The 2012 Learning!100 organizations all share one common view-they see challenges as opportunities to innovate. Inside this edition, we are honored to share the top 100 organizations that collaborate and innovate within a learning culture that bears top performance. These organizations were honored at the Enterprise Learning!Summit in Alexandria, Virginia this spring. They come from large, multinational companies, government agencies,
not-for-profit agencies, and small firms. What the Learning!100 award winners have in common is innovation.
Organizations of all kinds are embracing innovation as the economy improves. They are “Surviving and Thriving” by finding ways to do more with fewer resources. By adjusting their priorities, reorganizing their existing materials, and embracing informal learning, social networks, and virtual learning
environments, development professionals are finding creative ways to train and develop talent.
The advent of Learning 2.0 is also bringing a range of new tools into learning strategies, including wikis, blogs, mobile devices, video editors, and online communities of interest. These require new management techniques and ways of measuring impact.
Creative changes born during hard times are seldom abandoned when they work. Josh Bersin, President and CEO of the research firm Bersin & Associates, said that once the economy recovers, most companies will keep the new programs and technologies that work for them.
Ultimately, these innovations will become the building blocks for a future that cannot now be imagined. This is what makes this field so exciting to cover. Together, we all have the opportunity to see the future of learning technologies and strategies unfold … and it will lead us to innovation.
—Jerry Roche, Editor in Chief