Tag: evaluation


The Impact of Individual Learning Styles on L&D Outcomes

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.


Teaching Critical Thinking

In a previous post, “Why Critical Thinking Is So Important,” we discussed the importance of critical thinking at all levels of an organization.


7 Sources of Employee Feedback You Should Explore ASAP

As a learning and development (L&D) professional, you’re probably aware of how important it is to share feedback with employees regarding their performance. But it’s also important that you receive feedback from them, too, regarding their learning experiences and preferences. Otherwise, you could wind up implementing L&D and training initiatives that yield consistently low returns […]


Deconstructing the Career Conversation

A variety of companies have realized the importance of creating a learning culture—one that values continuous learning as an ingredient for success for both the organization and the employee. In fact, “the single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of an organization’s learning culture,” says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by […]


Pros and Cons of Employee Self-Assessments

Both employees and managers perform better when they receive regular feedback, and employees state that they desire more feedback from their bosses, leading many organizations to get rid of their annual employee performance reviews or supplement them with more regular forms of employee feedback, like employee self-assessments.


Effectively Offering Financial Incentives to Employees

Since the early 2000s, seminal studies have revealed that employees aren’t actually motivated by compensation and financial incentives alone, although they both help some. But still, most Human Resources managers and learning and development professionals believe that to retain employees and keep them engaged, they must pay them more or offer them more ways to […]


Implementing After-Action Reviews

In a previous article, we discussed the concept of After-Action Reviews (AARs), a military practice that involves extensive analysis of training events after the fact.


What We Can Learn from the Military’s AAR

Businesses and the employees who populate them are often so busy moving from project to project that they don’t have time to sit down and evaluate what went well and what went wrong.