Billions of dollars are wasted on training with no evidence of transfer to workplace behavior. Training has so much potential, but does not produce the expected results. Too often training has been using inappropriate methodology, following fads, ignoring
Features This Issue
Seeing the big picture often comes from surprising places. There is a famous Indian parable of six blind men who come across an elephant.
Leadership training for managers and executives dominates the industry while new hires are almost entirely ignored.
Talent development initiatives may fulfill some organizational objectives, but long-term sustainability of these initiatives is an often overlooked variable. Applying the Surround Strategy Model to view incoming requests through four organizational lenses
The skills gap in business is real, and hiring talent isn’t doing enough to solve it. According to the “New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages” report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), about two out of every
Most organizations with a dedicated learning and development function have a solid offering of training and development opportunities for hard skills and functional competencies, and soft skills and leadership competencies.
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Rapid technological change means we face a very real digital competence gap in the coming years—a period in which technological capabilities accelerate so swiftly that talent and knowledge can’t keep up.
It’s easy to imagine the scenario. A customer makes a new software purchase for her business unit. She finds tons of resources to help her get started with the product, but she doesn’t understand where to begin
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Best practices for developing effective training programs.
Thought Leaders This Issue
Learning and development teams around the globe are responsible for planning training programs that will close the gap on employee performance.
We are locked in discussion about the millennials, what they offer, what they need and how to guide them in their career journeys. I’m reluctant to label any group based on a range of birthdates.
In these times of tremendous economic uncertainty and volatility, today’s new and relevant skills are tomorrow’s archaic and irrelevant competencies.
Throughout history, there have been various gaps: racial, gender, income, education, skills gaps, etc. Society today is not any different.
Our mentor, Dr. Paul Hersey, used to explain the variables associated with effective leadership through the eyes of this equation: L (e) = f(S) F; TM; P; OC; E; E …
Traditional workplaces are changing. Employees are working remotely more than ever and have access to almost any information at their fingertips.
Employees need continuous development and feedback to be successful. They look to their employers to provide them with the necessary tools and resources they need to improve their performance. Reaching your full potential is a two-way street.
PwC recently published its 20th Annual CEO Survey. For the past 20 years, global CEOs have been asked what they consider to be the greatest risks facing their business.
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Health care is in the midst of a rapid change, requiring leaders to quickly acquire the leadership skills essential for success in today’s ever-changing environment. PeaceHealth, a regional health care system with 800+ leaders across three states, 10
Cross-cultural training poses a myriad of challenges for instructional designers and facilitators beyond what they encounter on domestic initiatives. In cross-cultural learning environments, people bring different values and viewpoints based on their
Most writings on training evaluation focus on the best ways to measure training impact and show how the training function influences the business. Of course, the objective of training evaluation is not only to deliver data reports, but to use that data to
Since it was founded in 2013, Learning Technologies Group (LTG) has been consolidating training businesses with the aim of creating a full-service agency. With its latest acquisition, NetDimensions, it seems to have accomplished that goal.