The Daily Mindflash

The Mindflash Knowledge Sharing and Online Training Blog

Overcoming Obstacles to Creating a Culture of Learning

“[A culture of learning results in] a compelling vision of an organization made up of employees skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge. These people could help their firms cultivate tolerance, foster open discussion, and think holistically and systemically. Such learning organizations would be able to adapt to the unpredictable more quickly than their competitors could.”
—David A. Garvin, Amy C. Edmondson, Francesca Gino (HBR) paraphrasing Peter M. Senge’s words from The Fifth Discipline

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Reduce Travel Costs and Boost Collaboration through Online Training

Hosting employee training can be an expensive proposition. Funding for travel and accommodations is often a significant part of the training budget. But we tend to approve the allocation of those travel-related funds because providing learners with the ability to collaborate during learning is such a key component of ensuring that learning sticks.

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Why a LMS is as Vital as Staff Performance Management

Managing your employee’s performance is vital, right?

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Staff Development Dilemmas: In-House vs. Outsource

You've probably faced this dilemma before.

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Helping Overloaded Employees Stay Focused on Learning

The average worker is just plain busy. More than two-thirds of business leaders say that overwhelmed employees are a top challenge. I could cite more statistics, but we all recognize that it’s common for today’s employees to feel overloaded—with work, with information, with work-life balance, with many aspects of working and living.

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How Animation is Effective in eLearning

For today's post, we want to welcome a very special guest from the UK - Liz Bark, Creative Director at Optimised Learning Ltd!

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Take Control of Your Personal Learning Journey

A consistently-used criterion in the annual “best companies to work for” lists is the level of corporate investment in employee training. Yet, 81% of learners are responsible for managing their own personal development, according to a Training Zone infographic released earlier this year.

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How Office Thermostat Wars Relate to Learning Preferences

Disagreed with a co-worker over the room temperature lately? If yes, did you decide to put on (or remove) an extra layer of clothing and grin and bear it? Or did you engage in a contest of wills for ultimate thermostatic control?

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6 Principles of Effective Online Training that Will Surprise You

When it comes to developing online training, technology is making it easier to create courses that are visually appealing, interactive, and engaging. This is a good thing, after all, because visually appealing, interactive, and engaging online training is more effective, right? Not so fast. It turns out that online training like this can detract from learning. Research has shown this over and over again.

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Breaking Free: Use Blended Learning to Transcend Both Classroom and Online Training

Traditional classroom training or online training—which is better? A strong case can be made for either method. But a stronger case can be made for transcending this either/or choice in favor of blended learning.

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