Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively


Did you know that over 50 percent of employees across the world work outside their office headquarters for at least 2.5 Or that globally 85% of businesses think they are more productive because they have flexible working systems in place? Managing this growing breed of virtual teams training-wise can be challenging but not impossible. They are intended to ensure that your virtual teams stay connected with you and help achieve business goals.

10 Challenges of a Virtual Team And How To Overcome Them


The challenges of working in a team are always there, no matter where it is located. Apart from its significant advantages, virtual teams have their share of challenges. Specifically, the top virtual team challenges that companies often face relate to collaboration across different time zones, communication gaps, building relationships, and lack of team engagement. 10 Common Virtual Team Challenges & Their Solutions.

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How to make remote leadership development work for your business

CLO Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent millions of Americans home to clock in from their couches and join meetings via Zoom. While some employees will eventually return to the office, many employers have seen the benefits of offering flexible hours and remote work. One survey by Gartner found that 74 percent of chief financial officers expect at least some workers to work remotely on a permanent basis, even after the pandemic passes. What should the focus be?

10 Essentials for Developing Virtual Leaders

InfoPro Learning

The number of virtual teams is growing in every organization as technology and communication make it easier for team members to collaborate and work together across regions, diverse geographies and time zones. There is a strong business case for augmenting your leadership development programs with training targeted for virtual team leaders because of the special challenges they face.

Why Every Industry Needs Better Soft Skills Training


The talk of soft skills in the workplace these days centers around one thing—the need to adapt workers’ skillsets to provide something that AI cannot. For this reason, skills like active listening, empathy, emotional intelligence and critical thinking are the center of attention in new employee learning and development programs. Technical skills are required for a specific job and they require formal education or training to develop.

Braidio Hires New Team in Singapore to Meet Demand for Employee Learning and Talent Development in Asia Pacific Market


Expansion Addresses Growing Need For Learning Management Systems Amid Increasingly Global Market. Braidio , a cloud-based learning and talent development platform, today announced its Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion with the appointment of a regional team in Singapore. The expansion addresses the growing demand, among an increasingly global and connected business environment, for scalable and affordable employee learning management systems across industries and markets.

Experiential learning – How it works and when to apply it


Experimentation was confined to the Chemistry or Physics laboratories and even there nothing truly spectacular happened – for example, we were all fascinated by the fact that if you melt salt in water and then put some colored string in it and wait a few weeks you’ll end up with different shape crystals. That was the hoot of our eighth grade. And upper education went pretty much in the same way because I chose to go down a humanities path.

5 Tips on sustaining collaboration in remote teams


While this new set-up definitely has had its advantages, there are a lot of challenges that resulted from this new normal way of doing business. One of these ongoing struggles is facilitating team collaboration. 5 Tips on sustaining collaboration in remote teams. Remote Trainin

How Zapier motivates and engages their remote workforce


Remember the time when remote working was thought to be a weak business model? There was hardly any trust, remote workers weren’t seen as actual workers, and managers were nervous about allowing their reports to work away from the office. . More and more, we’re talking about the hows of engaging remote employees — because engaged workers are more likely to stay with you. So, yes, remote working has been gaining more attention than the “Stranger Things” kids.

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10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

WBT Systems

Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? Associations have traditionally offered education on the competencies members need to excel in their industry or profession. But if you look at this year’s program for the ASAE Annual Meeting, you’ll also see sessions on topics like: Decision-making based on “infotuition”. Slaying the fear of failure. Everyone has the capacity to be creative.

Toward the Future: Adapting to the characteristics of Workforce 2.0


Joe Soap has worked at the same company for the past 15 years. He’s specialized in his job, and has years of experience using the same tools. Joe often arranges classroom-based training for his team so that they too can become specialized in their roles. Just another day at the office? Technology cycles get shorter, and the distance between teams gets longer. This is the changing workforce, and it’s called Workforce 2.0.

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Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?


As your organization is growing, the natural course is for you to take your business across the borders, expanding into new markets and exploring new opportunities. One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is how well equipped is your workforce when it comes to the required skills for entering new markets? To gather the right data, you need to ask the right questions and keep in mind three important tips. .

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Beat the Machines with these 10 Employability Skills for the Future!


Experts are predicting that automation will make its way to the general workforce as early as 2020. With robotics and AI progressing by leaps and bounds within the last decade, we really can’t deny that this might be the future that’s awaiting all of us. In the coming decades, machines will be doing most specialized and manual work; while we humans will need to adapt and move on to new careers. There will also be new skills that hinge on the advances in technology.

Together Everyone Achieves More

CLO Magazine

It provides real experiences and learning opportunities so participants understand how they operate and what they can do differently. Post-recession organizations have emerged into a new normal way of doing business. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, nonfarm payroll employment was 2.9 percent — 4 million jobs — lower in December 2012 than it was at the start of the recession. Choose the right problems.

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21C Workplace Skills and L&D

ID Reflections

I will put up a post on the trip over the coming weekend. For now, I am focusing back on my other passion outside of traveling—workplace learning, enabling performance and social learning. Harold’s post also pointed to a report called Future Work Skills 2020 published by the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute. And is a #mustread for all L&D and workplace learning designers.

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Adjusting our Attitude toward Gen-Y

CLO Magazine

“Gen Y is one of the most diverse demographic groups — one out of three is a minority.” This quote is buried in the USA Today article, “ Generation Y: They came to the workplace with a new attitude.”. The irony is that this article, and thousands of others like it, does nothing but stereotype an entire generation of diverse individuals. Let’s take a look at a few of these characteristics and the evidence the article provides to show them to be true.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations must determine the best way to position their business and people for success; that requires strong global leadership. Whether the organization is large or small, all companies are affected by global events and need leaders savvy in both business and cultural affairs. Today’s leaders — and tomorrow’s — have to be capable of understanding the world and navigating its complexities.