Why Your Training Strategy Probably Needs an Attitude Adjustment


If you’re taking on the paternal role for workplace training and notice that employees are more sullen teens than willing participants, you have a serious problem. Often, the issue with training initiatives isn’t only centered around the content, the delivery system, or even the strategy: It’s the attitude behind the training. The problem is that making the leap from traditional PowerPoint-based training to eLearning is that most transitions are handled badly.

Changing Attitudes about Manufacturing Jobs

Kapp Notes

The problem: Many middle school students in the United States decide, during middle school, that they don't want a career in manufacturing. In fact, many “old economy” jobs are not seen as desirable by the younger generation and the recruitment of these folks is going to be a hot issue in those fields. Think About: Is any of your training geared toward changing attitudes?


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8 Steps for Managers to Confront Performance Issues

CLO Magazine

Uncomfortable conversations about attitude, performance and relationships are tough. But organizational performance will stay in the weeds if leaders don’t effectively broach sensitive-but-necessary conversations around topics like reaching quotas, having a low-energy attitude or alienating teammates. They didn’t see how conflict and solving problems went well — it sometimes went poorly.”. State the problem clearly with specific examples. “I’ve

Top 4 Problems with Diversity Training and How to Fix Them


There is also the issue of lawsuits as more employees seek justice in discrimination suits that cost companies millions of dollars every year. One of the problems might be your understanding of the definition of diversity. What about other issues, such as generation gaps, language and communication issues, and accommodation of beliefs? Some of the problem is the approach. Employees think they are not the problem. Will it actually solve problems?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

Writing & Grammar: A Peculiar Kind of Parallelism

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

There were other errors of fiction writing as well, but the parallelism problem is one that easily crops up in writing training and technical documents. He looked calm, professional, with a smug attitude common to the breed. The problem is that two of the three descriptive words/phrases work with the word looked, but the third one does not: He looked calm. He looked with a smug attitude common to the breed. Want help with a grammar issue

Difficulties of Scaling Online Schooling

Living in Learning

If schools promptly handle and address problems as they come up, with a proactive attitude, scaling issues can be overcome, leading to widespread acceptance of the quality and capabilities offered to educators by online learning. There is no hiding that online education is growing, and isn’t going to stop. The best thing administrators can do for their online programs is to hold on tight and watch their rate of growth.

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Three Questions to Ask Before You Create a Learning #Game

Kapp Notes

1) What business problem is prompting the need for the game? Time Problems? 2) What are the learners not doing now that they should be doing in terms of the problem described above? Change in behavior/attitude. Of course you’ll also have technical issues, art issues and other types of questions but…without answering these first three questions, I don’t think you should even get started.

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The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design


The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) is such a theory that holds great promise as it focuses on how attitudes are formed and changed. ELM acknowledges the numerous and various attitude change processes and gathers them all under the same conceptual umbrella. To make things more confusing, at times attitude change would last for a longer period time and become a predictor of behavior and other times it would not.

Soft leadership vs. hard leadership

CLO Magazine

It helps in transforming the personality, attitude and behavior of the people. It emphasizes empathy, which is the ability to step into the shoes of the partners and look at the issues objectively to achieve the desired outcomes effectively.

Learning Technology: How it can support workers to deliver results


Although this has resulted in providing marginally easier access to learning content, it fails to address a fundamental issue; e-learning and ‘micro-learning’ remain formal learning approaches. Studies have proven that most learning occurs through interactions with peers and managers, and through on-the-job experiences and problem-solving. Learning and development’s future is set to be impacted by three key factors. .

Why Companies Procrastinate When it’s Time for Training

Bottom-Line Performance

Many organizations are fighting other, larger fires and training often takes a back seat to more pressing issues. But one stakeholder isn’t convinced that training is the answer to your problem. Solution: Training, if done well, can change a learner’s knowledge, behaviors and attitudes as long as the training is designed to meet specific objectives. September 6th was National Fight Procrastination Day.

How 10 Things Will Change the Way You Approach TPM Training

Your Training Edge

It encourages a proactive attitude towards taking care of machinery, cleaning, carrying out basic manufacturing maintenance duties and spotting issues while helping maintenance staff to perform more value-adding tasks. So, the daily checks avoid the loose ball bearings, lubricant leakage, or issues hidden under layers of grime which reduces the risk of accidents or injury keeping the environment safe. What is TPM?

