Diversity in the workplace is ultimately a good thing as different ideas and various perspectives will always lead to better solutions. It is the job of managers and learning professionals to acknowledge and value these differences to build and maintain a positive and inclusive organizational culture.
Although organizations are aware about the importance of growing internal talent to meet business needs, and make leadership development a priority, 36% of them say their leadership development practices are still below average or poor. Millennials are known to be overly eager to grow in their careers, yet very little effort seems to be put into their development.
The mechanism of learning stays the same for children as well as adults and it begins with attention, continues with discussions and always involves motivation. Social learning is the most natural version of the process. With today’s technology at hand and with e-learning becoming the norm of corporate training it is easier than ever to incorporate all the social tools and platforms.
Engagement is key when learning is concerned and in order for your learners to get on board with the course and stick to it. To make matters even more complicated with online training courses, the main goal is to educate, not entertain. So in order to keep people not only clicking but also reading and retaining the information it is important to find out who they are, what they need to learn and how they would rather do it.
Leadership development is vital for the survival and growth of any organization. Keeping talented people on board is increasingly complicated and harnessing their leadership abilities seems harder than ever before. In order to grow leaders on the vertical model, a company needs to encourage critical thinking, allow some room for trial and error and most important give leaders enough autonomy.
Training should definitely capitalize on how using story telling can enrich the learning experience. Turning training objectives into story-like units means being able to organize the information into a narrative that has the ability to drive the listener forward. What better way to get somebody to perform a certain task than showing how it starts, what the desired outcome is and how it all fits with all the other processes in the organization?
In today’s economy, L&D budgets are under more scrutiny than ever before and even though there is consensus about the importance of training your employees the jury is still out on what is a reasonable sum to invest in people who tend to change numerous jobs. Luckily, it’s not hard to make e-learning on a budget. Here are some tips about how to go about it.
Teamwork and collaboration are qualities that inevitably show up in any job description when companies publish ads for hiring new people. It’s every manager’s daily challenge to ensure the team is functioning smoothly but each chooses to go about it in different ways. In this article I will take a look at what scientists (more specifically neuroscientists) have to say about it.
Microlearning is on everybody’s lips these days. It’s probably the latest in terms of effective learning. Even though everyone’s talking about microlearning — or precisely because of that — discutions ofen get to contradictory terms. So here are five questions about microlearning and their corresponding answers.
Learning is universal and though businesses can’t really control how much sleep their employees get and how high the quality of that sleep is, raising awareness about the issue can’t hurt. Moreover, allowing workers to take short naps while on the job, especially after they have been involved in a learning experience, can do a lot of good. So what do you say: will you allow your learning employees to sleep on it?