Jay Cross has written a nice entry on the impact of informal learning in the
"From now on, it might be more productive to think of learning as
adaptation to change than as acquisition of knowledge. Learning enables you
to participate successfully in life, at work and in the groups that matter
to you. The faster the world changes, the more adaptation is required.
Formal training programs are not the only learning game in town. CLOs who
spend the bulk of their time improving the development and delivery of
training might be optimizing the insignificant."