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Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Not discussing the un-discussable – everyone has a shared but un-spoken understanding that certain issues are not to be confronted and resolved, e.g., one employee’s negative attitudes are bringing down morale of the organization but nobody will talk about this problem for fear of retribution. Continuous acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and beliefs by individuals, teams, and the ? whole enterprise is an essential aspect of high performance organizations.

Building geographically diverse teams

Your Training Edge

Key Issues. Some problems to look out for: Team members not offering up ideas/suggestions at crucial junctures. Some problems to look out for: Information slipping through the crevices and not reaching the people who need it. Incomplete information is not going to help, and by the same token, too much information with little or no emphasis on the issue at stake is wasteful. Some problems to look out for: Teams have pools of silence within.

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Deliberately Developmental Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

In the August issue of Harvard Business Review in an article titled, “ Making Business Personal ”, Robert Kegan , Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming, and Matthew Miller ask this question and provide evidence that the answer can be “yes”. The problem, as they define it, is misdirected energy. A few successful companies appear to be overcoming this problem. This attitude of leaders is not a given.

A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

Throughout last year I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. Leaders Make or Break Employee Engagement - A leader’s attitude and behavior determine whether an organization has an engaged workforce or not. But this method of studying coaching is fraught with problems. . . It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012.

Getting Started With E-Learning for Manufacturers


Before going into the specific steps, let’s first look at the big issue facing manufacturers – skills availability. The Problem with Manufacturing Sector Knowledge Workers. Some questions you can ask include: What is the team’s attitude towards training?

Developing the Next Generation of Purposeful Leaders

Origin Learning

There is a problem, a solution, and how the solution becomes the genesis of a highly successful company. This would involve close interaction with existing leaders, attending meetings with them, and seeing how they react to situations and offer solutions to problems both internal and external. Complementing these videos, the eLearning can be structured to incorporate actual case studies and examples wherein quick decisions have been taken to resolve issues.

Engagement Matters: Five Tips on Building Employee Engagement


In a post last week, we studied the experience of Holly Spoth-Torres, an Alaskan Park Superintendent, as she transformed her workforce into a nimble, collaborative, problem-solving team. By creating a culture and workplace of engagement, collaboration and flexibility, you’re attacking not only the "soft" issues of your employees’ attitudes and feelings about their work but the "concrete" issues of productivity, customer service and ultimately, profit.

Changing minds

Clark Quinn

There is a lot of concern about incorporating social learning into organizations centering on the organizational and culture issues. My recent post on problem-solving similarly raised such questions. As Kevin suggested, if you asked executives “Do you support problem-solving, sharing and reflection, reward diverse participation, and encourage individual initiative?&# , they would answer in the affirmative.

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7 Steps for Effectively Handling Customer Complaints


More than half of the time, those customers will do business with you again if you work with them to solve the problem. In fact, if you respond quickly to clear up the issue, nearly all customers will come back to you. While you’re at it, try out some of these effective listening tips : Don’t interrupt: You might be tempted to interject while a customer is in the middle of explaining the problem. Handling customer complaints can be a drag. But there’s good news.

Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?


A movie includes emotions, feelings, attitudes, actions, as well as knowledge that provide a true context of what is being taught. Comedy or Drama can bring real situations alive for the learners while Satire can deal with sensitive issues without treading on any toes. Most e-learning organizations too will face the same problem and will have to engage third-party vendors for the same.

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Training Resistant Staff

Your Training Edge

Part of the problem was the laissez-faire attitude many salesmen, support and technical staff had regarding training with the new system. “Failing to be up-to-date with any company procedures and/or industry issue can give any company a bad reputation,” says Kaitlyn Corizzi, a Trainer for Lengthen Your Stride! A company’s implementation of a new training program hit some rough patches.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

Moreover, since a large part of the skills and knowledge required to handle tasks and problems today are emergent, the possibility of training gets ruled out. Diverse here implies cognitive diversity -- arising from different world-views, cultural perspectives, varied educational background, and possessing different problem-solving frameworks and heuristics. But it is out attitude that makes interacting with our PLNs fruitful and satisfying.

Social and Emotional Learning In the Time of Covid: Staying Physically Distanced but Emotionally Connected


There have been many obstacles to online learning during Covid from device allocation to connectivity issues to curriculum adjustments, but one facet of learning that has taken a backseat has been the social and emotional aspect of the students’ development. . .

What is social learning and how to benefit it?


Speaking of the theory, Bandura emphasizes the essence of observing and modeling the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of other people. Surely, you’ll agree with me that our approach to learning has evolved over the years – thanks to the advancements in technology.

