77% of learning = Informal
JANUARY 29, 2010
I hardly attend formal conferences and trainings because I get so little out of it. At a company, Sara Lee, 20 employees were asked to list work-related learning activities (the exercise took place in 2002). Jay Cross states that 80% of learning is informal (in his book informal learning ). Well, that's a nice figure that I've seen resurface in many places and articles (I even like to quote it myself!). The 80% is backed-up by various sources.