The New England Patriots “have no succession plan for Tom Brady,” the headline said. “New England has no backup plan for a quarterback,” said the commentator.
Will the economy slow down? Will yet another industry get disrupted? Will robots finally take over the world? There are many unknowns when it comes to 2020, but one thing is certain: Managers will matter more than ever.
Broadly speaking, there are two primary forms of training used by most organizations. The first involves structured training during designated instruction periods by assigned, often full-time, instructors using some combination of lecture, assigned course material, and examination. This classroom-style training would not be unfamiliar to any high school or college student.
One of the most fundamental conflicts in the world of employee training is the balance between cost and effectiveness. While companies certainly want to implement successful training programs that will reliably and effectively impart essential knowledge and skills to employees, they also obviously want to avoid breaking the bank on training.
Businesses in the United States compete in a top-notch, knowledge-based economy against both domestic and global rivals. For the most part, competitive advantage is based not on having the best machinery, the most productive land, or the greatest access to natural resources but on having the best people: the smartest, the most driven, the most […]
Anytime a real-world example can be provided to trainees, companies should try to find a way to leverage it to reinforce training and highlight key principles, policies, or concepts. But mistakes, in particular, can be valuable examples for several reasons.
By now, professionals across industries and business sectors know that technology is quickly transforming the modern-day workplace. And if they want to remain competitive, they must adopt tech-friendly workplace cultures.
Many organizations like Boeing and Apple already rely on challenge-based learning to train and develop their workforces. And with the steady pace of advanced technological innovation and automation in the workplace, other organizations are also beginning to implement this type of learning for their employees.
One skill any great HR and people ops leader should have is being able to roll out information in a way that people notice it, remember it, and apply it. In the world of cognitive psychology, we call these attention, retention, and transfer skills.
It’s hard enough finding new employees with the potential to excel in an organization’s work environment. But on top of the basic recruitment, employees also need to be trained and kept engaged to ensure they can perform to their full ability—and that they will remain productive.