7 Ways it Pays to Invest in Diversity Training

KnowledgeCity

There’s a lot of talk about diversity in our culture – especially in the workplace. Diversity seems to be the new business buzzword with companies increasingly eager to show their commitment to the idea of a diverse workforce by providing diversity training and initiatives.

Top 4 Problems with Diversity Training and How to Fix Them

KnowledgeCity

Diversity is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere these days. But, do we really understand what it means in the workplace? Everyone says they want a diverse work environment, and companies understand diversity can provide numerous benefits. What is Diversity?

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.

Promoting Diversity in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Staffing your team with a wide range of viewpoints and talents equips your company with a broader variety of insights and abilities— resources that can then help your business navigate challenges and discover new paths to success. It’s a concept often boiled down to one buzzword: diversity.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

12 Ways to Get the Most. this ebook to help you cut through the. We know that the plethora of options out there. can make the process of choosing an authoring. what you need and make the decision easier. the latest Performance Management Maturity Model.

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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The Economic Virtue of Teaching Diversity

CLO Magazine

After traveling the United States in the early 1800s, French political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville noted, among other things, that cooperation and association are not easy virtues to learn, but embracing both makes possible freedom and democracy.

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Can You Teach Diversity and Inclusion?

CLO Magazine

Training alone is rarely enough. Not when the subject matter is complex, controversial or comes packaged with a load of historically negative baggage, which diversity and inclusion does. What exactly is diversity and inclusion training?

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What's the Future of Diversity Training?

The Performance Improvement Blog

I fear that diversity training is losing favor among senior executives and HR departments. Now there appears to be a trend, in part driven by cost-cutting and down-sizing, to move away from organized diversity and inclusion programs.

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Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Chronus 

History is full of market leaders that became stagnant, failed to innovate, and were uprooted by new, disruptive business models. Ride-sharing has completely transformed the taxi industry. Kodak, who employed over 145,000 people at its peak, has now been outpaced by the likes of Apple, Instagram, Facebook, and others. This can be particularly hard for organizations with a siloed, homogenous culture that fails to incorporate diverse views working toward a common goal.

Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

On the positive front, I have been doing a lot of reading—mostly around organizational behavior, organizational development, culture and diversity, motivation and communication, and how these relate to social business and knowledge management.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Grubhub are just the beginning.

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

Chronus 

Managing diversity and cultural differences is one of the top three things CEOs worry about most, according to Harvard Business Review. Yet after years of throwing just about everything at the problem, there is very little to show for it. Diverse employees’ careers to leadership continue to stagnate and retention wanes. Why do organizations miss the mark in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment? Download the Ebook Today!

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment

TalentLMS

If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. This implies that many countries have a substantial population of immigrants or expatriates who have unique traditions, ethnicity, religions and cultures. While they all may speak the commonly spoken English language, they may decipher certain phrases and concepts differently.

Culture Eats Strategy

The Performance Improvement Blog

Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else ( New York Times ). To cut costs and boost collaboration, IBM forces some remote workers back into the office ( TechRepublic ). According to these news stories, three venerable companies are making major changes that they believe will help them move into the future and implement a winning business strategy. It’s more about developing the right culture than implementing the right strategy.

Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014

G-Cube

I’m sure by now you’ve seen all kinds of predictions on what elearning is going to look like in 2014. So I have tried to put together how the business of elearning might behave in 2014. The key drivers are going to be: Content upgrade for mobile compatibility.

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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.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Performance Improvement Blog

If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. The amount and complexity of knowledge and skills that each of your employees needs is increasing dramatically every day due to technology and globalization.

Cultural Immersion Resources

CLO Magazine

For organizations that don’t have the time or resources to build their own in-house cultural immersion initiatives, there are many for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer programs and experiences geared at achieving the same outcomes in which employees and teams can enroll.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value?

How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

Everwise

Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. The Business Case For Diversity.

Talent Economy’s Guide to Diversity and Inclusion

CLO Magazine

This editor’s letter originally appeared in the newest quarterly publication of Talent Economy. To check out the full guide to diversity and inclusion , visit quarterly.talenteconomy.io. . The weeks leading up to the springtime deadlines for this publication were full of notable accomplishments for black Americans. Beyoncé performed at Coachella, making her the first black woman to headline that festival. People want diversity.

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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.

Why Diversity Training Doesn’t Work And How to Fix it

eLearningMind

Ah, mandatory diversity training. But for many organizations, educating employees about their differences is a non-negotiable part of workplace culture. There has to be a better way to think about diversity at work though, right? If you have a diversity project you want to make relevant for 2016 learners reach out to our team here. . So what’s the big problem with diversity training? The Generation Gap.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Performance Improvement Blog

The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce.

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Diversity is…err, too diverse?

From the Coleface

A few times when I’ve been talking to potential clients about their wanting to have some diversity e-learning developed, it’s quickly become apparent that the task is not as easy as it looked at first glance. That’s because there are few topics as wide ranging as diversity and a key first step in e-learning is define what content you’re aiming to convey. The nature of diversity tends to polarise into one of two categories: 1.

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.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing.

Beyond Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Everwise

The next generation of professionals working their way up the ranks are demanding more of employers when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Millennials are the most diverse generation in history : 59% identify as Caucasian, and 27% have immigrant backgrounds. million , which makes them the largest generation in the workforce, and within 10 years they will make up 75% of the active workforce. Diversity vs. Inclusion.

Inclusion, Intersectionality, and Allies: Three Pillars of Diversity

Everwise

On June 22nd, Everwise co-hosted a panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, along with Webb Investment Network. The conversation kicked off with a discussion on the current state of how companies think about diversity and inclusion.

Training Isn't the Answer

The Performance Improvement Blog

And then there are the many workplace complaints of sexual harassment that are no less harmful to women but, perpetrated by mid-level managers, don’t get the same attention as the one’s involving celebrities and CEOs. is not more training.

Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative

G-Cube

The growth of the e-learning industry has been massive in the last decade. With the evolution of communication and development technologies, e-learning has become cost effective and more accessible. To make the training effective it had to be revamped.

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Multicultural Organizations Why Diversity Training is Important for the Workplace

Training Industry

Cross-cultural diversity in the workplace is inevitable with the demands of increasing globalization. As part of a growing worldwide economy, organizations are recognizing the need to adapt to a multicultural work environment and the benefits of workplace diversity. Employees with diverse backgrounds have different ways of interpreting signs, languages and other formalities. However, diversity encompasses a more broad perspective.

Top 3 Compliance Training Trends for 2019

KnowledgeCity

Did you know 46 percent of small and medium-sized businesses in the United States are investigating uses for virtual reality training? And that’s just one of the hot compliance training trends to look out for in 2019 and beyond.

Employee Training: The Secret to Business Success

Growth Engineering

Employee training is an easy thing to overlook. You could miss out on a whole lot of business success if you don’t train your employees. You need to invest in employee training within your company. Employee Training Benefits. Employee Training Tips.

How to Be Culturally Sensitive with Your eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

When I taught English in Japan, I quickly realized that it was easier for my students to learn when the content I used was culturally relevant, or at least not based solely on my cultural perspective. The same is true when we’re creating content for eLearners.

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.