OJT, Information, Personal Connections, Social Media, & Color Themes

Spider on a Web

On the Job Training - A Second Look - Elliott Masie in Learning TRENDS #585

...when you ask a dozen workers in almost any organization, about how they learned their job - most will point to On The Job Training. If we define OJT in the broadest sense, it might include all of e-Learning and Performer Support technology. But, zoom it in a bit and think of the process of one worker teaching another worker how to do a task - in the workplace - and we still have a huge chunk of learning activity. Yet, most organizations don't deeply focus on how to make On The Job Training (or Learning) more effective.

Information Wants to be Expensive... - Gary Woodill in Workplace Learning Today

First, Wozniak said that 'it was a shame companies wouldn't give engineers the rights to products they developed if the company decided not to market them."
Brand answered, "On the one hand, information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand," he said, "information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other."

What A Coincidence! Personal Connections Improve Sales - Science Daily

If a salesperson shares a birthday or a birthplace with you, you're more likely to make a purchase and feel good about it, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Naturally social people are more responsive to such coincidences, on the other hand, people who tend to isolate themselves from the outside world are less sensitive. Via Twitter.

What the F**K is Social Media: One Year Later Marta Kagan on Slideshare (83 slides)

The sequel to the original What the F**K is Social Media (74 slides). For more on media see Marshall McLuhan.

Kuler Color Selector - Adobe

Select and change color themes. To see and or change the numerical values (RGB, HSV, CMYK, LAB, HEX), click the small square box next to "News & Features." Via Twitter.

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