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. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
3 Secrets to Motivating People
Anyone who does training is familiar with the challenge of motivation. This article provides great advice by suggesting you focus less on motivation and more on what people want and need. As an added benefit, I think you’ll naturally align training offerings with business objectives following this approach. Read more.
Classroom Training: The Pros and the Cons
Although most training is still delivered in the classroom, many instructors feel pressure to deliver electronically or through games, etc. But should you abandon the classroom? This article lists the pros and cons of traditional training so you can decide for yourself. Read more.
How Atlassian Implemented a Culture of Innovation and Continuous Improvement
Many companies today strive to create a culture of innovation, but it’s hard to know exactly how. This article describes very clearly the steps that Atlassian took and even provides a link to their “playbook,” a set of principles that guide their operational processes. Read more.
The You, Me and We of Career Development
If you’ve been having trouble filling job vacancies and are planning to look for a good hire you can train, take a look at this article. It discusses how to tease out the prospective employee’s career goals and find out how they fit with the business goals. In the end, it’ll help you find the right person to invest training in. Read more.
8 Golden Rules to Accelerate Development
These days, if learning is required in your industry (and it is), your team needs to learn fast. This terrific article crams in tons of advice on how to help people develop skills faster by growing more naturally. I especially like the focus on stretch assignments and coaching. Read more.
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