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.
This fascinating article discusses how some large organizations like the Mayo Clinic and GM have built coaching programs. If you’re considering helping some of your employees learn how to coach, you might pick up some good pointers. Read more.
Beyond Training – The Importance of Workwide Learning
I usually try to keep this newsletter focused on practical training tips and advice, but I’ve decided to share this somewhat philosophical article because I think it shines a light on the future of HR and L&D. Essentially, it suggests that learning has to expand out of the classroom and training has to focus more on teaching people how to learn than showing them what to learn. Let me know what you think of this. Read more.
Onboarding Built Today, But Designed for the Future
This article details the experience of Seniye Groff, Director of Training and People Practices at Fortis Construction. She was faced with developing a fast-growing workforce, and the article shares her challenges and solutions. I especially like her recognition of the importance of onboarding and providing a learning path. She shares plenty of great advice that any company could put to work. Read more.
Six Strategies You May Not Be Using to Reduce Cognitive Load
This article is aimed at people developing eLearning programs, but the principles apply to anyone running a presentation, class, or workshop. Reducing your students’ cognitive load will help them learn and remember the important information and avoid burning them out. Read more.
Analysing an Emotional Reaction During a Training Session
If you’ve ever taught a training session, you’ve probably dealt with some negative emotions from a learner. It’s hard to know how to handle these, but this article in the Training Zone gives you a quick, three-step strategy for addressing the emotion without derailing your class. Read more.
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