Ergonomics Study Reveals Complex Requirements for Modern Working Styles

Everwise

Ergonomics, or the process of designing an office based on the personal needs of employees, has long been viewed by scientists as the solution to consistent work output for modern businesses. Several studies have linked the practice to increased productivity, reduced work-related injuries and high job contentment. Collaborative Work. For example, a programmer could be working on a project with designers in a conference room for hours leading up to lunch.

Who’s Leading Innovation?

CLO Magazine

Leaders are critical to create and sustain an innovation culture, but new research suggests they also might be the weakest link. Late 2008 not only marked the beginning of the Great Recession, but a pivotal moment when many CEOs began neglecting innovation — the engine that drove their organizations’ growth up to that point — to focus on cost-cutting, retrenchment and, in many instances, survival. When leaders do what they need to, innovation thrives.

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Managing eLearning: Fall Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

Flexibility – Having the web as your work space means you can work on eLearning anytime, anywhere, on any device. Collaboration – As work styles have moved more toward teamwork and collaboration, using cloud authoring makes team collaboration on projects easier and more productive. Web Courseworks is proud to present our Managing eLearning Fall Thought Leaders Series.

Pros and Cons of Enabling Mobile Workforce into Your Business

Infopro Learning

More and more organizations are embracing remote work environments. million Americans currently work remotely right now (1). Enabling remote work breaks down geographical barriers that could exclude potential candidates for employment.

Simple Ways to Design an Office that Attracts Top Talent

Your Training Edge

Companies like Google and Nike have raised the bar for workplace innovation. Productivity, efficiency and subsequent return on investment is the number one factor we work to – it has a huge effect on all aspects of your business. Avoid using over stimulating and distracting colours and textures that bother your employees and keeps them from concentrating on their work. Outdated equipment can hold up your work for hours on end and make your team frustrated.

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Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

Gyrus

Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook. There will be a constant focus on new and innovative ways to connect with learners through social, informal and creative methods transforming the way learning is delivered and perceived.

Learning Solutions Series: Web Conferencing Solutions Not Just for Meetings Anymore

InsiderHub

Collaborative technologies are becoming increasingly in demand, driven by: a continuing workplace transformation as flexibility in work styles is imminent rapid and persistent changes in technology, and the speed of innovation among businesses the constant demand to improve productivity All of this is forcing web conferencing solutions to grow and evolve from “simply” online meetings to sophisticated social and collaborative platforms.

Best Time Management Practices Used by CEOs and How You Can Use Them Too

KnowledgeCity

Finding success as a business professional generally requires dedication to learning and improving for the sake of innovation and success, and part of this process should be focused on time management. There’s no doubt that CEOs work hard and work often.

The Future of Work: As Gartner Sees It

Upside Learning

Earlier today, I stumbled on this bit of research on the Gartner site; while it dates back to August there’s some interesting speculation about the Future of Work. People will swarm more often and work solo less. They’ll work with others with whom they have few links, and teams will include people outside the control of the organization,”. “In Gartner points out that the world of work will probably witness ten major changes in the next ten years. Work swarms.

DAN PONTEFRACT – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Dan is author of “ Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ” and is currently at work on the follow-up book. He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like.

Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Dan is author of “ Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ” and is currently at work on the follow-up book. He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like.

Employee Engagement ROI: Taking a Long-Term Perspective

Everwise

workers are not engaged at work. Instead of focusing on the engagement scores sitting in front of them, they are taking a broader, deeper look at redesigning the employee experience to create a place where people want to come work each day. LinkedIn hosts internal and external “HR hackathons,” where employees can help break down and rebuild the HR function to be more effective and reflect the work that they really do (and need to do).

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself. Based on a work at tom.spiglanin.com.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. A lot of these changes were brought about by the evolution of technology, but there’s also been a substantial change in the nature of jobs and, more recently, the changing nature of work itself. Based on a work at tom.spiglanin.com.

How top HR organizations create engaging learning in VR

STRIVR

In an evolving workplace, many companies have employees that span up to five generations, with a wide range of work styles and expectations for learning. Some of the largest companies in the world, including Verizon, JetBlue and Walmart, have transformed HR practices through the use of innovative new technology like Virtual Reality (VR). Soft skills are more important at work than ever. The majority of today’s workforce was raised on digital technology.

VILT Software: A Perfect Match for Today’s Instructors

ReadyTech

Not only does enhanced learning and knowledge sharing translate into innovative ideas and solutions, but a well-trained workforce produces high-quality products and services. With VILT, there is no inconvenience from travel, such as missing important family events, missing actual work, managing lost productivity from traveling to training locations, and dealing with the stress of being away from home. And here’s why: VILT software enables instructors to work from anywhere.

The Switch

Melon Learning

Successfully hurdling through various working styles and viewpoints was key. I see how technology nowadays empowers training and development professionals to overcome seemingly impossible tasks and find alternative and innovative solutions that help their internal clients achieve great results in a quick and efficient way. I also see how learning is drastically different compared to only 6-7 years ago, when I was faced with the challenge of finding an innovative solution.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

Check work samples to evaluate the quality of their output. Ask for profiles of development team members who may work on your project. You would be better off to have employees (as against vendor’s contractors) working on your projects. Understand their development processes and see how well would they work with your setup. Understand their working style.

From basketball courts to Nintendo rooms, here are 9 of Chicago’s hottest tech offices

mLevel

How the space informs company culture: Our space was designed to help us celebrate our industry, promote gratifying relationships with colleagues, and simply provide for a highly supportive and rewarding work environment. We’ve mixed obvious physical features that refer back to live event venues along with a layout that promotes interaction and provides for distinct work spaces for collaboration and entertainment, loaded with monitors, couches and white board walls.

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5 Ways L&D Can Adapt to the Evolution of Employees - Tip #197

Vignettes Learning

There’s an interesting book that talks about the future of work by Jacob Morgan titled The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. In his book, he urges organizations to "rethink and challenge everything they know about work.” Morgan mentions that the demographics of employees are changing and so, too, are their work styles, beliefs, and attitudes. Here’s how it works: 5.

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A guide for SMEs and IDs: 6 steps to enhancing eLearning

Aptara

By reading it before beginning core work, an ID gains the SME's respect, increases credibility, and saves time by preventing the SME from having to walk the ID through basic information. Establish the course's purpose SMEs and IDs must work together to define the course's goals (i.e. Work well together SMEs and IDs, like any other individuals, have preferred working styles and approaches, especially in regard to: Communication (email, phone, in-person meetings, etc.).

Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. to be competitive with other countries, we have to bring our whole selves to work and embrace our differences. After that is a secondary level which includes religion, income, language, work style, education, work experience, relationship status, recreational habits and family.

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Cornerstone OnDemand

Janet Clarey

I met Charles Coy, Director, Product Marketing, at our 2008 Innovations in Learning Conference (Cornerstone OnDemand was a sponsor). I can tell you that’s he’s passionate about his work. ’ Via an email interview, I spoke with Charles about what Cornerstone OnDemand is working on and look forward to viewing a demo of their new release in December.