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Use L&D to Build a Culture of Support For Your Business Strategy

By Herb Tieger on Feb 14, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Your learning and development programs can be an amazing source of support for your business strategy. They offer a way for leadership to nurture and shape the minds and culture of the employees who will be the foundation of the business in the coming years.

 

Here are just a few examples of how you can gain support for your unique vision and strategy by weaving it in to the professional development programs your company sponsors.

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Topics: Business Strategy

Feedback is Essential in the L&D Process Playbook

By Herb Tieger on Feb 7, 2017 3:03:00 PM

Feedback is arguably the holy grail within the world of corporate training  and development. It's often high value, actionable, and comes at a low cost of acquisition. Feedback can give you the opportunity to self correct quickly and effectively is you are not on the right course (whether with customers or partners). The best part is that many people are happy to provide feedback because they know that it can directly impact their own experience, creating a mutually beneficial "win-win" scenario.

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Topics: Corporate Training

Change Management Series: Lead People Through Change, Don't Just Manage the Change

By D.J. Mendonca on Jan 31, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Change is a difficult time for both organizations and individuals. It takes strong leadership to navigate through disruption successfully. But luckily, good leadership is definitely achievable, as long as you approach the task with an open and receptive mindset.

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Topics: Change Management

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

Change Management Series: How Do You Foster Partnerships in Your Business?

By Serafim Mendonca on Jan 17, 2017 3:01:00 PM

In part 2 of our series on Change Management, we would like to talk about partnerships and how they can help you grow your business. Just as in your individual career, your business thrives on the partnerships you develop. There are so many companies in the market today, each with their own specialties, their unique IP, their niche verticals, and their rock star talent pool. Obviously, the nature of competition is competitive but, partnerships are also a powerful marketing tool. How do you build that level of trust and create the win-win collaborations that put your business on another level?

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Topics: Change Management

Change Management Series: Plan to Succeed!

By Brianne Bailey on Jan 10, 2017 3:03:00 PM

Change management is the art and science of managing the transformation and development that is inherent to business processes. It requires the controlled identification and implementation of necessary adjustments, such as succession, staffing, business strategy, and so on. In this series on how you can improve your change management processes, there will be helpful content and advice which can help you differentiate your company from the competition and set strategic goals that lead to long term success.

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Topics: Change Management

Big Data and Your HR Training & Development Should Be Best Friends

By Herb Tieger on Dec 27, 2016 3:01:00 PM

Big data means big business in today’s highly competitive job market. If you’re not making use of your information, you could be missing out. Industry experts claim that integrating big data with your HR training and develpment system can help leverage employee data to improve operational performance, identify new recruits and increase return on investment in human capital.

 

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Topics: Training and Development

Experimentation and Innovation Should Be Continuous in Your Training Program

By D.J. Mendonca on Dec 20, 2016 2:02:00 PM

Your learning and development process is critical to your long-term success as an organization. Every business experiences the ebbs and flows of changing talent and market demands, but it is the companies who are invested in growing and improving their offerings to keep pace with the desires of their customers who are able to succeed. A chief concern in the development of your training program should be encouraging experimentation and innovation.

 

Here are a few reasons why.

 

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Topics: Instructional Design

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

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