The Top 3 ingredients for motivating employees in tough times

Matrix

Read more: The role of leaders in building trust within the organization. Employees feel motivated when they can see the results of their work and have the resources to grow both personally and professionally. Motivation science tells that trust can be built by showing trust first.

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Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

Mostly, business as usual at work and crisis situations at home took my time and attention. Because I love what I do (and I am hugely fortunate in that sense), it’s very easy to let my work consume me and my time. Much has been written about priorities and work life balance — especially for women. To strike a work-life balance, work from home as much as possible (most of the time). This taught me a few things about work, technology and myself.

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Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

ScholarLMS

They also learn to share their knowledge and apply it suitably when working as a group. Learners tend to grow together, imbibing and building on each others’ knowledge, once they are comfortable with the idea of collaborative learning. Share experiences and knowledge.

Why You Should Embrace The Gig Economy For Strategic Advantage

EI Design

Embrace the gig economy work structure for a strategic advantage over out-dated workflow practices. But managers and HR departments tend to operate from a perspective of fear, convinced that employees can only complete work if they’re supervised in an office. It makes sense to insist that employees all work next to each other on a factory assembly line. This new paradigm is optimized for knowledge work, like L&D. They can work virtual of other team members.

Get Employee Onboarding Right

Everwise

The onboarding practices of the past – completing checklists of tasks, filling out forms, and even watching old grainy compliance tapes – may no longer cut it, particularly in industries like knowledge work, where talent (and therefore turnover) is very expensive. Help new hires develop accountability and trust by giving them a voice in establishing, measuring and reporting on onboarding goals. The typical new hire process.

A new model for training

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

To be effective today they need to be constantly probing and trying out better ways of work. Management’s job is to assist this dynamic flow of sense-making and to respond to workers’ needs, within a trusted network of information and knowledge sharing. The main objective of the new training department is to enable knowledge to flow in the organization. Sensing patterns and helping to develop emergent work and learning practices.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun. Frederick Taylor uses time-and-motion studies to find the one best way to do individual pieces of work. That works when the world is stable, and things remain the same over time.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At the same time, we are shifting into an era in which knowledge work and learning occur where re-engineered business processes collide with a participative and interactive ecology of information flows. The working definition of ROII is the observable development of capacity and capability to create economic values out of intangibles. An overarching caveat here: Strategist and practitioner Stuart Henshall said trust is critical. “It’s

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete. The infrastructure for working smarter is called a workscape. It’s not a separate function so much as another way of looking at how we organize work.

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