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Chris Pitre, Executive Director of Social Media and Innovation at Idea (an Adecco Group company), oversees the social media initiatives for clients like HP, GE and Microsoft. He serves as an in-house maven on social, mobile, and integrated digital marketing strategies. Chris, a Houston native, graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing from The George Washington University and sits on the National Education Executive Committee for the American Advertising Federation.

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Articles by Chris Pitre

Eighty percent of learning in the workplace is informal, according to Jay Cross and a number of other researchers. That means that 20 percent of the learning is formal, structured training, organized, funded and required by employers.

Think about it. When your boss gives you a new task with no instruction or direction, you will likely turn to a coworker or search engine to guide you. In certain environments, particularly professional services (consulting), you are likely to be challenged in this manner several times a week, if not daily.

May 22, 2012