Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Organizations today foster a learning culture to achieve the highest business value. But do we really understand what culture is, and what exactly a learning culture is. How does one know if your company has such a culture? And perhaps most importantly, how can you create one?
Learning Organizations are those which provide learning and training resulting in good performances by its employees. The learning programs made use of, by the organizations, help develop a competitive advantage.
In order to create a true learning culture, learning organizations must give equal focus to learning that helps the company grow, adapt to change, cultivate employee talent, innovate and develop strong customer relationships.
The learning solutions adopted by organizations take many forms. Some programs used are leadership development programs, end-to-end sales training programs, as well as corporate-wide quality and process-improvement programs.
These solutions are mostly integrated with career development models and performance management in order to succeed. These programs take years to build and mature, demanding long-term investments. These initiatives usually have long term results and intangible benefits, such as employee satisfaction and engagement, innovation and customer loyalty.
The hallmark of any learning culture is an equal focus on both performance- and talent-driven learning. Learning cultures recognize the need for performance support and improvement, but also embrace individual and organizational learning as a component of business strategy.
In reality, a learning culture is built through a rejuvenation of business processes which are driven by the top management all the way down to the grassroots of the organization

Thursday, February 28, 2008

HR abbrevations

AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
AAR - After Action Review
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AL - Accelerated Learning
ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ATS - Advanced Training System
A/V - Audio Visual
B&P - Bid and Proposal
BEER - Behavior, Effect, Expectation, Results (for feedback for improvement)
BET - Behavior, Effect, Thanks (for positive feedback)
BPR - Business Process Re-engineering
BST - Basic Skills Trainer
BTW - By The Way
CAI - Computer-Aided Instruction
CAUSED - Can they do it, do they have a positive Attitude, is it Useful to them, are they Skilled in it, do they have similar Experience, is it Different.
CAX - Computer Assisted Exercises
CBI - Computer-Based Instruction
CBT - Computer-Based Training or Competency Based Training
CETA - Cost-Effective Training Analysis
CMI - Computer Managed Instruction
CP - Change Proposal
CPI - Continuous Process Improvement
CYA - Cover Your A**
DMP - Data Management Plan
DR - Design Review
DSM - Don't Shoot Me
DTP - Detailed Test Plan
ECR - Electronic Classroom
ENDEX - End of Exercise
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
EOD - End Of Discussion
EPSS - Electronic Performance Support System
ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center
ET - Embedded Training; Evaluation Tool
ETC - Estimate To Complete
EQ - Emotional Quotient
FOJT - Formal On-the-Job Training
FTX - Field Training Exercise
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYCP - Future Years Corporate Plan
FYI - For Your Information
GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out
GOK - God Only Knows
GTA - Graphical Training Aid
HPT - Human Performance Technology
HR - Human Resources
HRD - Human Resource Development
HRM - Human Resource Management
HUMINT - Human Intelligence
I&D - Integration and Development
I&KP - Instructor and Key Personnel
IAW - In Accordance With
ICW - Interactive Courseware
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IKPT - Instructor and Key Personnel Training
IMI - Interactive Multimedia Instruction
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
INPO - In No Particular Order
I/O - Input/Output
IOW - In Other Words
IPT - Integrated Product Team
IQ - Intelligence Quotient
ISD - Instructional System Development
ISD/SAT - Instructional Systems Development/Systems Approach to Training
IT - Instructional Technology
ITP - Individual Training Plan
ITS - Integrated Training System or Individual Training Standard
JA - Job Aid
JITT - Just-In-Time Training
KA - Knowledge Acquisition
KAS (KSA) - Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
KITA - Kick In The Ass (a motivational method)
LG - Lecture Guide
LO - Learning Objective
LRC - Learning Resource Center
MINIEX - Mini-EXercise
MOP - Measure Of Performance
MPA - Motivation Problem analysis
MS – Milestone
NA - Needs Assessment
NDI - Non Developmental Item
NIS - Not In Specification
NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming
OJT - On-the-Job Training
OOBE - Out-Of-Box Experience
OTM - One Time Measure
OTOH - On The Other Hand
P3I - Pre-Planned Product Improvement
PA - Performance Assessment
PE - Practical Exercise
PEBCAK- Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PFA - Pulled from the Air
PITA - Pain In The Ass
PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
PPM - Policy and Procedures Manual
PPP - Personnel Performance Profile
PR - Program Review
PTR - Problem Trouble Report
QA - Quality Assurance
QAR - Quality Assurance Evaluator
QC - Quality Control
QI - Quality Improvement
QM - Quality Management
QVT - Quality Verification Test
RAD - Rapid Application Development
RBM - Rational Behavioral Model
RESA - Research, Evaluation, and Systems Analysis
RFI - Request For Information
RFP - Request For Proposal
RFT - Ready For Training
ROTFL, ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
RTFM - Read The F****** Manual

SAT - Systems Approach to Training
SGI - Small Group Instruction
SGL - Small Group Leader
SIM - Simulator
SIMTECH - Simulation Technology
SITD - Still In The Dark
SKA - Skills, Knowledge, Attitude
SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time based (objective and goal setting)
SME - Subject Matter Expert
SOO - Statement Of Objectives
SOW - Statement Of Work
SPEC - Specification
SQ3R - Survey the material to be learned, develop Questions about the material, Read the material, Recall the key ideas, Review the material (learning strategy)
SQT - Skills Qualification Test
STRAP - System Training Plan
STX - Situational Training Exercise
SWAG - Scientific Wild Ass Guess
T&D - Training and Development
T&E - Training And Evaluation
TA - Transactional Analysis
TADS - Training Analysis Data Sheet
TADSS - Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations
TBA - To Be Announced
TBD - To Be Determined
TDNS - Training Development Needs Statement
TDS - Training Development Study
TE - Training Emphasis
TEA - Training Effectiveness Advocate or Training Effectiveness Analysis
TEE - Training Effectiveness Evaluation
TEEP - Training Effectiveness Evaluation Plan
TEMP - Test and Evaluation Master Plan
TFT - Technical Feasibility Test
TINSTAAFL - There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TKT - Threshold Knowledge Test
TLA - Training Level Assignment
TLO - Terminal Learning Objective
TM - Technical Manual
TMO - Training Material Outline
TMP - Training Management Plan
TO - Task Order
TOIS - Task Oriented Instructional System
TOS - Training Objective Statement
TPR - Trained Personnel Requirement
TPTB - The Powers That Be
TQM - Total Quality Management
TQR - Training Quality Report
TR - Training Requirement
TRADE - Training Devices
TSA - Training Situation Analysis
TSFC - Training System Functional Characteristics
TSP - Training Support Package
TT - Technical Test
TTHSS - Touch, Taste, Hear, Sight, Smell (5 Senses)
TWI - Training Within Industry
VAK - Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic
VI - Visual Information
VVA - Verification, Validation, and Accreditation
VVC - Verification, Validation and Certification
WAG - Wild Assed Guess
WBI - Web Based Instruction
WBPSS - Web Based Performance Support System
WBS - Work Breakdown Structure
WIIFM - What's In It For Me
WYSBYGI - What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
YAFA - Yet Another Fine Acronym
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
YOYO - You're On Your Own
YTD - Year To Date
ZD - Zero Defects