Simple Ways to Deal with 9 Common Work Problems

Your Training Edge

Today’s organizations are faced with various types of problems regarding their employees. Among these problems, managers are mostly challenged by threats to their workers’ physical and mental health. Many common workplace problems are related to or caused by stress. Occupational stress is a problem recognized by the World Health Organization that affects not only the employees’ performance but their mental and physical wellness as well. Communication problems.

5 Steps to Make your Problem-Solving Process Easier


No matter what kind of job you have, the chances of a problem arising at some point is almost inevitable. If the problem isn’t taken care of immediately with proper action, it could potentially get worse. Here are five steps guaranteed to make your problem-solving process easier.

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5 Steps to Make Problem-Solving Process Easier


No matter what kind of job you have, the chances of a problem arising at some point is almost inevitable. If the problem isn’t taken care of immediately with proper action, it could potentially get worse. Here are five steps guaranteed to make your problem-solving process easier.

Data privacy for learners: What is your policy?

CLO Magazine

Data privacy is an important policy element for any organization, and one that has been receiving more, but perhaps not enough, attention. Honestly, I did not expect this to be a controversial issue, but it has become one in the United States and probably elsewhere. Here is the issue: Some digital content providers ask users to create a personal profile and agree to a user agreement and privacy policy. So, back to your data privacy policy.

5 Points to Consider When Updating Your Anti-Harassment Policies


With the recent slew of high-profile allegations, confessions, and convictions for sexual and workplace harassment, anti-harassment policies have become a “hot button” issue for many companies. To protect your organization, now is a great time to update your harassment policies and procedures. First, we should define the issue at hand. Here are a few steps you can take to update your anti-harassment policies.

Corporate Social Media Policies

Tony Karrer

and is asking about a very important issue. This is a big issue. I've posted before a list of Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Corporate Access that shows that a significant number of corporate policies are to shut down access to the tools. These are problems that I heard during my sessions last week as I mentioned in ASTD Follow-Up. What if employees use social media to publicize HR issues, or to gain "supporters" to their cause?

11 Bad Tech Habits at Work


However, many of these issues actually stem from human error. So, employers need to address this issue directly with standards, policies and trackers to ensure employees only use personal devices during breaks. It’s impossible to see problems and how to fix them if the data is incorrect. Technology has such a massive presence in the way we live and do business today that most people work with it in one form or another every day.

How To Solve Your Executive Compensation Issues With Data


Executive compensation issues are a real pain. Before we get into which data points you should look at, though, a quick note: Executive Compensation Issues Are Complex. Which is why executive pay is such a complicated issue. You might wonder if it’s worth taking the time to get these issues properly sorted. As we’ll see momentarily, large unexplained pay disparities can cause problems like reduced sales and high turnover.

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Beyond Expensive Lawyer Fees and Cheesy Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions Generators with Donata and Hans from Termageddon


How you can go beyond expensive lawyer fees and cheesy privacy policy and terms and conditions generators with Donata and Hans from Termageddon. Termageddon is a generator for privacy policies, terms of service, disclaimers, and end-user license agreements for websites and apps that allows you to be compliant with the latest laws in your area. The terms and privacy policy will also update automatically when new laws that affect your setup are put into place.

5 Ways Gamification Solves Business Problems

Ed App

Who would have thought that badges, levels and leaderboards could be the answer to business problems? We share with you 6 ways gamification solves business problems. Issue: Gartner reported that 70% of business transformation efforts fail due to lack of engagement, often due to employees feeling unvalued. Issue: This Forbes’ article on the retirement of Baby Boomers analyses its projected effect on the future of work for millennials.

Course of the Week Highlight: Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policies and Leadership Skills


Plan, evaluate, and solve problems while also delegating and sharing responsibilities. Identify substance abuse in the workplace, and empower your employees to report issues and get help for themselves. We’re officially into April, and things are getting greener by the day (at least here in Portland!). Start your month off right with big savings from business skills and compliance categories.

The problem with pre-work

Clive on Learning

Yes, because the biggest problem is calling it 'pre-work' in the first place. If necessary, issue reminders. If you believe in this transformation, you've got no choice but to re-think your policies to pre-work. Time and again, trainers tell me that they have trouble getting trainees to complete their 'pre-work'.

