As learning professionals, we need to be able to talk about what we are doing and why it is important. Educating our audiences about ourselves and our mission is as important as providing them with the right learning opportunities and tools for them to grow and achieve superior results.
Talent activation is meant to transform the old talent management programs aimed at episodic employee development into an ongoing (and connected) sum of experiences that empower employees and help them move forward toward achieving personal and business goals.
Organizations are different, as people are different and create different cultures. This is why learning programs should try to adapt as well to the organizational cultures if they want to deliver results. As a trainer, make sure that you know your client, your learners, and their values before designing the learning program.
Whether you have a big home with an already established office or you need to move stuff around in your kitchen to make room for office equipment, modern technology offers all that is necessary to make remote work actually work for you.
Trainers have a significant role to play in influencing companies and staff, developing a culture that embraces cybersecurity, rather than just paying lip service to it. But where do we start? Here are a few key areas that can help you develop a secure IT culture, and keep it that way.
Working remotely has its advantages: fewer distractions, no more commutes, and you can save money, time and the environment. All things considered, it’s a very healthy alternative to crowded offices and a great way to keep business continuity in times of disruptive events.
There are eight cultural profiles that can be found across all business environments. And we might add, identifying the cultural profile of a given organization is essential for designing adequate learning and development programs. Let’s explore the first four:
Bringing experiential learning into the organization can only be beneficial to all concerned – the staff will have an easier (and more fun) time while they learn and customers will benefit from the interaction with well-instructed, engaged representatives of the business.
Learning is an ongoing process that lasts a whole lifetime – teaching too. Whether it’s instructing an up training class for coworkers, taking people through team-building exercises, or leading an independent workshop, it’s valuable to understand how to most easily reach adult learners.
Slowly but surely the LMS is shifting from a management system to a learning system. A learning experience platform (LXP) takes things a step further by providing more ways for learners to direct and control their own learning experience. Here are a few examples of LXP features that can be a part of a business LMS: