Posted on:Apr 152014
Posted on:Apr 142014
Industry leaders appear to be divided about the correct way to address the need for training professionals to communicate the business impact of learning to the larger organization.
Posted on:Apr 092014
Posted on:Apr 072014
A healthcare manager-practitioner participating in one of my live sessions laid a challenge down last week, “What is my return for taking the time to target and map the core of my team? What can I expect to get back and what’s in it for my organization?”
Posted on:Apr 072014
As a training manager, we all seek to understand what we can do or implement, that would transform and revolutionize how training impacts the business. There is no shortage of ideas coming from training consultants, corporate executives and college professors telling us what we should do. Plus, there are lots of awards programs giving credit to training organizations for exceptional performance.
Posted on:Apr 022014
Posted on:Mar 312014
Research findings published in academic journals can be complex and hard to access. Trust me, I struggled with my fair share of those articles in graduate school, and know firsthand how daunting they can be to interpret. My goal with this and future blog posts, is identifying relevant training research and boiling down the results, and providing actionable recommendations.
Posted on:Mar 262014
Posted on:Mar 242014
We all know that change is inevitable. Whether it is parchment scrolls replacing clay tablets or tablet computers replacing desktops, new technologies are certain to displace the old reliable favorites. Nonetheless, from our own experience—as well as from research—we know that most change initiatives in companies fail (see From Vicious to Virtuous Cycles). In an organization, it is almost certain that many employees will ignore the latest initiative and some employees will even push back against it. After all, it is more likely than not for the initiative to be gone before too long. This implies that many needed, technically appropriate change initiatives, which could strengthen a company’s future, simply fall by the wayside.