How You Can Support Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed learning, development, employees

Today’s hyperconnected and tech-savvy workforce is turning to sites like Google and YouTube more than ever to drive their learning on the job. Studies show that personnel spend a lot more time with self-directed learning than partaking in formal training and development programs. Although organizations should be thrilled that their employees are becoming more self-directed learners, self-directed learning content can … Read More

Strategic Training Content Delivery

Training content, engaging

Your organization might have killer training content, but it holds little value if it is not delivered in an engaging way. To get your employees on board, you must first prioritize accessibility and convenience of your training program. From there, you can excite learners by implementing interactive elements, captivating visuals, and competitive elements. When planning your next training and development … Read More

The Value of Having a Culture of Continuous Learning

Continuous Learning culture, development

Today, employees are demanding more frequent and readily accessible development opportunities. In fact, 76% of millennials say that professional development opportunities are one of the most important elements of company culture. Organizations neglecting these requests are seeing higher turnover rates and lower engagement and performance rates. Positive organizations on the other hand, are responding by enabling continuous learning resources, helping … Read More

Personalized Learning – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Personalized learning, personalization, training

It is obvious that no two employees on a team are exactly alike. They have different learning styles, skillsets, responsibilities, and ways of thinking. Such diversity is a key element to a high performing team. If this is understood, why are training programs being developed to be “one size fits all”? Organizations should be fostering diversity by supporting individual differences. … Read More

Combating Implicit Biases By Tracking Competencies

Competencies, Biases, Implicit Biases, Performance

You have looked over your team’s latest performance metrics, which reveals your top and lowest performers. What makes your top performers so successful? We often receive responses like: they are a hard worker, they are easy to work with, or they come from a strong background. Are these observations accurate depictions of their behavior? In contrast, why are your lowest … Read More

Training and Development – Filling the Content Gap

Training and development content gap, competencies

Imagine yourself in the shoes of a frustrated sales leader. You’ve just finished reviewing your team’s results from the latest quarter, and with a hefty sigh, you acknowledge that they are underperforming. This is disheartening, considering that in the last year, you have invested a lot of time, money and effort into developing what you thought was a comprehensive training … Read More

A Shift Towards Social and Collaborative Learning

Social and Collaborative learning strategies

It is exciting to see that some organizations are realizing the potential of using social and collaborative learning strategies for organizational development. For example, course completion increased 85% on a Harvard Business School online education initiative when it introduced these strategies. By implementing social and collaborative learning strategies into employee training and development programs,  forward-thinking organizations are fostering communities of engaged, motivated, … Read More