For anyone in the talent development and learning fields, there is a very interesting article in TJ (Training Journal) about the brave new world of workplace learning in the not too distant future. The article maintains that continuous, informal social learning will require talent development and learning professionals to become competent in creating conditions for this to occur. The skill of learning will become increasingly important and people will need to be helped to become even more effective at learning for themselves and with others and this will involve new technologies.
These trends will continue to support the value of a mentoring program or system here as an ideal approach to achieving these new skills.
The article is free to download. The link is here. It is fascinating reading.