Team Building 101: 5 Tips for Building Successful Work Teams

KnowledgeAnywhere

Did you know the performance of your star employees might be dependent on their team? A Harvard study found that the highest-performing surgeons only performed at their best when supported by a familiar and trusted team. Ensuring that you have cohesive teams in place then, is more important than ever. Fortunately, there are several work team building strategies you can apply to keep your employees happy and productive. Practice Work Skills through Play.

Playing Games on Company Time Is Now a Good Thing

Magic EdTech

In times gone by, companies might give new hires an employee handbook and trust that co-workers would show them the ropes. Judging by the boom in edtech programs, schools have figured out how to use their students’ interest in digital games to increase learning and retention. They may not even be conscious that they are learning, but they are better able to handle the work after completing the game. In today’s world, it is hard to find time during work hours for learning.

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The science of teamwork and true leadership

Matrix

Businesses spend a lot of money on team-building exercises, training programs, games and gimmicks to try and make the members of different teams know each other better, like each other more and ultimately work better together. It’s every manager’s daily challenge to ensure the team is functioning smoothly but each chooses to go about it in different ways. Smaller teams allow for social interactions that lead to bonding, trust and ultimately, efficiency.

The Pros and Cons of Having your Employees Continue to Work from Home

KnowledgeCity

Introduction Remote Work is Trending Pros of Working from Home Cons of Working from Home How to Overcome the Cons of Working from Home Tips for Success Next Steps. But work doesn’t have to feel messy. Many of us have started to adapt to a new work style.

Playing Games on Company Time Is Now a Good Thing

Magic EdTech

In times gone by, companies might give new hires an employee handbook and trust that co-workers would show them the ropes. Judging by the boom in edtech programs, schools have figured out how to use their students’ interest in digital games to increase learning and retention. They may not even be conscious that they are learning, but they are better able to handle the work after completing the game. In today’s world, it is hard to find time during work hours for learning.

Delegating Course Facilitation Duties to Trainees: Benefits and Methods

eFront

Towards the initial days of the eLearning program, certain facilitation responsibilities should be given out to learners. This will ensure that they are motivated to achieve their learning objectives, and continue to remain engaged throughout the eLearning program. In a distance learning world, establishing rapport and strong communication channels, building trust and faith in each other, are some of the first activities mandated by course mentors.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Conventions like ASCII, programming languages, Internet protocol, and encryption were developed for corporate mainframe computers and only later adopted for personal computers. So how do you find the right social platform to enhance your corporate training program? We narrate our work.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Building Competitive Advantage With Talent — Part 1: An Introduction to Talent Strategy,” an April 2015 Bersin by Deloitte report, showed that only about 10-15 percent of companies possess learning and development programs that are properly aligned with strategy and outcomes. Work teams are the primary source of learning about norms, values and expectations. Their expertise can be incorporated into learning programs.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Instead of satisfying art lovers, corporate curation saves enormous amounts of time, keeps teams on the same page, and equips everyone with the latest insights. In a minute I’ll give you the story of a company that saved over fifty million dollars with a low-budget curation program. Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.”

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