Social learning focus of new business briefing by SuccessFactors

Leading Business Execution software company, SuccessFactors, an SAP company, recently released a business briefing titled Social Learning – The Next 10 Years as part of its ongoing Mind the Gap campaign.

The business briefing explores how globalisation and demographic changes will dramatically impact the future workplace. The briefing highlights how teams consisting of employees from multiple countries and time zones are already no longer unusual.

In addition, in only four years, Millennials (people born between 1977-1997) will make up 47 percent of the workforce. With new technologies emerging daily, their comfort with Twitter, Facebook, and texting dictates similar tools and experiences in their work and learning environments.

With this in mind, over the past three years, SuccessFactors has researched what the future holds. That research has shaped 10 predictions for the future of social learning:

  1. The Emergence of Augmented Reality
  2. The Rise of Mobile Learning
  3. Games for Grown Ups
  4. Our Insatiable App-etite
  5. Peer to Peer Learning
  6. Trusted Search Networks
  7. Search bots go on the prowl for you
  8. Governments Ensure Training Access
  9. The learning function focuses on accreditation
  10. Public Amazon style rating for people

The Social Learning – The Next 10 Years business briefing has been released in conjunction with a free webinar organised by SuccessFactors. The webinar is set to explore the benefits of Social Learning in the workplace.

The webinar, titled Social Learning in the Workplace, will take place on Thursday 31st May 2012. Hosting the webinar will be Social Learning industry specialist, Dr. Karie Willyerd, VP Learning & Social Adoption at SuccessFactors and author of ‘The 2020 Workplace’.

To register for the free Social Learning in the Workplace webinar event, visit

Furthermore, visit to download and read the new SuccessFactors’ business briefing in full.

About SuccessFactors, an SAP company

SuccessFactors, an SAP company, is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organisations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, the company strives to delight its customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, SuccessFactors has more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.