learning agility, leadership development

Why Learning Agility Might Be The Most Important Skill For Business Leaders To Hone

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Learning and Development, Learning Trends, The Millennial Workforce

The American philosopher Eric Hoffer said “In times of change, learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

In short, it’s those who are primed to learn and ready to adapt that have the best chance at success.

Today, we call that ability to learn and grow quickly “learning agility,” and it’s a characteristic of some of the greatest minds of our generation. Proving that you can quickly adapt to new ideas separates the true visionaries from those that are simply content to exist in their current state; resting on their current knowledge and relying on old information to coast through their careers.

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How Top Fortune 500 Companies Are Using eLearning to Increase Office Productivity

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Microlearning, The Millennial Workforce

Finding ways to increase productivity is a goal of every business in existence. If your employees seem a little sluggish, it’s not your imagination nor your impatience. According to a 2014 Salary.com survey, a whopping 89 percent of workers admitted to wasting time during the course of their workday, with 62 percent copping to at least 30 minutes of lost time. When broken down by age groups, it’s millennials–employees aged 18 to 32–who waste the most time; between 91 percent and 95 percent report boondoggling at work.

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How To Retain Employees By Giving Them Learning They Want

By | Building A Learning Culture, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, The Millennial Workforce

Your employees are resourceful.

If they want to learn about something, they only need an Internet connection and the willingness to page through an article or two, or watch a quick video. So, what’s stopping them from getting all the information they need from the University of Google instead of utilizing employee resources and learning materials? As it turns out: not much.

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Microlearning or Gamification: Who Wins When It Comes To Millennials?

By | Engage and Retain, Gamification, Microlearning, The Millennial Workforce

Millennials seem to be the talk of the town, and they should be as they are quickly taking over the majority of today’s workforce. Companies worldwide are looking for new ways to connect with, engage, and train these up-and-coming, tech forward leaders, and it can get a bit foggy with all of the different training delivery methods out there. We chose the top two delivery methods we get asked about most often to discuss in this article: Microlearning and Gamification.

If you want an in-depth look at both of these delivery methods we created a Microlearning eBook here, and a Gamification eBook here

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How to Keep Employees Focused and “In the Zone”

By | Engage and Retain, Neurolearning, The Millennial Workforce

We’ve all been there: Whether at a meeting, at their desk, or taking a training module, despite your best efforts, you struggle to keep employees focused. Maybe you’re thinking about what you need to buy at the store on the way home. Maybe you’re daydreaming about your next vacation. Whatever the reason for the wandering, it signifies a deeper problem than disorganized thoughts: It means that you’re not engaged with what’s happening around you.

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Why Understanding Learner Motivation Is Key For Gamification

By | Engage and Retain, Gamification, The Millennial Workforce

Just like eLearning can’t take place without a deep understanding of learner motivation, gamification in employee training won’t work without an understanding of what drives and motivates employees. Just adding points or badges to a learning module is not gamification. Each game mechanic taps into different motivators, so to apply the right ones, you have to understand what motivators you are trying to activate, and how they align to the goal of the learning experience. You can find an in-depth look at how different game mechanics appeal to different key motivators in our eBook here. Read More

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5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning

By | Engage and Retain, Learning Trends, The Latest In Design and Development, The Millennial Workforce

Did you know that if you traveled all Uber trips in just the past five years, it would be roughly the same as a round trip to Saturn? Not bad for a company that started five years and $200K ago. Today, Uber is one of those rare success stories, valued at around $63 billion. And, naturally, there are a myriad of ingredients that contributed to Uber’s success, but a few of them can be directly applied to eLearning programs, too. It might be time to cut the fat, get lean, and use these five tips to operate in the Uber way for better results.

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How to Create Training For Employees That Are Always On The Go

By | Engage and Retain, Microlearning, The Millennial Workforce

Sales reps; casino workers; hospitality employees: If there’s one common thread between these professions, it’s an almost chronic lack of time. That’s because these unconventional employees are constantly in motion, whether it’s closing the deal or offering stellar customer service. Still, these movers and shakers often require training, even if they don’t have the time to sit through something in a conference room.

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How to Move Mountains and Become a Conduit for Leadership

By | Developing Leaders, Learning and Development, The Millennial Workforce

It’s a common challenge for forward-thinking organizations: How do you keep the best candidates for leadership roles in the company? On one hand, fast-tracking individuals could leave them feeling stressed and unprepared, but at the same time, moving too slowly could frustrate potential leaders, causing them to look for opportunities elsewhere.

Change management; leadership training: In our view, it’s one and the same. So how do you become a conduit for leadership? By making leadership more of a strategy and less of a one-time thing, you can easily spot the potential leaders and give them the responsibility they crave. Here’s how.

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