Advantages of Blended Learning over Traditional eLearning Methods

Hurix Digital

Rich media formats such as video/audio files, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are now being used to hold the learner’s attention span and make learning more engaging and effective. While it is good to have access to learning material on the move, instructor-led team learning in the confines of a physical classroom is essential to collate different skill sets and ensure team learning for optimal results. Better information and feedback on work.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present.

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5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development


Tracking Performance : A training program is not effective unless the progress is tracked. The more information you have about each work team operations and the employee’s profiles, the more accurately you can make suggestions to improve training effectiveness and tailor the learning experience. If you want to know more ways to improve training and development or are interested in some of the tools we have mentioned, do not hesitate to contact our team.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

And right now I’m working with the Coherent Organization model and looking at the implications for decisions. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks. An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices.

Your Employees Want You to Show Your Appreciation for Them


This type of thankfulness is important both in your personal life, and in your work life. For this reason, you should be sure to include your employees and work team on this year’s Thanksgiving gratitude list, as they contribute immeasurably to the success of your company. Furthermore, 81 percent said that they feel motivated to work harder when their boss is actively appreciative of the work they do. How to Effectively Communicate Gratitude to your Team.

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Maximize Your Potential as an Influential Leader


You may have employees who report to you, but are you influencing them in an effective way? Being an influential leader is about getting results out of your work team and being able to effectively stimulate change when needed. You are positive and happy – charisma is a common trait that people recognize in effective leaders. An emotionally mature leader is not volatile or antisocial, but rather works with people with an element of patience and understanding.

Your Organization Needs Better Diversity and Inclusion Training Now


There are many methods for providing top-notch Diversity and Inclusion training, but the most effective programs have key characteristics that have proven results. Inclusion is similar to diversity, except it focuses more on the work environment rather than the demographic makeup.

Your Employees Deserve Better Training in 2020


Picture the following scenario: it’s early on a Friday morning and you usher your work team into the conference room for their quarterly group training activity. Your team seems low energy and not terribly committed to your presentation. You wonder to yourself, “how can I improve my team’s engagement… how can I get them to absorb this important information?” Luckily, there are ways to change up your employee training that can successfully engage your team.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The learning cognoscenti know there are no shortcuts to effective learning. If sales managers want their inside sales team to conduct powerful discovery, they’ve got to teach an approach, listen to tapes, let reps self-evaluate, give feedback, listen to more tapes, give more feedback, and so on. The pace of change is making it difficult for your organization to compete effectively in the marketplace unless the organization is constantly learning.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. In fact, the lack of attention to this topic was the reason I founded Work Literacy in June of 2008.

9 Things You Need to Know about Organizational Change


The organizations at the highest levels of effectiveness are 3 times more likely to spend time and effort considering behaviors which drive success rather than program cost. Examples can be training on communication for managers, interviews and analysis during the project to see if the change story is working, and so on. 77% of workers at “high effectiveness organizations” say managers explain the reasons for change well, versus only 7% at “low effectiveness organizations.”.

Your next employee training techniques are on this list!(Part 2)


Hands-on learning (which can also be called as on-the-job-training), exposes the learner to real-life work scenarios. Employee training techniques like these make sure that learning is not limited to inside the classroom, but is also demonstrated (and assimilated) during work itself. Experiential learning applies the theories discussed and the competencies developed in the classroom to the actual work environment. When is experiential learning most effective?

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life.

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5 Tips for Setting Up an Employee Training and Development Plan


A good training program will address the individual employee’s needs in relation to their work , helping them to feel more confident in the importance and value of what they produce. Since we know what the benefits are, how do we go about creating an effective training and development plan? Clearly, someone who works in the sales department will require different tools in their skill set compared to someone else in engineering.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Adoption in the Enterprise - It's Personal Adoption Pendulum As I do presentations where I discuss Tools and Methods for Knowledge Work , I find myself wondering about adoption levels of these tools, and the following pendulum definitely describes how my feelings swing back and forth: Social Software Deployment Levels Over the past few years, there's definitely been greater deployment of social software in the Enterprise.

Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

Through blog comments and blog posts, an interesting conversation is emerging around – Conversations as Part of Concept Work. It somewhat started with my post Reduce Searching Start Talking where I suggest that there are points in our concept work where we need to be ready to move from search to conversation. " Or more broadly, when is each kind of method appropriate given a specific concept work need.

How to Recognize Workplace Conditions that Contribute to Sexual Harassment


Organizations have been working hard to make sure that both their employees and their companies are protected from sexual harassment allegations by targeting the problem at its source. Let the numbers speak for themselves: 85 percent of women report that they have been sexually harassed at work. The Effects of Sexual Harassment on the Workplace. For individuals who face sexual harassment in their lives, the effects can be far-reaching. Common mental health effects.