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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?
More often than not, resistance to change starts with the superiors and managers at an organization. If top management doesn’t buy into the idea of implementing change, then there is little chance change will occur.
Organizations need a way to connect to the customers they are trying to reach. Every product, brand, and cause presents an opportunity for connection, but what will a person choose? Facing a staggering range of alternatives, people will connect with what is most meaningful to them. What seems most important. What is most relevant.
A tribal casino and resort organization discovered ineffective mid-level managers were creating undesirable work environments and driving a 40 percent turnover rate. The solution involved implementing training for not only mid-level managers but senior-level leaders, as well, to send a message of the importance of the training.
There is no formula for being a great trainer, but there is a passion for helping others succeed. It’s not coincidental that this passion is also what helps define an exceptional leader. Great trainers lead, and great leaders train.
Turkish retailer Migros’ Perspective program combines in-class training, learning through experience, and cultural development programs. This is not only a training program; it also introduces participants to a different culture, social class, and lifestyle.
Companies must place an emphasis on soft skills development and presenting a bigger picture for their staff members. Soft skills help people to think more broadly about what their work is all about. Training focused on enhancing communication, building trust, and promoting teamwork, for example, fosters collaboration, cooperation, and esprit de corps.
Five key trends and best practices that companies should consider include the use of mobile technology, adoption of social learning tools, alignment with corporate objectives, use of adaptive learning principles, and the ability to measure effectiveness.
Three areas to address to beat ageism once and for all in your job search: Make your resume ageless, practice active job search practices, and tips to overcome the overqualified question in an interview.
How do we lead and manage in ways that help people to grow, rather than tell people to grow? To want to work, rather than have to work? By looking at the forefront of organizational theory, we can see it’s actually a matter of managing progress, not people.
Health-care information technology company Cerner seeks to connect with current and prospective clients, other associates, and partners by sharing its passion—the “why”—with them. As such, the company began an extensive training initiative to retool the way Cerner associates communicate, leading to a three-day Successful Presentations – Advanced workshop.
To be a Great Manager, you need to be an effective coach with the ability to ask Powerful Questions, listen actively, and offer observations. You must help your employees create the shifts in their beliefs and actions that will result in the achievement of desired results.
Do you support full access to social media and entertainment Websites in your office, including the company facilitating related get-togethers in conference rooms? Does this help or hurt employees? Why?