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.
6 Principles to Guide Your Approach to Conflict Management
As any manager or HR professional knows, conflict management is more of an art than a science, but here are several good things to keep in the right mindset for problem-solving the people problems. Read more.
Is Your LMS Hindering Your Blended Learning?
I included this article for two reasons: First, if you’re thinking of getting an LMS, read this piece first so you can ensure that it really supports blended learning in the long run. Second, if you already have an LMS, be aware of how it may fall short for blended learning and make plans to overcome any deficits before your program falls flat. Read more.
Learning: the “Next Economy” Super Power
At the end of the year, we look into the future, and this article sees a lot of learning ahead of all of us. The author points out that learning will need to be on-going and on-our-feet. But overall, I think this article provides good support for the importance of learning professionals in the “next economy.” Read more.
What if People Mattered as Much as Profits?
This article reviews some of the points in the book “An Everyone Culture,” which discusses “Deliberately Developmental Organizations” (DDOs). DDOs exist to develop their people; profits enable them to do it – and vice versa. The concept is fascinating and thought-provoking. Read more.
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