Remove Behavior Remove Business Remove Research Remove Work Styles

Ergonomics Study Reveals Complex Requirements for Modern Working Styles

Everwise

Ergonomics, or the process of designing an office based on the personal needs of employees, has long been viewed by scientists as the solution to consistent work output for modern businesses. Several studies have linked the practice to increased productivity, reduced work-related injuries and high job contentment. Ergonomics first surfaced in the 1940s through the Ergonomics Research Society (ERS), which later became the Ergonomics Society (ES) in 1977.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Soft Skills

KnowledgeCity

Recently, however, professionals have been focusing on how to measure soft skills to more fully analyze their impact on the business world. However, recent conversations about work-related skill sets are starting to acknowledge that soft skills are just as important as hard skills — and can be transferable between jobs. Recent research indicates that 85 percent of job success comes from soft skills, while only 15 percent of job success is dependent on hard skills.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

Gyrus

Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook. Employees with busy schedules or the ones who are always on-move have the luxury to access training resources at any time, from any place. Business E-learning elearning eLL Mlearning

Trends 126

Who’s Leading Innovation?

CLO Magazine

Leaders are critical to create and sustain an innovation culture, but new research suggests they also might be the weakest link. This is of particular concern as some things leaders must do fall beyond, and may conflict with, their normal work styles. For this research, DDI, in partnership with LUMA Institute, surveyed 513 leaders and 514 non-leaders in the U.S. Researchers asked leaders to agree or disagree that they demonstrate each of the 20 leadership behaviors.

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

What works for me won’t necessarily work for someone else. Therefore it’s important for each of us to develop our own processes, try different approaches, and adapt them as needed to make them a part of our daily work. They need to work for us, not someone else. Sharing knowledge, using any number of media that fit our personal needs, work styles, and professional social networks. Is it rooted in experience or research?

How to Retrain for a Second Career

CLO Magazine

When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual. In today’s dynamic business landscape, many have defined their career and success by their job title and skills, only to wake up one morning obsolete. Conscious behavioral choices are influenced by psychological type as well as environmental demands.