Seven Ways to Motivate Employees

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In the famous scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Alec Baldwin is brought in as a corporate consultant from “the big boys downtown.” His condescending demeanor, crude and insulting language, and intimidating presence are meant to motivate an underperforming sales team and scare them into doing better. Among other things Baldwin does to insult the sales reps, he reveals some harsh changes to the monthly sales contest: First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired. Baldwin’s motivational pep talk (caution: not safe for work) is a YouTube all-star with more than 4 million views, considered a cult classic in the sales world. Would Baldwin’s motivational style really work for a company, or would it just create a nightmare for the human resources department? The reality is…
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What is Learning?

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Almost every action we take is the result of past learning yet, for some people, learning still remains an activity undertaken in, or associated with, an educational context. As babies we learn to eat, to gain attention, to crawl, to walk, etc. and as we develop into children, and our bodies become more functional, we learn an inordinate range of skills. Traditionally, research and studies around learning focused primarily on early-years learning through childhood and adolescence.  However, it is now recognised that learning is a continuous process that commences at birth and continues until death; it is the process through which we use our experience to deal with new situations and to develop relationships.  
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Get Personal in eLearning

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2016 will be the year of personalization in eLearning. As eLearning becomes more and more popular, students will demand more interaction, entertainment, and personalization. Going forward, a one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be the norm. Personalization in eLearning can mean a few different things from creating personalized learning plans and paths based on an individual’s job role, learning style, to capitalizing on students’ personal interests and objectives. Simply, personalized eLearning is student-centered learning in which the learning needs of the individual become the primary focus. Furthermore, it has now been shown that when delivery of blanket content is not interesting enough or specifically relevant that learners become disconnected and uninspired or unmotivated to learn. So, the time has come for the learning department or officers to look at the individual…
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The Keys to Multi-Language Content in eLearning

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Imagine being the content creator for an internationally distributed global workforce and having to write online trainingprograms that are translation friendly. The task can seem overwhelming but necessary in the world today as so many people work in dispersed and remote work environments all over the world. Whether you are a small company or a Fortune 500, the likelihood of learners knowing and speaking a language other than English is great. Therefore, the crucial things to consider when creating courses in multiple languages is cultural context, expert translation, and simplicity. Turning a training program into a multi-lingual presentation requires content creator to assess the culture in which they are delivering the information. Culture, as defined by Geert Hofstede, a Dutch Social Psychologist who did a pioneering study of cultures across…
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Top 5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

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Is there a more critical function in most companies than enabling sales professionals to excel their jobs? After all, a high-performing sales force is the lifeblood of most organizations including non-profits. Most  businesses realize this already — but many often allocate sales training resources in the wrong areas. According to Bersin & Associates, 73% of companies believe  their most valuable learning approaches are informal, yet only 30% of resources are focused there. Try this number on for size: On average, large organizations spend close to $1,000,000 per year on sales training. This is a staggering figure considering that studies show 70% of what sales people learn about how to do their jobs, they learn from informal approaches. So why then are we spending so much time and effort designing and delivering formal training…
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Why is Training Necessary?

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Without a solid understanding of this basic question, you are likely to encounter endless frustrations. The reality is that a senior level executive had a very good reason for creating your new role. And you must find out exactly what s/he expects from you. It may be as easy as needing to get a handle on compliance training which will keep the business out of legal trouble. Or it might be that customer training is needed to reduce support calls. Or it may be seen as another product for generating revenue. Or all of those reasons...and more. Management will no doubt be interested in all of these benefits, but there is always ONE particular reason that made your new role necessary to someone else's success. Understanding the expected outcome will give…
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Think Differently About Your Training Department

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This requires a mindset shift. You need to be okay with course quality being good enough...or even bad. Embrace an iterative process. Reward the fact that SOMETHING was done. Don't criticize the outcome because its not what you believe is quality training and might reflect poorly on you. It's perfectly okay to have your formal courses in one place, and "Employee Generated" courses listed in another. Technology can solve the issues you fear most, so let it. Another benefit for you is increased data. The more training contant you have available, the more options your employees have to choose from. This gives you a larger data set on which to base decisions. If an employee creates a course that gets a lot of attention. You can use that data to make…
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Training Content for Training and Business Leaders

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If you are in a leadership position and determine that training is required, then you have a need for content. But your version of content comes in the form of courses. Your conversations will often include questions like, "can we buy the content we need for training?" But that's not the same content that your designers need. In your case, content means courses. Today, you can buy most of the courses you need. In fact, a one-person training team can easily launch an LMS loaded with content faster than ever before. You, as the training manager, have a significant number of options for loading your new cloud-based LMS with content. And now we're talking about course content, not media content. Bundled Course Content Packages Generic off-the-shelf courses will often be…
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