.

This is an asynchronous chat running July 9-July 30. New questions post on Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and remember to include the #lrnbk tag.


SECTION 1: INDIVIDUALS


Q1: How aware are you of your own habit loops? Think of remembering your email password or ATM PIN. What is the cue, routine, reward? #lrnbk

Q2 Given that we have habits for everything, how much of our work day depends on habit more than intentional thought? What does this say about the business of L&D? #lrnbk

Q3 What are some individual habits that negatively impact workplace productivity? What are the cues/rewards for those? #lrnbk

Q4 Is continuous learning habitual? If not can it be made to be? #lrnbk


Q5 What is the role of learning In social networks: Reward or byproduct? #lrnbk


Q6 Motivation is critical in learning. How can Hopkins' rules be leveraged to increase motivation? #lrnbk

More questions on "Section 1: Individuals" coming Friday July 12.
Discussion of Section 2: Organizations begins Tuesday, July 16.

Jane Bozarth @JaneBozarth
Mark Britz @Britzhttps://twitter.com/britz