Identifying Employee Strengths with your LMS

Ed App

As a manager or L&D leader , it’s your responsibility to identify and assess their unique strengths to maximize their level of productivity and efficiency. Tests and assessments. Self-assessments. Gamified assessments . Automated assessment reports.

How to Find the Right SaaS for Work-From-Home Teams

KnowledgeAnywhere

Do you work from a SaaS-powered remote workplace? Or is your work-from-home team just beginning to explore cloud software as you make the shift towards working fully remotely? Here are some tips to assist you in making the best choice for your remote team.

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Storyboard Workbook for Elearning: Documenting the Workflow

NuggetHead

User Experience Design and Interaction Design both have a lot of work and practice to become proficient. Being efficient also takes time and experience to learn all those little nuances and processes in your organization, your work team, your own workflow, and evaluating your own level of skill. Documenting those processes along the way helps isolate inconsistencies and/or good practices eventually working toward efficient processes that shorten the lifecycle of a project.

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

I had, as Harold’s original model provided the basis for, separate groups for Work Teams, Communities of Practice, and Social Networks. In Work Teams, I had included: share problems, co-coach, assist, brainstorm effectively, continuous feedback, welcome contributions, learn from mistakes, align with mission, narrate work, champion diversity, and measure improvement. I ended up with the following diagram, which is very much a work in progress.

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

Learners are: 1) individual employees/members/volunteers; 2) work teams; 3) the enterprise as a whole (company, nonprofit, government agency); and 4) the communities in which the organization lives and interacts. Types of tools that can be used for learning are: 1) assessments of level of functioning; 2) models of organizational systems; and 3) solutions to deficiencies in individual, team, organization, and community performance. Assessments. Teams.

Starting from scratch

Clark Quinn

I decided to take this on, thinking about an org that was already in operation, with it’s goals, processes, and practices, and what I might do if I were to come in and get it going (with the support of the executive team to do what I thought was right). My initial step would be to establish a social media system, supporting conversations and collaboration on work teams and communities of practice. I’d want to track activity , not just content and assessment.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? I cannot claim to be an expert, and I feel like this topic demands a lot of soft skills such as communication skills, team skills, handling cultural and work style issues, etc.

Learning Activities that Matter

Learning Rebels

When we think about the psychological learning process, it is critical we promote knowledge rehearsal and encoding, past the working memory into the long-term memory. We must incorporate activities that strengthen the brain – we do this through practice, feedback loops and assessing performance. It is this type of scaffolding where facilitators need to do extra work , and create environments for collaborative learning and peer feedback loops.

Playing Games on Company Time Is Now a Good Thing

Magic EdTech

They may not even be conscious that they are learning, but they are better able to handle the work after completing the game. In today’s world, it is hard to find time during work hours for learning. They can begin learning on the bus to work, finish their study at lunchtime, and assess and reinforce their learning when they return home. Corporate gamification provides a path for employees with disabilities to integrate themselves into the work team.

Playing Games on Company Time Is Now a Good Thing

Magic EdTech

They may not even be conscious that they are learning, but they are better able to handle the work after completing the game. In today’s world, it is hard to find time during work hours for learning. They can begin learning on the bus to work, finish their study at lunchtime, and assess and reinforce their learning when they return home. Corporate gamification provides a path for employees with disabilities to integrate themselves into the work team.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Training and Development

WalkMe Training Station

The business goals of the organization should always stay the focus – after all, this is no charity work! However, it’s easy to lose sight of what you have, what works effectively and how to improve on that, where the employee strengths are and how they could be developed further. These moments of casual complaining or vehement distress are clues to an organization’s culture — what works and what doesn’t. Cost Assessment. Benefit Assessment.

5 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Online Training Program

TalentLMS

Just when you’ve thought that everything was in tip-top shape, you find out that the module you’ve just uploaded is not working. Remember that while you all may work for the same company, each department works differently from each other. Each work team also has different key metrics, different issues at work, and sometimes also have their own subculture. The best way to address this is to work with a subject matter expert.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Working and learning in Stages 1-4 is based upon a Taylorist , industrial age mindset. Although a “social business” is powered by new social technologies, it is not the technology itself that makes the difference, it’s not about layering social approaches on the old industrial age thinking, but a fresh, new mindset and approach to working and learning. Collaborative Working & Learning. Learning =Working, Working=Learning.

Advantages of Blended Learning over Traditional eLearning Methods

Hurix Digital

While it is good to have access to learning material on the move, instructor-led team learning in the confines of a physical classroom is essential to collate different skill sets and ensure team learning for optimal results. Besides, it also incorporates the role of an instructor for human interaction, brainstorming, team learning, etc. Better information and feedback on work. Team learning and teaching.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

A focus on learning objectives versus business objectives: Learning leaders should use training needs assessments to identify skill gaps and pain points. Work teams are the primary source of learning about norms, values and expectations. They need to know how profits are generated, how front-line employees interact with customers, how teams function in various parts of the organization and more.

Here’s a Way to Fix Relationships in Distress

Wonderful Brain

Five seems to work among friends and work teams, seven seems to be challenging…it invites cliques to form. A dog will offer its physical self to assess if there is an opportunity for affection – to give or receive. Not really about business creativity & communications, etc., but I decided to toss this in for fun. In how many advice columns and mantras is it said a triangle is an ugly shape from which healthy relationships cannot grow.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #07

Mike Taylor

Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc. Collaborative presentation software for modern teams. Pitch is uncompromisingly good presentation software, enabling modern teams to craft and distribute beautiful presentations more effectively.

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How to Develop In-Demand Leaders

CLO Magazine

Leaders whose goals are primarily “other-centric,” such as focused on helping their team members succeed, will likely have a greater probability of long-term professional success. Such leaders determine the needs and interests of their employees by asking them questions: “What do you need in your job to make it work better?” ” or “What would help you to better see the importance of your work?”

5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development

GoConqr

In order for your client to be able to assess the benefits of hiring you, it is advisable to create a roadmap that specifies exactly the key points to be addressed by the training and what the real expectations for the program are, both in terms of business objectives and employee learning and development. If you want to know more ways to improve training and development or are interested in some of the tools we have mentioned, do not hesitate to contact our team.

Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning.

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Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008. You need to understand your choices, try new methods and tools and adopting practices that improve your work and learning skills.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. The rather ungainly term ‘co-opetition’ is being increasingly used to define co-operative competition, where competitors work together to achieve increased value at the same time as they are competing with each other. We filled them up with information and then assessed their abilities of recall. We collaborate in our work teams while we learn through experience and practice.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. The rather ungainly term co-opetition is being increasingly used to define co-operative competition, where competitors work together to achieve increased value at the same time as they are competing with each other. We filled them up with information and then assessed their abilities of recall. We collaborate in our work teams while we learn through experience and practice.

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Charles Jennings

In the Collaboration Age it is those who share and work together who are the winners. The rather ungainly term ‘co-opetition’ is being increasingly used to define co-operative competition, where competitors work together to achieve increased value at the same time as they are competing with each other. We filled them up with information and then assessed their abilities of recall. We collaborate in our work teams while we learn through experience and practice.