It is the occasion to give an update about this "Learning Organization For Tomorrow or LOFT ecosystem.
What is happening to our shopfloor trainers and coaches? Our foot soldiers of skills transmission.
H.R for Holistic Resources.
It was adaptability response when entering the field of corporate universities in the year of 2008...eye of the storm of the global financial crisis."Freefall" according to Josef Stiglitz's book issued in 2010 and "Triumph of cupid" as the french edition title.
So the way to face global rapid growth was no longer big money, and we had to say bye-bye to thick walls and cool design theatres for prestigious lecturers and experts.
Adaptabilty can be found into communities building.Easier to say or wrtie than to establish. But cleraly a new HR dynamic.
In 5 years, with one core team member addition per year, we could just disappear. A force of 2012 (the number , not the year) are doing our job, and pushing our limits, for our best surprise.
No less than 6 different communities keep re-inventing knwoledge and know-how transmission beyond boundaries and silos.
Costs are ridiculously small.
Budget costs were at first a threat.
Can be seen as an opportunity as of today.
Our next adaptative quantum leap suggestion ?
Promotion of co-operative intelligence.
Our 2007 blueprint for a Learning Organization turned into a very effective adaptive optics set of side by side communities, sensors and captors gathering light and knowledge of our galaxy.
First sets were focusing on operators know-how, and gestures. From basics to essentials.
New sets currently being attached are pointing and higlighting advanced technicians and engineers.
Next on the drawboards (digital tablets of course...) are experts, R&D, kind of more adaptive optics technos-systems of Knowledge Management.One to manage adaptabilty to tacit matter.Some blabk matter too.
Difference with this wonderful picture? James Webb 18 mirrors sapceTelescope project by NASA had its cost rocketing, almost stopping this so useful and fundamental innovative technology, while we cut our cost by the opposite equivalent magnitude.
Small is beautiful.
At least for adaptability!
Co-Operation of small units allows adapatibilty AND powerful scope and resolution.Recipe for bigger achievements.