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Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively

ProProfs

Did you know that over 50 percent of employees across the world work outside their office headquarters for at least 2.5 Managing this growing breed of virtual teams training-wise can be challenging but not impossible. 3 Main Areas of Virtual Teams Training.

10 Challenges of a Virtual Team And How To Overcome Them

ProProfs

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. 10 Common Virtual Team Challenges & Their Solutions. Cultural Differences.

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5 Reasons to Encourage a Collaborative Workplace Culture

Coreaxis

A culture of collaboration means that your employees work as a team. Each person’s success is dependent on the rest of the team. In order to complete the big project, everyone must band together and contribute equally. Why should you move from isolation to collaboration? Today we present five reasons to transform your workplace culture. Collaboration breaks down silos between departments out of necessity.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Why Millennials Care About Soft Skills Training

Coreaxis

The global pandemic has changed the way Millennials and Gen Z view their communities, friends, and employers. In this recent Deloitte study, nearly three-fourths of Millennials say the “pandemic has made them more sympathetic toward others’ needs.” Support for Virtual Teams.

Why Every Industry Needs Better Soft Skills Training

KnowledgeCity

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. Technical skills are required for a specific job and they require formal education or training to develop.

The DOs of training virtual global teams

Matrix

The digital revolution has brought about a major shift in the way teams are created. Geography is no longer a factor as people don’t have to be in the same office in order to efficiently work on the same project. This comes with a lot of advantages: people can have great job opportunities without having to relocate or commute, while companies get to hire the best talent without great logistic expenses. The DOs of training virtual global teams.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2021

Limestone Learning

Here we are in the throes of tax season, waiting with bated breath for vaccine news, recovering from housefuls of kids over spring break — and trying to cram a full work week in before the Easter Bunny comes. Is capability the same as competency? Who writes the test questions?

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Getting the Training Blend Right

Interactive Services

Your learning and development team has been tasked with designing an organization-wide global compliance training rollout. Since you are looking for a solution that’s available to all employees worldwide and is easy to track and monitor, you’ve decided to go with e-learning. Given the global reach required, this is certainly the best choice – right? It might meet your efficiency and tracking requirements, but it may not be the only solution.

Getting Your Compliance Training Blend Right

Interactive Services

Your learning and development team has been tasked with designing an organization-wide global compliance training rollout. Since you are looking for a solution that’s available to all employees worldwide and is easy to track and monitor, you’ve decided to go with e-learning. Given the global reach required, this is certainly the best choice – right? It might meet your efficiency and tracking requirements, but it may not be the only solution.

Characteristics of a successful virtual leader of an invisible team

Matrix

When I first came across this concept of ‘invisible team’, I instantly thought of the instance in Lord of the Rings when Aragorn has to go into battle with an immense army of ghosts. He does so wonderfully and they kick the behinds of some really bad looking creatures who want to destroy all nice life in Middle Earth. Unfortunately, unlike in the story, there isn’t some magic sword to make everyone rally and march successfully towards the desired objective.

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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. What are the experiences (e.g.

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

eFront

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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How Zapier motivates and engages their remote workforce

TalentLMS

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

TalentLMS

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.

5 Tips for Cultivating a Happy Workplace

AthenaOnline

Many companies are looking for ways to create a happy workplace and reap the benefits of the productivity gains that come with it. Unfortunately, “happy” is a subjective and difficult to define term, especially when it comes to the workplace. While it’s certainly true that many employees describe themselves as “happy” and apply the same label to their organization, the precise meaning of this term can vary from person to person.