Jeanne Meister focused on social media and the Millennial generation. Couple of nuggets here:
- Millennials still prefer the classroom and mentoring/coaching, online no so much and nope on reading books/manuals
- Desire a manager that will coach and mentor as well as being tech savvy
- Training and development across the world scored highest (53%) across all respondents; however here in North America and the Caribbean it’s flexible work hours (53%), cash bonuses (43%) and the free private healthcare (38%).
Presuming this is from research she’s conducting (ed) for a forthcoming book. Suggesting in “learning” social media are:
- Select, implement tools
- Teach tools
- Use the tools and propose pilots with your team
Alas, according to Jeanne, we mostly do 2 while 1, 3 and 4 are critical.
She introduced the term wearable learning; iPod, smartphone. Googled “wearable learning” and 696,000 hits. Is clothing optional learning next? BTW three hits on Google.