Training Day Blog

How Much Psychological Safety Is Too Much?

The idea behind psychological safety is that we should not fear ridicule or being put down in contexts where we are trying to learn or be creative. But it was never meant to suggest that there should be no consequences for poor performance or not following the rules, according to new research.

Are Your Employees Earning “Coffee Badges”?

This rising trend sees employees appear at the office just long enough for an engaging coffee break (or two) with colleagues and then return home to do their work.

Is Your Workplace “Recovery Friendly”?

Companies need to look beyond resume gaps and give those who are recovering from substance abuse an opportunity to rejoin the workforce.

6 Difficult Workplace Personalities to Manage

When training new managers, it’s important to note the array of personalities they may be confronted with.

Training Managers to Avoid Creating a False Sense of Urgency

One sign of a culture of false urgency is when employees feel compelled to work at nights and on the weekends because that’s the only time they feel they can do “real work” after spending their days in meetings.

Luring Employees Back to Office Life

What did it (or would it) take to bring your employees back to the physical workplace?

Turning Mistakes into Learning Moments

When training managers and employees, it’s a good idea to teach, and review annually, the protocol for doing a post-mortem on business failures.

How Much Should AI Use in the Workplace Be Regulated?

AI has the potential to make all our lives easier, but to ensure the technology improves how employees work and relate to each other and customers, organizations will need a deliberate approach.

Compensation Conversation Lessons from the UAW Strike

A primary motivator of the UAW strike is the perception—and perhaps the truth—that executives at the companies have dramatically benefitted financially while the average employee in these organizations has not.

Jury Service with Multiple Counts of Learning

Lessons often can be learned from jury service that can be applied to an employee’s work life, or even how the whole organization operates.

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