While Zoom and other virtual meeting tools have been a lifeline for remote workforces, managers should consider reducing them where possible to help lessen unnecessary stress and mental drain.
Category: Learning & Development
Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?
In a previous post, we discussed the tremendous economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an article for CNN, Anneken Tappe reported on comments made by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a recent European Central Bank forum, in which Powell suggested that many displaced workers might find that their old jobs are permanently lost in a post-COVID world.
One major change in the workplace as a result of COVID-19 has been the rapid shift to remote work. This has created a bit of a “sink or swim” situation in which employers and employees alike had to figure out how to ensure the remote workforce remained productive and efficient while reducing virus transmission risks.
Employers are feeling free to resume their diversity training plans now that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reportedly suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) restricting how certain employers can conduct training aimed at combating discrimination.
As we turn the corner from 2020 into 2021, there is widespread hope that the new year will be far better than the last. 2020 saw the emergence of a worldwide pandemic and an associated economic disaster, racial and social unrest, and a divisive presidential election.
With organizations engaged in many competing actions and objectives, we’re often inundated with tasks and new initiatives that seem to go on forever. If you’ve ever been in three meetings at once, driven to your next appointment while responding to phone calls, or spent your weekend answering e-mails, you aren’t alone.
The word “paradox” probably conjures up notions of logical puzzles and brain-straining impossibilities—the types of concepts most would want to keep far away from a business and its leaders. But paradoxes do exist, and some suggest that learning to understand and embrace them may be beneficial for developing leadership skills and creativity.
The workforce is full of people with diverse working styles. Some are seemingly obsessed with getting ahead of the game and tackling assignments as soon as possible. Others tend to wait until the last minute.
Everyone has his or her own most effective learning method, whether he or she knows it or not. Some people learn best by sitting through or watching a lecture. Others may learn best by reading a text or an instruction manual. Others may prefer to dive in and learn by doing.
Effective note taking may seem like such a basic skill that it’s too elementary to include in a corporate training program or so fundamental that you’d assume all employees would have already learned it at some point. Unfortunately, that is often not the case.