Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.
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Learning! 100: Transforming the Workplace BY JERRY ROCHE his year's Learning! 100 winners share common experiences. Tese honorees have been transforming their learning and talent programs. Tey started from scratch, enabled new technologies and processes, and ended up being more efcient and impactful. Te most successful have been named 2013 Learning! 100 award winners. In its 3rd year, the Learning! 100 awards honor high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration. For the frst time, we recognized four unique organizations that have garnered dual honors as Learning! 100 organiza- T Learning! 100 vendors See which solutions the Learning! 100 use in their program. See page 35. 18 August / September 2013 Elearning! tions and Best in Elearning! solution providers. Tese four organizations literally "walk the talk." Special recognition goes to SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, Oracle, IBM and Cisco. All are leaders in learning and technology, as well as high performing businesses. As in previous years, Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines (EMG) recognize 60 corporate and 40 public-sector organizations for outstanding learning culture, innovation or collaboration that drives performance. Honorees cut across all industries and organization sizes, from 2 to 2.6 million employees. "We are honored to recognize these top performing learning organizations for 2013," says Catherine Upton, group publisher. "Altogether, the Learning! 100 winners represent the best-of-the-best in learning and development across multi-national organizations." Te Learning! 100 Award program has a solid, research-based approach that ofers frms a level playing feld despite size, and many post-awards learning opportunities to share their knowledge. Learning! 100 applicants were evaluated across three criteria: Aberdeen Group's Best-in-Class Learning & Development assessment, EMG's Learning Culture index, and overall organizational performance. Each submission received a rating for each section, and scores were totaled to identify the top 100. Teir individual Learning! 100 rankings were determined by overall performance and the impact of their learning leadership. "Te top-ranked organizations all drive innovation and learning impact across their organizations," says Jerry Roche, editorial director. "For example, American Heart Association's mission is to reduce heart-related mortalities. It embraces learning across its communities: medical practitioners, employees and volunteers. Te mission is honorable, and its learning strategies are impactful." Tere are lessons in the following pages that can apply to all learning organizations. Your peers hint that even more is