A3: What Is the A3 Problem-Solving Method?

Convergence Training

A3 is a problem-solving technique associated with lean manufacturing and used for continuous improvement efforts at many workplaces. In this article, we’ll explain the origins of the A3 problem-solving method, the different steps involved, and even the unexpected story about why it’s called “A3.” It’s also used for things like reporting the status of a project and proposing changes to a policy. Who Created the A3 Problem-Solving Method?

10 Strategies to Improve Employee Relations


Things like employee surveys, resolving workplace conflicts, handling employee complaints, and enforcing policies and standards all fall under employee relations. Common Employee Relations Problems and How They Impact Your Organization. Every business will have compensation issues, from disputes over hours worked to the employee pay raise process. Make sure to get HR involved as soon as an issue arises as well.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

Your data can suffer from a similar problem. Data Purge Strategy vs. Policy. However, I also want to touch on the importance of a data purge policy. With a standards-based policy, you can make the purge process easier to manage consistently in the future. Here’s one clear-and-present reason why many organizations are focusing on a data purge policy. To avoid this issue, create a central repository of documents accessed most often.

Improving Regulatory Compliance Training


Company Policies and Procedures. Compliance training helps employees understand the issues and how to identify and report problems before violations can occur. Business Learning and Development business compliance compliance compliance courses compliance training P&P policies policy and procedure regulatory complianceCorporate and regulatory compliance training is not the most exciting topics for employees.

Policies in eLearning - "Too Much Break Time" Interactive Vignette

Vignettes Learning

For this week’s featured vignette “Too Much Break Time!” , we take a look at the case of Donna, a mid-level manager at a manufacturing company, who’s trying to figure out how to successfully impose a company policy involving Rita. Apparently, the problem began when she started noticing that Rita, a valued team member, is spending way too much time on breaks, and often going over the 15-minutes-a-day company regulation.

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris


Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I’m helping them take these courses and put them online, but the primary issue is not taking their expertise and putting it online, it’s how to market once they’ve got that done. We talk a lot on this show and I go on and on about it, the five hats problems.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

I should preface this by saying and recognizing that there are times, where it is out of your hands, and you have to follow company policy. That said when it involves your employees (and retaining them) and your customers (and increasing sales), you may wish to think of another way to solve the problem, rather than just acquiescing. You have to be the winner here, otherwise, you will end up, being the loser, when this system fails to solve the problem/problems. .

Dysfunctional Practices Lead to Post-MBA Sponsorship Retention Woes

CLO Magazine

In a nutshell, organizations create the post-EMBA sponsorship retention problem with two dysfunctional practices. First, organizations don’t create a centralized, coordinated policy to integrate EMBA sponsorship into the grooming process for promising managers. Let me highlight the first issue with a story. This anecdote highlights a key problem with most organizations’ policies about EMBA sponsorship.

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Should Your Company Offer Unlimited PTO? The Pros And Cons


Employee burnout, and the resulting drop in retention, is a critical problem across U.S. Your time off policies are also important to female candidates , for whom flexibility is second only to compensation when choosing a new employer. While offering unlimited PTO doesn’t mean you can totally refrain from managing the policy, monitoring time taken is generally easier with unlimited PTO — in fact, it can save your HR team more than 50 hours each year from managing employee time off.

The College Oversell Crisis

CLO Magazine

You might think these are policy issues beyond your scope. IBM has a “new collar” jobs slogan: “No Degree, No Problem.” Homepage Commentary & Opinion Homepage Top Story - Right Column Talent Management “new collar” jobs “No Degree Burning Glass Technologies college costs four-year degrees IBM No Problem.” Lee Maxey is CEO of MindMax, a marketing and enrollment management services company.

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Selling Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Our company has added a ton of specifics about this to our employee handbook, so it’s important everyone’s aware of the new policy. ” I suspect this needs a lot more than just converting existing slides, and I’m not convinced that making people aware of the policy is really going to meet his goals. We always avoid doing role plays for issues of discrimination to avoid insulting someone.

Managing the Risks of Social Media in the Workplace

Interactive Services

Security & Privacy Issues. What’s more, data privacy issues can arise when an employee shares or posts information about a colleague, client, or vendor without their permission, even if it’s unintentional. Can they post about industry challenges or problems at work?

