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Agility Is Essential in Corporate Learning

By Bill Neville on Mar 7, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Much like the business world, the realm of corporate learning is experiencing a high-speed transformation. This trend toward more agile production, design, and leadership development is critical in creating the kind of responsive and flexible atmosphere that gets better results quickly. Today we're talking about how agility is particularly essential to corporate learning and development programs.

 

Read on to learn how you can implement these fast-paced changes in your own company for greater impact.

 

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Topics: Corporate Learning

Success Story: A New Factory, a New Training Methodology, a New Beginning

By Bill Neville on Jan 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Our story begins in 2013, when a major global pharmaceutical firm launched a technology transfer project from one of its US factories to a new factory being constructed in Europe.

 

For years the US factory had been the sole producer of the company’s successful drug to combat a persistent blood disease that, at best was a lifelong nuisance and, at worst was potentially fatal. With the patient population growing, and with the drug’s success spurring increasing demand in the global market, the firm realized it was time to expand.

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Topics: Clarity News, Training and Development

Change Management Series: What Are Some of the Top Conflict Resolution Skills?

By Bill Neville on Jan 24, 2017 2:31:00 PM

Conflict resolution is an important set of skills to help employees and management perform at their best when working with other individuals. Nobody works in a vacuum, and we often depend on our interactions with others to get our jobs done. And with varying personalities and different needs and objectives constantly at play, inevitably conflict can arise.

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Topics: Change Management

Are You Using Microblogging as an Effective Learning Technology Tool?

By Bill Neville on Dec 13, 2016 3:01:00 PM

Your employees are often the single greatest training resource available for new hires. But sometimes, it’s hard to get that one-on-one facetime that is so critical to helping people learn the ropes. Even team members who have been around for a while can benefit from the crowd-sourced information available from a larger group of compatriots. Here’s how internal microblogging can tap into that well of information and how it serves as an excelent learning technology tool.

 

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Topics: Tips for Effective Courses

Where Are You?  Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, or Adjourning?

By Bill Neville on Nov 1, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Bruce Tuckman is known for producing the single most quoted models of group development way back in the 1960s. But what held true then still has importance to team models today. Learning about these different stages and where your team fits into the grand scheme of things will help you work and grow together as a single unit. Here are the basics.

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Topics: Leadership Tips

5 Stakeholder Management Tips: (Tip #1 You Don't Have to Manage Them)

By Bill Neville on Oct 11, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Engaging the stakeholders on a project is essential! There are a number of simple ways to keep them engaged, positive, and empowered throughout. You might be surprised that it's actually less work than you might think. So read on to find out what the best ways to align and inspire your stakeholders for long-term project success.

 

 

 

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Topics: Project Management

Micro Learning Made Easy

By Bill Neville on Sep 20, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Have you ever taken a complex skill and broken it down into bite-size pieces?  When you are challenging your team to learn new skills, a bite-size skill may be more manageable. Micro learning is easier and more constructive, particularly in smaller amounts of time, with minimal cost involved. So, how do you set up a positive micro learning environment that is conducive to your business schedule and the amount of learning you need your team to garner?

 

Read on to find out!

 

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Topics: Learning Theories, eLearning

How to Enhance the Productivity of Millennials in the Workplace

By Bill Neville on Aug 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A certain amount of stigma is associated with the millennial generation that is now entering the workforce for the first time. Wisecracks about participation trophies and social media obsessions have negatively influenced the popular impression of the character of millennials. Older generations have expressed doubts regarding their attention span, work ethic, and sense of responsibility.

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Topics: Workplace Best Practices

Tall vs. Flat Hierarchy: Organizing Your Business for Impact

By Bill Neville on Aug 9, 2016 9:40:06 AM

Every business, no matter the size or age, has short-term goals and long-term objectives that help guide it towards realizing its vision. In order to achieve success, an organization must leverage the resources at its disposal as efficiently and effectively as possible to minimize costs and maximize output. The most valuable resource a business has is its employees and, as with physical resources, a company should use its workforce to its full capacity.

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Teaching for All Learning Types

By Bill Neville on Jul 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Individual learning styles gained popularity in the 1970s, as we learned that different people learn best in different modes of learning. It is now widely accepted in the academic community that three main learning styles exist: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. While no individual absolutely subscribes to a single type, most people instinctively favor one to the point where they retain certain types of information better than others.

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Topics: Learning Theories

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