Jul 152011

Informal Learning: The 70/20/10 Model

Informal Learning, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are two 70/20/10 models in business: 1) education and 2) managing innovation.

Informal Learning: 70/20/10 in Education

Informal Learning: The 70/20/10 Model is a Learning and Development model, according to the Princeton University Learning Process.

  • 70% of learning & development takes place from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem solving. This is the most important aspect of any learning and development plan. For example, the real learning from a skill acquired in a training program, or from feedback, takes place back on the job when the skill or feedback is applied to a real situation.
  • 20% comes from feedback and from observing and working with role models.
  • 10% of learning and development comes from formal training.

70/20/10 in Managing Innovation

The 70/20/10 Model is a business resource management model pioneered by Eric E. Schmidt and articulated about Google in 2005.

This model dictates that, to cultivate innovation, employees of a company should utilize their time in the following ratio:

  • 70% of time should be dedicated to core business tasks.
  • 20% of time should be dedicated to projects related to the core business.
  • 10% of time should be dedicated to projects unrelated to the core business.



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