The skills you need today, are not the skills you need tomorrow. Lars Hyland, Chief Commercial Officer at Totara Learning, warns that we are entering an unprecedented era of accelerating change and learning what to learn and when is the key to staying relevant.
Software is everywhere. You knew that already. But do you always know what that software is doing? As the recent Volkswagen ‘defeat device’ scandal has shown, when its true purpose is hidden, software can cause tremendous damage. Writing proprietary software that cheats on emissions tests goes beyond ‘cheating’ - it’s a criminal act and one that will leave the car manufacturer in reputational - and financial - ruin, not to mention the impact on customers and the wider economy. Amid the various calls for fines, resignations, and jail time for VW executives responsible for this, one point particularly stood out to us: This wouldn’t have happened if the software was Open Source.
We’ve said it before: Social Learning in the enterprise is more about behaviours than technology. You can have a great platform in place, but without the right motivations, all you’ll have is tumbleweed blowing through it. Now the Altimeter Group, as cited in Harvard Business Review is backing this up with some damning research on the use of Social Networks in the enterprise.