Tag: employee training

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The Impact of Social Dynamics on Training

Social dynamics play an often subtle role in people’s everyday lives. Whether the context is the classroom, the office, the grocery store, or the local watering hole, humans tend to modify their behavior based on their perceived place in the social hierarchy of those present. The same kind of effect is present in other animals, […]

leadership

5 Ways Business Leaders Can Unify Teams During Trying Times

With world conflicts, pandemic concerns, political issues, societal differences, and economic factors weighing heavily on people’s minds, it can feel overwhelming and affect mental and emotional well-being. Juggling professional and personal responsibilities on top of it all can take a toll on even the healthiest of human beings. During times of tragedy and instability, the […]

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The Therapeutic Effect of Small Tasks

Many readers are probably guilty of using one chore as an excuse to avoid another—cleaning the kitchen instead of doing one’s taxes; organizing one’s office instead of getting started on tedious reports; or online shopping for “necessities” instead of updating the slide deck for an upcoming presentation. OK, that last one is a bit of […]

skills

Upskilling Versus Re-Skilling

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation, companies around the world have been faced with changes in the skills necessary to succeed, as well as more difficulty in hiring new staff or replacing departing employees. Many employers have resigned themselves to the idea that they can’t easily bring on new staff […]

perfectionism

When Good Enough Is Better than Great

It’s natural for hard-chargers and go-getters to be perfectionists. Every project must be a stellar accomplishment, every presentation must be flawless, and even e-mails must be perfect. When necessary and appropriate, that drive for perfection is an admirable trait and one managers can appreciate. Quest for Perfection Carries Costs Although it’s great to perfect, there’s […]

The Art of Reporting Up

Employees often bemoan the symptoms of poor communication with their superiors. This might include feeling like they aren’t getting the recognition for their good deeds or are getting blamed for things beyond their control. Or it might include feeling like the superior is simply out of touch and doesn’t appreciate the needs of the employee. […]

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Jazzing Up Long E-Mails

“This meeting could have been an e-mail” has been a common office joke; the idea is that rather than use up workers’ valuable time, the information could have simply been presented in an e-mail. But consider what an entire meeting’s worth of information would look like in e-mail format: a long, dense manuscript many are […]

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An Easy Fix to Too Many Tabs

Many browser users struggle with a common problem: a multitude of open browser tabs. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that can help clean up browser windows and organize frequented pages. The Impact of Too Many Tabs Although it’s a minor issue, having a large number of browser tabs open can have its drawbacks. For one, […]

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Why Meaningful Learning Can Yield Meaningful Results

In 2022, with the average employee focusing on any 1 task for just 3 minutes, employers must find ways to make information fresh and fun and steer away from the traditional dry lectures and draining assessments. Additionally, in a recent study, nearly 55% of respondents indicated that a people strategy with a solid training process […]

Don’t Forget the Chat Feature on Videoconferencing Tools

Teams engaged in external calls with customers, vendors, business partners, or others should leverage the built-in chat features present in most videoconferencing tools to help recreate some of the in-person conversation from the pre-COVID days. Sidebar Conversations in a COVID World While many are enjoying the freedom and flexibility that come with working remotely, when […]