Grappling with Groups

Clark Quinn

However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. As my kids complained, on group projects some team members will reliably slack, letting the most driven student do the work. Is the work being tracked in any way?

Issue 74

A Culture Where Individuals Can Do Their Best Work

Learning Wire

For organizations to thrive, they must create cultures where individuals are encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. Every week, we hear of people working in rigid organizational cultures that don’t support their natural work styles.

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I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Each has its own culture that derives from its mission, vision, values, and the people who work there. Every employee has his or her own roles, responsibilities and work style, but he or she seldom works in isolation, even if working individually.

Encourage Social Learning to Improve Corporate Culture

Pract.us

People who don’t trust each other will not work well together. Plus, they won’t enjoy working with each other and won’t go the extra mile for the team. And when team members help each other learn, they develop feelings of mutual good will. Strengthen team cooperation.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

Effective global leadership takes strong leadership skills to the next level, said Goujon, who has worked with and managed teams in different parts of the world for much of his life.

Are You Taking Time for a Second Look?

CLO Magazine

The booming market of nontraditional and continuing education is filled with many people who are now working toward degrees because they got sidetracked earlier in their studies. CLOs can’t look at people, work styles, educational backgrounds or results in a singular way.

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How To Use Mobile Learning To Increase Employee Engagement And Boost Performance

Adobe Captivate

Working styles and preferences in organizations are undergoing a sea change. Taking the mobile route to working is catching up big time. Modern-day employees expect a lot more from trainings. Organizations need flexible and exciting approaches to keep them hooked.

Distance Learning Tips for The Remote Worker

Mindflash

It is estimated that 63 million Americans will work remotely in 2016, which is more than a third of the total workforce. As workplace flexibility becomes more important and technological capacities increase, companies are hiring more telecommuters and allowing more current employees the option to work from home. This new work structure brings with it new challenges for training personnel.

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.

How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready

Mindflash

The day is not too far when the concept of a company campus or an office where everyone comes in to work and leaves during highly overlapping hours becomes a thing of the past. Strong trend of employers seeing flexible time as a direct influence on high productivity and work satisfaction and movement towards integrating these into their work style.

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. In 2014, his team became a 9-time winner of the prestigious ‘ATD BEST’ award.

GLD 2: Defining Leadership Across Cultures

Your Training Edge

In the sense of training and development, a culture is the attitudes, experience, and work styles of any like group of people. For example, work styles and attitudes are different in South Florida than they are in the Mid-Southern states, and so on.

4 Learning Management Systems to Bridge Generation Gaps in Offices

TOPYX LMS

Each group comes from a dramatically different background, which can lead to variations in work styles, along with other variations. Through the use of the right Learning Management Systems (LMS), businesses can ensure everyone has the same advantage as they start work each day.

4 Learning Management Systems to Bridge Generation Gaps in Offices

TOPYX LMS

Each group comes from a dramatically different background, which can lead to variations in work styles, along with other variations. Through the use of the right Learning Management Systems (LMS), businesses can ensure everyone has the same advantage as they start work each day.

Who’s Leading Innovation?

CLO Magazine

This is of particular concern as some things leaders must do fall beyond, and may conflict with, their normal work styles. Leaders are critical to create and sustain an innovation culture, but new research suggests they also might be the weakest link.

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Recipe For Disaster

Nick Leffler

To put this into context, imagine working with a new application being developed within an organization. What better way to look at the success a working out loud mentality can bring you than to look at the alternative. Work in Silos. What better way to make sure nobody knows what anybody else is doing than to separate everyone’s work? Make sure nobody has visibility into anybody else’s work, wouldn’t want to give away the surprise!

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

mLevel

Design philosophy: We think of our office as our home turf, so we wanted to make sure it sets our team up for success on both a professional and personal level. Design philosophy: We wanted to play up what already made One North a great place to work: the people.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?

Use Employee Health As a Performance Engine

CLO Magazine

The 2012 Towers Watson “Staying @ Work Survey Report” stated, “This year’s survey results show a strong link between highly effective health and productivity strategies and strong human capital and financial results.” Essentially, if employees engage in healthy behaviors, they are more likely to bring their best energy and selves to their work and teams, which fuels business performance.

The Difference Between a Coach, Mentor, and Consultant?

Your Training Edge

Finally, we must determine the scope of the person’s work. Coaches appear in various forms, such as professional, life, relationship, and sports team coaches. Many mentor relationships are self-selected – keep in mind that a coach is usually assigned to a person or a team, whereas mentor relationships usually spring from mutual interests, work styles, and histories.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. For business owners, this can be a great opportunity to get in touch with employees and make work meaningful.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

Sometimes they choose a vendor without proper evaluation only to end up having a bad experience – missed deadlines, shoddy output & unprofessional teams. Check work samples to evaluate the quality of their output. Understand their working style.

How Praxair Grooms Tech Talent for Business Roles

CLO Magazine

These products use short presentations, team breakouts and a computer program to standardize team input. The use of role-plays allows teams to interact with internal and external resources critical to the company’s success. • Teams make decisions on a quarterly basis.