Social learning can deliver significant benefits. The key is to start small and build on success. One simple word may be preventing your organization from experiencing the significant benefits of social learning. It’s the word “social” that carries considerable baggage in some work places these days. Perhaps for some in the corporate world, “social” doesn’t convey enough seriousness. Or maybe it conjures up images of millennials hunched over laptops, spending all day on Facebook instead of focusing on work. A recent survey of participants in a Saba webinar found that the term “social
learning” bothered 60% of participants — 41% did not like it themselves, and another 19% expressed concern that the term made it difficult to “sell” social learning to senior management.