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A Training reader sent me an article about a study done at Washington community colleges, which showed that more students drop out and fewer get a passing grade when they take a class online than when they take it in a classroom.
E-learning can be an inexpensive alternative to classroom training, but does it yield the same results?
Instead of trying to apply hundreds of things learned in a training session, it’s most effective to hone in on one or two behaviors or skills and guide employees in repeating them daily in many situations for incremental success.
As highly personalized assigned workstations give way to more shared activity areas, there is a real fear by the workforce that personal preference is slipping away. This perceived deemphasizing of the value of the individual can signal the demise of established values and expectations such as hard work and the dedication that traditionally are rewarded with high walls and doors.
As you advance your career, you may be running into more executive search firms, agencies, and headhunters than ever before. That’s why it’s crucial to understand how external recruiters operate and how to avoid misunderstandings during the hiring process.
The greatest challenge for a new leader at Microchip is transitioning from being technically proficient to being adept at managing business results and people. To help in this transition, the Microchip Learning Center (MLC) implemented the Professional Development for New Leaders Program.
Everyday Innovation occurs when everyone in an organization is actively and continuously supported, encouraged, and contributing toward the generation and implementation of new ideas and innovations of all types, from small to transformational, to improve our organizations and our world.
“Show Your Work!” is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about being findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—letting others into your process, then letting them steal from you.
Training should stress the importance of harassment policies, as well as the benefits of a respectful work environment. Training also should emphasize how minor instances of harassment can lead to significant consequences. Employees should be able to recognize and report these occurrences to prevent situations from escalating into something more serious.
When we only take the well-trodden paths and fear getting lost (even for a short while), we lose the essential purpose of leadership—to create the future in the face of the unknown; not to take people to a pre-determined future (that is supervision, not leadership).
Line managers need to be entrusted more than ever with the tools to act on their own initiatives within the context of their organization’s strategy. By activating the line, HR can transition from spending too much time on tactical, day-to-day operations to making more strategic contributions.