Male-Dominant Industries That We’re Rooting for Women to Win

Your Training Edge

Additionally, high schools and universities now provide greater learning opportunities and exposure to the field – alleviating a largely systemic issue of barring women from blue-collar work. However, data shows that only 2% of women are willing to leave the workforce to raise a family – demonstrating the discrepancy in attitudes versus reality.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Businesses that solve new problems – For example (from a list prepared by the World Future Society), we might need chef-farmers who can bridge the gap between farm and restaurant, or clone ranchers who can raise cloned animals, or drone dispatchers who can manage remote-controlled vehicles, or space junk haulers who can clear the skies of unwanted debris. New technologies and new consumer attitudes make these kinds of endeavors possible.

5 Signs that Your Employees Need a Better Work-Life Balance


Identifying a work-life balance problem isn’t as simple as noticing an increase in yawns or coffee consumption. If you see that an employee is suddenly working a lot of overtime, there’s probably a work-life balance issue. When a peaceful work environment is suddenly filled with short fuses and clipped exchanges, work-life balance issues might be to blame. This detail seems minor, but it can indicate a major issue.

Inform. Remind. Prevent.


That they’re comfortable identifying and reporting potential problems? Training is the most common preventative method, but this could be a critical problem. These techniques are ideally suited to workplace violence training, which not only requires providing knowledge, but also impacting attitudes and beliefs, and creating a culture that openly and consistently addresses potential issues.

7 Tips to Improve Work Relationships


Consequently, we avoid talking about significant issues like inappropriate humor, boundaries, odd behaviors, body odor and poor performance. By confronting these issues sooner rather than later, you can help the perpetrator understand how these problems are affecting others in the office and make appropriate changes to their behavior. Make sure that your intention is in the right place when addressing these issues.

7 Steps for Effectively Handling Customer Complaints


But there’s good news: more than half of the time, those customers will do business with you again if you work with them to solve the problem. In fact, if you respond quickly to clear up the issue, nearly all customers will come back to you. Ask follow-up questions: After you’ve listened to the customer’s issue, the conversation ball is in your court. A courteous and respectful attitude will help regain the customer’s trust, and hopefully his or her business.

Positive Ways to Deal with Toxic Employees

ej4 eLearning

Sometimes though, bad habits combined with bad attitudes can create a toxic combination that spills over and affects whole teams. If the problem persists, consider removing some assignments or having someone assist them with their workload. . Unreliability can often stem from disorganization, but it’s much more: while disorganized employees often mean well and make excuses for their disorganization, unreliable employees don’t even flag that there is a problem.

Positive Ways to Deal with Toxic Employees

ej4 eLearning

Sometimes though, bad habits combined with bad attitudes can create a toxic combination that spills over and affects whole teams. If the problem persists, consider removing some assignments or having someone assist them with their workload. . Unreliability can often stem from disorganization, but it’s much more: while disorganized employees often mean well and make excuses for their disorganization, unreliable employees don’t even flag that there is a problem.

How Corporate Giants Rely on Human Skills to Get Ahead


automakers have anticipated these issues? Was there a way to get better at creative thinking and problem-solving? The firm finds that this training builds creativity and problem-solving skills for the long haul. This attitude came from the open-source software movement.

Does Training Really Change Behavior The 2 Reasons Training Programs Fail and What to Do About It

Training Industry

Most companies don’t understand the distinction, and their training programs reflect that problem. Companies assume that training is the answer to a performance problem without first conducting a training needs analysis. Creating willingness comes down to reinforcement, which is really all about attitudes. You and I should try to work out that problem together as coworkers.

What Is Learning Experience Design and Why Is It Important?

Superb Learning

Focusing on the learning experience as a whole can help overcome some of the challenges faced by learners of all ages, creating a much more engaging experience that can transform their attitudes and approaches to learning.

How to Avoid and Mitigate Skills Gaps


The problem here is fairly obvious: if an individual doesn’t possess the prerequisite skills needed to fulfill their daily responsibilities, they may do a subpar job in their role. matter what industry you’re in, you’re bound to face the challenge of a skills gap at some point.

Designers should have a “chess game” design perspective in mind…

Coffee and Design

This “creative spirit,” as Jason discusses: …is further meant to suggest the curious, playful, experimental, and sometimes rebellious attitudes that designers can exhibit. The creative spirit leads designers to be active agents, not just reacting to problems but vigorously searching out opportunities for change. An instructional designer essentially engages in an intellectual activity which largely depends on the “character of the problem.”

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