Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve.
This week, topics include ways to extend and enhance your training programs with expert mentorship, micro learning, and even a party (yes, parties are serious business!).
Let’s get right to the good stuff.
Performance Management Might Change But It’s Not Going Away
As training moves out of the classroom into the work day and becomes more personalized for each employee, it also becomes more tightly coupled with performance management. But performance management has been under fire recently. The HR Bartender offers up a great collection of popular articles about its future and how you can make the most of it. Read more.
Fun Workplaces Also Promote Learning
We all know that we’re more relaxed and open when we’re having fun. But this study from the Association for Psychological Science suggests that we learn better as well when having a good time. Fun workplaces help employees build rapport and improve communication which in turn improves crucial informal learning. So who needs an excuse to have a party?! Read more.
Definition of MicroLearning
If you’ve heard a lot about microlearning lately but still don’t have a good handle on exactly what it is, Will Thalheimer offers a pretty clean definition and some ideas for how to use it. Read more.
Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team
You don’t necessarily need a high-powered expert on your payroll, but you can take advantage of their experience and knowledge through mentoring. This article from the Harvard Business Review describes several ways industry authorities can help your team excel. Read more.
The Psychology of Motivating Employees Through Training and Development
Employee engagement and motivation is one of the hottest business topics this year. Your bosses may not be excited about training programs, but they will be excited about finding better ways to motivate employees. This article in Training Industry magazine explains the link between development and motivation. Read more.
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