Tips to Choose the Ideal eLearning Content Provider for Online Training Program

InfoPro Learning

Inquire about their Work Practices and Policies. Do they have policies in place to handle unexpected ‘emergencies’, such as unplanned revisions that might delay your eLearning course launch? Know about their in-house policies and work practices that will dictate how they’ll interact with your L&D team. Or do they maintain a closed-door policy that prevents your team from providing input throughout the process?

Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners

Experiencing eLearning

The learners should recognize the problems the character is dealing with and ideally share the protagonist’s goal. Mark, a technical writer with mobility issues who requires assistive technology Luisa, the VP of HR and an expert in accessibility issues Cindy, a manager with a team of 8 direct reports. Cindy tries to handle the problem herself without HR, but she causes a costly misstep.

Dealing with vulnerable consumers effectively

Unicorn Training

Selling Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Our company has added a ton of specifics about this to our employee handbook, so it’s important everyone’s aware of the new policy. ” I suspect this needs a lot more than just converting existing slides, and I’m not convinced that making people aware of the policy is really going to meet his goals. We always avoid doing role plays for issues of discrimination to avoid insulting someone.

An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

Our records indicate that our office had contacted your travel agent and had informed them of the rescheduling of the flight, before the commencement of your journey.Due to bad weather (fog) during the winter season in India, specially poor visibility over Amritsar and Delhi airports, all Canada/India/Canada flights were rescheduled for the whole period of December,07 and January,08 so as to arrive/depart Amritsar in the afternoon time when there is no problem of poor visibility (fog).

Resources for Sexual Harassment Prevention in Your Workplace

Interactive Services

Today, many organizations around the world are continuing to shape and reshape their policies, gain a greater understanding of the threats and mistreatment their employees face or could face, and attempt to resolve issues before they become a problem. Still, whether you’re reshaping your workplace sexual harassment prevention policies or building a program from the ground up, it can be difficult to know where to start. Policies: Your company handbook and beyond.

How to Best Train and Track Employees in the Workplace

Your Training Edge

Increased tracking and communication allow feedback to play a prominent role in shaping company policies. They can get status updates and assist quickly in the event of an issue. Bottlenecks no longer cause problems. Time tracking also provides raw data that allows leaders to shape internal policies. Without the right processes in place, it’s tough to earn selling services — however, accurate time tracking alleviates those issues because of integrated billing.

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How to make mandatory training relevant

Making Change

Help the client by asking questions, such as: What problems are you seeing? Was this problem caused by one rogue employee, or is it a bigger issue? Is it limited to a group of employees, or is it really a problem that all employees are causing equally? If there’s really no problem, we shouldn’t create a solution. We need to focus on improving performance, not guarding against problems that experience has shown aren’t likely to occur.

At the edge

Clark Quinn

The problem was too much hierarchy. The issue was solving workplace problems. Here, the issues was getting disparate groups performing similar functions (L&D) to share best principles. Another response to my request for topics asked about moving from the classroom to the ‘fringe’ Here, I have a very simple response: the case studies in Revolutionize Learning & Development.

6 Tips for Writing Training Scenarios


Training classes are an excellent way to communicate new ideas or teach employees company policies and best practices, but when the time comes to put these standards into play, it’s important that your employees understand how to properly execute company policies and that they feel comfortable doing so in a stressful situation. Training scenarios improve employee performance and customer satisfaction.

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3 Reasons Why ELearning Fails


More often than not, the primary reason why an organization implements an elearning program is to either rectify a problem, or to avoid problems. In either case, the idea is to combat these problems with education. To avoid having issues, companies spend a lot of money to create training, set-up learning management systems, and hire a staff of instructional designers to create the content. I suppose one simple way would be to see if the problem(s) still exist.



This workshop has been done for each and every team across Lennox to empower employees at any level to stand up to anything inappropriate and use strategies learnt to deal with such issues. This in turn encourages women employees to speak up if they face any issues.

Applying Leadership to Operations Management

Your Training Edge

If you’re new to an organization, take the time to visit, ask questions, and interview the managers of each area to determine their responsibilities, issues, and processes. In linear terms this is simple, but complex organizations sometimes have issues that are not apparent at first glance. Third, and again elementary, you must learn to solve problems. To use this in the systems view, you must first identify the issues.