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

Chronus 

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. One of the challenges is groupthink–like-minded individuals’ desire for harmony or conformity results in dysfunctional decision-making, clouding the ability to innovate or think outside the box. Why Diversity Matters. Drive Innovation with Formal Mentoring Programs.

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.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus 

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? The list goes on and on.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

found that organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. Mentoring for Minorities.

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

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!

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.

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.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. The relationship match is just part of the overall journey.

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.

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.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy

Everwise

As businesses become increasingly global, it is critical for their leaders to have the cultural know-how to effectively manage team members from around the world. Wherever the talent is coming from, we want them.”. Bridging the Communication Gap.

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. Meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus 

“Women remain underrepresented in the corporate pipeline… At every step, the representation of women declines.” – McKinsey & Company. Despite modern movements to elevate women in the workforce, women continue to experience a significant drop-off in workforce participation from entry level to C-Suite—a 29 percent drop-off to be exact. Why Mentoring Circles? The discussion is led by a circle leader. Download the Ebook Today!

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus 

This past summer, I saw my small cousin waddle over to a phone, unlock the device, and within moments, navigate to cartoons from the comfort of his play pen. As a one-year-old, he had more trouble walking to the device than using it. That’s the trend of things today. The present and upcoming generations crave the knowledge of how to do something now—not later, not in a few years when dues and time have been paid—right now. All it took was five seconds.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Social, Global, Open and Diverse.

Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences

Everwise

Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). As an example, new research has revealed the severity of the gender gap in the boardroom and C-suite in Life Sciences as compared to other industries.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker Training

If talent acquisition, development, and retention are top-of-mind for you as a sales leader, here are 40+ of the best sales training programs to check out! High performers deliver as much as eight times the output of their peers, according to McKinsey. Sandler Training.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. So what can you do to truly train leaders ‘at a distance’?

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Motivating employees close to retirement

Everwise

Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. And by 2035, the U.S. Recognizing the value of older workers.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

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Building an “Everyday Learning” Culture at Discovery

looop

“Looop helps us to deliver fresh learning content to targeted audiences through an easy-to-use mobile-friendly platform. Looop is a key part of our future learning strategy.”. Jennifer Wrigley, Learning and Development Manager, Discovery Communications. Home to more than 50 beloved network entertainment brands reaching over 480 million viewers worldwide, Discovery Communications delivers some of the most captivating content on the air.

The Feedback Phenomenon

CLO Magazine

I hear it over and over from talented women in our Women Unlimited programs: “My work should speak for itself.” By letting their work stand on its own, women are abdicating control of the message their work should send. The result? Rosina L.

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Creating a Women’s Development Program

Everwise

How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership. She offered to share her expertise with our community on how to establish a women’s development program that works for your organization, supports behavior change, creates lasting impact and influences employee retention.

Develop an Innovative Culture for Gen Y

CLO Magazine

The next generation of leaders believe their ability to come up with cutting-edge ideas and contribute in decision-making processes is essential for business growth. “I think this is one of the few times in my life where I can take a risk, so I decided to take it,” he said.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

GLD 4: Training and Coaching Methods

Your Training Edge

Now that you’ve determined how to build your global leadership bench, you must make the determination of which coaching and training methods you’ll use-and begin the process of developing the program. First, consider all of the options available.

12 Practical Ideas to Get Employees Engaged in Training

Pract.us

Keep employees engaged and interested in training with these 12 tips. A great deal of advice for developing training programs focuses on how to get and keep people’s interest. Ensure training is the right answer. Not every problem is a training problem.

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5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning

Mindflash

We are very excited to have a special guest author from across the pond on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of Jordan Bradley, eLearning professional from the UK’s High Speed Training Limited ! 5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning.

How are You Developing Board-Ready Female Leaders?

CLO Magazine

The lack of women on company boards continues to persist, and with all the mechanisms available to boost diversity and the benefits associated with it, there’s no excuse for companies to be struggling in this area. “It’s Both internal and external training is beneficial.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

A few years ago, I was the keynote speaker at a women’s diversity conference. That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. Did we drop the ball?”. The Meritocracy Fallacy.

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Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

The results seemed to prove it. He worked his way up from aspiring academic to public school teacher to corporate instructional designer and eventually into the top learning job at Discover Financial Services, a Chicago-area firm with 17,000 employees. The only problem?

Compliance Training: Doing Something About the Least Popular Training on Earth

Allison Rossett

Compliance training satisfies few who experience it. Not only do we often fritter away this opportunity, I have come to believe that compliance training promotes cynicism about all of workplace learning. Meet the panel. Meet three optimistic and active learning executives.

Creating Multilingual Online Courses is Important for Business Global Outreach

ProProfs

Creating online courses for the purpose of training fresh joiners is not quite an old affair. But imparting knowledge by a mentor is an age-old method, traced back to the 19th century. Read these market figures to understand the importance of online courses.

What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

eLearningMind

You’ve likely heard of a lot of buzzing in the corporate world about Blended Learning and aren’t quite sure how or where to start with this concept. A vast majority of the research done with Blending Learning pertains to the K-12 educational space. Online Lab.

Prove the ROI of Your Organization’s Learning Program

Everwise

With the ever-increasing pace of work, taking a step back to focus on employee development can feel challenging. As a result, employees often lack the opportunity or tools to grow within their companies. Set the Wheels in Motion. Want to learn more about the 70:20:10 ratio?

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