Building geographically diverse teams

Your Training Edge

Geographically diverse teams are not a recent phenomenon. In more modern times, one company which has morphed to keep up with opportunity and change, is North America’s oldest company, the Hudson’s Bay Company(HBC). Solving the Puzzle. This is one of the wrongest notions.

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Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity?

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Doing workplace diversity and inclusion properly

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, on the morning of June 5, Sephora closed all of its U.S. This was following backlash the makeup giant received after American R&B artist SZA tweeted about Sephora employees accusing her of stealing and calling security on her while she shopped at a California store.

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Masie, CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and a columnist for this publication, said the coincidence was funny but also sad. According to the data, 5.6 Diverse?

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State of the Front-Line Manager

State of the. 6 The Next Step: Bridging the. Learning- Doing Gap Page 18 5 The Root of the. Issue Page 14 4 The unrealized. They form the base of your. the capabilities they desire. say they don’t enjoy the role. the end in mind.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Global expansion is a strategic objective for many businesses and a reality for others. Having business locations in numerous regions helps increase business reach, influence as well as revenues while bringing diverse perspectives and values into the mix.

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Top 10 Coaching Commandments

Your Training Edge

When it’s time to coach a team member, these 10 Coaching Commandments can help you create an effective session that gets results. Coaching is an often underused but powerful tool. It’s underused because coaching is sometimes associated with negative situations, but you can also use coaching for positive behaviors. Coaching can encourage, set new direction, or establish authority. Two: Coach not-so-good work. Three: Coach in private.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D).

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Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. Yet, even here it is not straightforward to create a workplace that fully encompasses diversity and harmony.

L&D Professionals: From Trainer to Learning Coach

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most important role of L&D professionals is to coach managers in facilitating learning in organizations. The days of instructor-centered employee learning are over. The rapid pace of change, technology (automation, robots, AI, AR, etc.),

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). Why is the LMS market is changing so quickly?

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Finding the right combination of methodologies that will work best for a particular leader with specific needs can be overwhelming. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. And as more foreign nationals enter the U.S. Influencing Behaviors Across the Firm.

The Value of Executive Coaching

Continu

If you ever played sports as a kid, you had a coach giving you direction, helping you to improve, and being a source of motivation. However, once you grow up and enter the working world, you are expected to learn as you move up the business hierarchy all on your own. Even though you may have not become a professional baseball player, you still need a coach in the business world. A business coach or executive coach provides several benefits.

The Benefits of Executive Coaching

KnowledgeCity

What Can Executive Coaching Do for You? According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), there are an estimated 53,300 professional executive coaches currently practicing in the world today. Executive Coaching 101. The Benefits of Executive Coaching.

Enabling Future Leaders in the Age of “The New Diversity”

ej4 eLearning

“Workplace diversity” once meant representation by two genders and a small range of skin tones. Today, diversity means more: Different generations (Boomers, Millennials and Gens X, Y, and Z), the whole spectrum of LGBTQ, and vastly different cultures of origin. The organizational challenge now is bigger than just bringing all this diversity together, keeping the peace, and getting the job done. Sync up the organization and the people.

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. Your business will benefit too. Coach.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Sexual Harassment Has No Place In the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

The explosion in sexual harassment charges against company executives is a symptom of the dramatic change that is going on in the workplace. We are witnessing a sea change in the way employees relate to their leaders and to each other. Companies will never be the same.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus 

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearningArt

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, theeLearning Coach.” Connie runs a fabulous eLearning website and newsletter , and is the author of Visual Design Solutions , the highly rated and reviewed book on visual design for eLearning professionals.

6 Challenges for Women Business Leaders

General Assembly

Read this article and more insights from the General Assembly community on the GA Blog. The business world is no longer just a man’s world. According to 2017 data from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), over 11 million U.S.

Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program? Do you see an opportunity for your association or organization to get ahead of the curve and leverage its collective expertise to become an industry expert?

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Top 20 female career coaches to follow right now

TalentLMS

Business isn’t just a man’s world anymore. Today, when we’re talking about entrepreneurship, career coaches, and success, we’re talking about people – not pronouns. For this post, we picked 20 women whose career-coaching work, over the years, has stood out.

Economic Recovery Depends on Businesses Redefining and Aligning Strategy

The Performance Improvement Blog

Michigan, having been hit harder by the recession than all other states due to its heavy reliance on auto manufacturing, is just now beginning to emerge from the economic devastation that ensued. Capitalizing on changes in the marketplace and evolving customer expectations.

Course of the Week Highlight: HTML, Diversity, and More!

OpenSesame

Another week, another round of great elearning deals from OpenSesame! We’ve got savings from four categories: tech & software, compliance & safety, business skills, and industry specific (construction, medical, restaurants, etc). This week, save on a variety of subjects from HTML to diversity training. . . . . Business Skills. Getting the Job You Deserve: Advice for the Job-Seeker from a Veteran Recruiter. The Diversity Series.

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eLearning Brothers Provides Customizable eLearning Courses for Bridge

eLearning Brothers

We’ve often been asked in our custom development adventures if there were some sort of off-the-shelf product that we offered for common training topics. How do you handle the effects of a claim on the accuser, the accused, and your team?

Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

A Learning Management System (LMS) can provide tremendous benefits both for the training department and for the organization in general. Just what are the LMS basics and how can a system help your organization? The LMS consists of a few separate parts.

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Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

As I usually do at this time of year, I’ve selected five blog posts from the past year that seem to have had the most interest from readers. And I have examined an employee’s responsibility for continuous learning in the Knowledge Economy.

Rebooting your Training for 2016

Your Training Edge

Training has been a key factor for my organization, but it seemed evident by the time our last MOOC ended that it shouldn’t be the way like this anymore. If you want to determine the worth of what you are getting, do analyze the provider’s methodology.

Millennial Workforce: Changing The Way We Do Business

KnowledgeCity

Millennials are the fastest growing segment of the workforce, slated to comprise 75 percent of the labor force by 2025. With older generations retiring or heading towards retirement, millennials are becoming the dominant drivers of workplace conditions.

Thoughts on new leadership in business and learning

Litmos

“…today’s business schools are busy teaching and researching 20th century management principles and, in effect, leading the parade towards yesterday.” – Steve Denning. I recently was asked to contribute to a survey on the ‘new leadership’ in business.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine). Social Learning and social business go hand in hand.

Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

A Learning Management System (LMS) can provide tremendous benefits both for the training department and for the organization in general. Just what are the LMS basics and how can a system help your organization? The LMS consists of a few separate parts.

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If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

Learning Rebels

It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program.