These gamification pitfalls can achieve the opposite of their purpose and take out all the fun of the learning process. The key to efficiently using gamification is to put learning goals and user experience first instead of focusing on cleverly employing game mechanics.
SMEs can become very valuable members of the L&D crew, both as advisors and instructors. Their vast personal experience will make their inputs relevant and engaging. However, maximum impact is predicated on the fact they are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for success.
When things tend to go crazy, VUCA seems to be the name of the game in managerial speak. As Harvard Business Review aptly puts it, VUCA is a catchall phrase that stands for “Hey, it’s crazy out there!”. Let’s see what VUCA is all about and what it stands for.
Organizations can invest in the one thing that will stay the same even after the pandemic goes away: the human capital. Having highly performing learning management systems equipped with engaging virtual learning environments will help organizations capitalize on the existing employee talent.
The key for companies to move forward is investment in flexible, agile learning programs fit to build the existing human talent in the digital era. L&D specialists need to design a flexible strategy aligned with business objectives and fitted to identify and enable various capabilities needed to achieve success.
Injecting Knowledge Management into your training processes ensures you never get complacent with what your team knows, and with how you develop your employees’ professional skills. Rather, strategic KM is all about using the knowledge your team possesses to its highest potential.
Make sure that your microlearning efforts are integrated naturally in the day-to-day routine of your employees and you will soon see the benefits. People are the most important asset of any business. Make sure that you create learning opportunities for them and allow them to grow. One (micro)step at a time!
L&D specialists have to be creative in their approaches in order to accommodate as many of the employees as possible. Let’s explore various strategies that can lead to complex learning interventions, appropriate for the heterogeneous needs of the 21st-century workforce.
Designing learning for a multi-generational workforce can be challenging but it also has its advantages. Preparing for a variety of approaches and preferences will ensure that the resulting content is complex enough to accommodate large numbers of users.
A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information and affects their decisions and judgments. Let’s explore some cognitive biases and how they can influence our training strategies: