While we collectively talk incessantly about "learning" organizations, we do not provide a podium for people to express thier TWO fundamental (and probably the most impactful) feelings a. Curiosity b. Pride
What is needed is a platform for people to share "What each one has LEARNT" on each day and have the rest of the team vote on the best learning ?
With the advent of Social media within enterprises, it seems a pretty straightforward to put this in place ?
There needs to be a very simple and effective solution that enables healthy participation, while ensuring that every individual in the organization receives recognition for having learnt / taught something new to others.
Individuals like to be able to express their curiosity without the stigma of "Duh ?" Individuals like to take pride in the fact that they've LEARNT something new or helped another individua by providing a new "tidbit" of information
Curiosity & Pride are two powerful emotions that is probably not leveraged enough within an organization
For a solution to be sustaining, it needs to be SIMPLE Simple to establish Simple to administer & Simple to scale
The idea is to establish a simple - IDEA for the day / What have I learnt TODAY posting into the enterprise structure, where each individual can post ONCE a day.
These ideas get VOTED on.
The TOP ideas (ie with maximum votes) carry forward in a list for the whole month.
There is a once-a-month announcement of the top 3 ideas. Reward as appropriate
These roll up for an YEARLY, top 3 with Reward as appropriate.
IDEAS include something that an individual has LEARNT, which may be useful to others ?
This automatically becomes the basis for a "Learning" organization. Increases participation. Democratizes idea generation and impact review.
The full steps are listed in the solution section - first steps therefore become sustainable process automatically. The solution is simple to implement, easy to administer and understand.