With the eruption in the digital technology, it is important that we improve in how we do things in order not to be left behind in this advancing world. This includes the use of digital technology in training delivery. Videos have been linked to being a highly contributive factor when it comes to effective training and organizations that have not been leveraging this tool are definitely missing a lot.
The motto ‘you can be all that you want to be’ holds more truth than ever. So why is planning one’s career development path still such a challenge? Well, too much information can be just as daunting as no information at all. People still get stuck in jobs they dislike or are obviously not suited for them. In order to not fall in such a rut and feel trapped there, here are some tips about how to strategically plan ahead.
Regardless of goals, generation or even industry, predicting even only the general direction of one’s career seems to have more to do with the work of a fortune-teller than a project manager. That is because the business world has changed so much over the years and promises to transform even more every day that it is almost impossible to make an accurate prediction of where organizations will be in a couple of years.
L&D professionals always have a complicated puzzle to solve: how to motivate employees while keeping business goals in mind, making sure that the first are content and the latter attained. Motivational psychology in the workplace is there to help, but only if it’s understood properly. So here are a few tips on how to solve the puzzle.
Trainers and instructional designers would like nothing better than to be able to accommodate everybody and deliver on all desired outcomes and as a result constantly look for ways to make that happen. Vicky Halsey is one of those who set out to search for viable models for the modern learner. Her signature tested ENGAGE model is a great starting point for any learning initiative.
Without ruling out traditional L&D practices, informal learning should find its way into today’s workplace. First of all, it is very cost effective. Furthermore it is convenient and learner-oriented, promotes a growth mindset and is objective driven. Most informal learning just happens with no intention on the learner’s part but there are some ways to facilitate that. Here are eight of them:
A growth mindset, rather than a fixed idea that there’s one interest one should feel the compulsion to pursue, improves the chances of finding real passion and also having the will and determination to become very good at it. The findings of a recent study on “implicit theories of interest” are severely significant for parents, educators and L&D professionals as they show the proper way to promote self-development and personal growth.
Remote workers can now do pretty much everything in-office workers can do, and quite often they can do more. Remote work will become more popular; the delay is the result of companies figuring out exactly how to roll out these changes in a way that makes the most sense for the business. But it will happen. You can be sure of that. And eventually, telecommuting will define the way we work.
Micro learning is being increasingly used by numerous organizations whether it is for formal or informal learning. It is the favorite of all users as it consumes less time and is available to them exactly when learning is needed (just-in-time). Furthermore, its rich media formats ensure greater learner engagement and superior information retention. The micro-first model for business training simply makes sense.
One of the most sought after goals is implementing continuous learning as a core value within the company. It’s an ambitious objective, especially with turnover rates constantly increasing. Investing in training and development, allowing for informal learning and supporting top talent to gain more competencies seem pointless endeavors. However, failing to implement a continuous learning culture is what will lead to poor performance and even higher turnover rates.