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29th Jan 2018
No reason to fear training staff. Does anyone think that trying to keep employees down is a good long-term strategy? The possibility of doing training in the future is a reason to stay. And a training experience can be vital to keeping a longstanding employee who might be starting to feel bored and unchallenged.
11th Jan 2018
Gamification is happening all the time, so you might as well get on board sooner rather than later. People are naturally drawn to online activities that are fun and visual.
23rd Dec 2017
Just goes to show that people go to university for more reasons than to build job-ready skills.
14th Dec 2017
Interesting ideas here. I've noticed that business studies is often the area where online courses are the most innovative and engaging. Perhaps this has something to do with the skills and thinking of the instructors. Marketing and teaching skills certainly have complementarities.
13th Dec 2017
A further advantage of accredited training is that it is associated with greater learning effort and outcomes. People study harder when there is a reward at the end of the course.
2nd Dec 2017
elearning may be imperfect but it's a step up from 'book learning', which is essentially what happens at universities and colleges around the world.
Good courses are now highly interactive (it's 2017 and the article appeared in 2010). They use videos, animations, interactive quizzes, etc. And students use chatrooms to engage with each other. The potential of this form of training is still a long way from being reached.
1st Dec 2017
The younger generations have been raised on praise and seldom are critiqued. So the bar in terms of maintaining esteem and confidence is higher than ever. As a manager, you need to offer plenty of praise as well as constructive comments because, really, an essential part of your job is coaching.
17th Nov 2017
Completely agree that culture is essential to innovation in large organisations. Leaders need to establish a group habit of avoiding knee-jerk criticisms of ideas. If you want to hear naysayers, just throw up an innovative idea in a room full of senior executives. In small companies, you can implement and test ideas without having to go through the arduous process of getting every cynic on board with the proposal.