If you notice a decline in employee enthusiasm, it may be more than just spring fever in the air. Low morale is typically a symptom of something more serious than temporary mood swings or day-to-day conflicts among your employees. But fear not: one of the simplest and surest ways to lift employees' spirits is to conduct empathetic and supportive on-the-job training.
It's said that for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. A few weeks ago, I explored the connections between instructional design and the critical and commercial success of the video game app Angry Birds, and how many of the same principals that made that game so popular could be co-opted into training programs.
When productivity takes a dive, it can be tempting to fantasize about bringing in a whole new team to bring the fire back to your office. However, research shows that, in many cases, it is actually much less expensive to retrain current employees than to replace them with new hires. Below, we explore the associated
Social media and social networks, to say the least, have become one of the most common ways for people to communicate. Just about everyone — even your mom, probably — has connected somehow with someone else through as social-media tool.
What separates talented middle managers from the people who make great leaders? What skills do you look for an employee, and how do you go about training them for corporate leadership? Below, we take a look at research from the Center for Creative Leadership that reveals some surprising findings about those in line for upper management.
Launching a training program can be a daunting task, one that take months or even years to shepherd from its inception (identifying the need for an intervention) to its closure (evaluation). It takes planning, organizing, and managing resources to successfully complete your goals — or, in other words, it takes project management.
If you're an experienced educator, you're probably used to designing classroom courses. However, when you step away from the blackboard and into the world of virtual learning, you need a whole new set of tools, training software and practices to guarantee your program is a success.
Whether you're training customers or resellers or employees...anyone for that matter. You're likely faced with the same challenge... How to make training fun! We hear it often, trainers are always talking about the need to make their training programs "fun." In one case, I was even told, "We need to make sure the participants are having fun; that's how you know they're learning."
Many companies (particularly start-ups) pride themselves on a fast-paced "baptism by fire" approach to training — which is to say, little or none at all. But as convenient as this may seem to managers and executives in the short term, a lack of training can lead to more confusion in the the long run, as
Computer technology has become ingrained in every aspect of society. Computers have virtually changed the way businesses advertise services, people interact with each other, and media reaches the masses. Each modern gadget disseminates more information than the traditional means of reading paperback novels. The younger generations continue to evolve into a technological-reliant world.