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  1. Marga Biller

    March 17th 2016 Member Call with Ella Miron-Spektor

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    Ella Miron Spektorlla Miron-Spektor is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on three primary domains: creativity and innovation, organizational and team learning, and emotions.
  2. Marga Biller

    Usable Knowledge: The 3 Stances towards Learning at Work

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    Most of the skills we need to do our jobs — the ability to complete tasks, collaborate with colleagues, circumvent obstacles, and plan for future assignments — are skills we learn at work, not before. But when employees learn by doing, they don’t always recognize when and how the learning is happening — and likewise do not consider the best ways to optimize their learning as they carry out tasks.
  3. Marga Biller

    Journal of Workplace Learning Publishes LILA Research on Informal Learning Conversations

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    Informal learning conversations with colleagues is a powerful yet understudied source of self-directed, professional development. This study investigated the types of learning 79 leaders from 22 organizations reported they learned from 44 peer-led conversations over a two-year period. Survey data suggests empirical evidence of five learning outcomes – informational, conceptual, operational, reflective, and social learning. The study describes these categories, the overall distribution of these types of learning in the community, and how most conversations were “rich” in a particular outcome. It concludes with possible explanations for these patterns as well as potential lines for future research.
  4. Marga Biller

    December 10 2015 Call with Tobias Fredberg Summary

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    Tobias Fredberg is an Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweeden. During his presentation he stated that organizations are often good at solving complicated problems—often by taking an engineering approach: divide a problem into parts and then solve the component parts. But in organizations that are complex, complicated problem solving doesn’t work. Complex problems can’t be broken down. Instead, complexity translates into paradoxical tensions.
  5. Marga Biller

    February 2016 LILA animation

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    You must be logged into LILA website to view the animation from the February 2016 LILA gathering focused on the Paradoxical Organization. CLICK THE SPINNING arrow to view the animation.
  6. Marga Biller

    Paradox: An Everyday Workplace “Problem” with Paula Jarabkowski

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    Paula Jarzabkowski is a Professor of Strategic Management at Cass Business School, City University London. Her research focuses on strategy-as-practice in complex contexts, such as regulated firms, third sector organizations and financial services, particularly insurance and reinsurance. Her research in this regard has been foundational in the establishment of the field of strategy-as-practice.
  7. Marga Biller

    October 2015 Feedback

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    Team What went well The energy of newbies Good voices Logistics felt seamless The opening by Daniel Wendy’s presentation was clarifying and experiential Felt very familiar to other LILA events Simplification of Gists worked well DIGS – using the Gists worked well, lots of connections to conetent The sharing of challenges by participants in opening frame Note taker and facilitator in small groups Time management went well Consider changes Blank name tag Have less content on presenters slides Consider not starting with actions Invite Teresa Inviting Marc and Wendy to respond to some questions – in dialogue How to use...

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