Lately, learning specialists were required to create short training interventions, focused on essential information or skills. Now it’s time to start designing learning paths that are targeted at building competencies and improving results, which requires a balanced blend of macro and micro learning.
“Multiculturalism in today’s organizations comes with many opportunities for development and improving the bottom line. It also brings some challenges that need to be tackled properly, by openly acknowledging differences and finding ways to bridge them positively and inclusively.
There’s at least a dozen established leadership styles, each effective in the right context and executed by the right person. Managers have to adapt to the current context and do things that will be good for both the organization and the employees. Let’s explore three leadership styles that work in times of crisis!
In today’s corporate environment, training content can become stale or obsolete in a matter of months, and it’s the learning specialists’ job to keep them updated. Sifting through heaps of information is no easy task, but these strategies will help you find what is relevant without spending too much time doing so.
Right-skilling employees is about more than making sure they learn something new and become more efficient in their work. In the current volatile environment, right-skilling is the only way to ensure that businesses close learning gaps and employees feel more secure about their future.
Becoming a leader of an existing team can be difficult but it’s also a challenge that constitutes a valuable learning moment. If you go into it with an open mind and do your best to know your new team and communicate with them properly and honestly, there will only be positive results in sight.
A little appreciation can go a long way. By keeping your employees motivated, and recognizing what they do every day, you can create a positive environment, whether in-person or remote. This will result in happy employees who are productive and excited about showing up and doing the work each day.
Adult learners need to practice new skills after the learning intervention is over, and this has to happen often enough so that it becomes a habit. Experiential learning goes hand in hand with immersive technologies. It’s a relevant model with excellent success rates, especially for younger, more tech-savvy learners.
Instructional designers strive to create A-ha! moments to include in training modules because they are extremely powerful in terms of retention. It’s a well-known fact that behavioral change does not occur easily, and these transformative experiences can work wonders when it comes to getting employees to walk a different path.
Instructional design for the 21st-century learner may entail sophisticated technology and state-of-the-art props, but at its core, it needs to be founded on well-researched principles of adult education. The Andragogy theory provides helpful insights and the structure to ensure great training.