talent mgt., June 2010 at 17, contains an extract from a survey of 520 chief learning officers. They gave their views on what hobbles programs to boost informal learning.
“Too hard to measure and show ROI” (26%)
“Corporate culture hinders flow of information” (22%)
“Too nebulous a concept to sell internally” (19%)
“Lack of technical infrastructure” (17%)
“There are no challenges facing adoption at my organization” (8%)
Informal learning techniques in law departments encounter the same uphill climbs. Of note, the three most commonly chosen obstacles are human, not technical. Formal training efforts bump into this same set of hindrances, and it is not the limitations of databases, user interfaces, and search software.