There is no doubt that learning and development within any organization is paramount for its ongoing success. Irrespective of the type of business, employees must have the relevant amount of knowledge, enhanced skills, and abilities so that they are able to do their job successfully.
For training to be effective, there must be a perfect blend of learning resources that will meet the learner’s requirements and expectations. Highly visual and aesthetically pleasing learning material will engage those with a visual preference, aiding concentration, but all learning styles must be accommodated.
For many businesses, e-learning has now replaced the traditional “chalk and talk”-style training sessions where professional trainers oversee a group session.
All who have attended a training course will want to understand how well they did within the session. Have they learned the right information? Did they fully understand it and are they able to take this information going forward and use it within the workplace?
With businesses becoming globalized, both managers and team members must interact with people from various cultural backgrounds. To succeed in this new environment, it requires a unique skill set called “cultural dexterity.” It’s also called “global dexterity.”
According to a 2015 Gallup poll, only 31.5% of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs—less than one-half. The good news is, gamification has gone mainstream, and the trend is moving upward as Millennials are becoming a more dominant force in the workplace. In 2030, they will count for 75% of the workforce.
The concept of “servant leadership” pivots on the philosophy that when leaders serve, both leaders and followers collectively enrich their lives, builds better organizations, and, ultimately, creates a better place for humanity. It also centers on the idea that people are naturally kind, positive, humble, open-minded, and have a high degree of self-control. While it […]
According to Catalyst, a nonprofit organization with a mission to creating diverse workplaces, Millennials will cover 50% of the global workforce by 2020. As of 2015, Millennials have become the largest generation in the American labor force, comprising 35%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their characteristics are unique considering they are the […]
In the science of teaching adults, or “andragogy,” a teacher isn’t a sage on the stage but rather a facilitator by the side. Your success as a trainer is mostly measured by how well the trainees learn, retain information, and apply it in their job. The thing is, every individual learns at his or her […]
Regardless of what the emergency is, a responsible company knows that preparedness is a key factor in minimizing risk and keeping people safe. So whether a fire breaks out in the coffee room or someone walks into your company in a bomb vest, how your firm responds is key to safety.