If you’re in the fortunate position to build a training organization from scratch, you have a unique opportunity to avoid and/or leapfrog all the traditional characteristics of training groups that keep them from having a seat at the table in strategic discussions on the organization. If you were to build a training organization from the
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin Trainers bring a full tool box to reinforce content: small group work, role plays and a myriad of experiential learning techniques. It’s really hard to monitor a role play across the range of formats for delivering training today.
Great companies take extreme measures to hire the right people for the right jobs. They know not everyone is great at every job and that the best results come from aligning employees to jobs that need their particular combination of talents, strengths and passions. So while many organizations work hard to help their employees play
For many tech billionaires, the pleasures of easy money, private jets, and business empires was a distant dream when they landed their first job. Many of these billionaires started off small and worked their way up the entrepreneurial ladder. (Click image to enlarge)
Whatever the field in which you’re training or being trained, there’s one thing that can improve the experience – a better memory. Whether the subject is chess, computer coding or cookery, better recall will help students reach mastery sooner and with fewer headaches. So are you simply cursed (or blessed) with whatever memory capacity your
One of the most important challenges learning professionals experience is the transfer of training to the job. Some suggest that as little as 10% of what is learned in a training class is transferred to behavior change on the job. Learning professionals intuitively understand this problem and many make concerted efforts to solve it in
I’ve been to my share of corporate retreats, inspirational events, team building weekends… But as many as I’ve attended, I’ve never actually been part of that sitcom staple, falling backward and having someone catch you. Looking back on some of the people I’ve worked with over the years, I can’t help but think it might
We don’t pay employees to do a “job.” We pay them to invent the best, most efficient and most profitable response at each moment in their day. We pay them to watch each situation they encounter in their constantly changing workplace and use what they know to make the best decision on the spot. We
Ever wonder how many jobs you will hold in your career? So did the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A study, conducted by the BLS between 1978 and 2008 digs down into this question and provides insightful answers, broken down by demographics.
Creativity, educators (and Newsweek) tell us, is declining in America. Whether this is due to a TV overdose or changes in school curricula, over the decades our kids are apparently doing worse and worse on standard psychological measures of creativity. So when they get to the workplace, can training make up for some of these deficits