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.
How to Work with a Bad Listener
Ever have a hard time reaching a colleague? . . .Um, what were you saying? Bad listeners make poor work colleagues but they’re even harder to train. If you’ve struggled getting someone’s attention, take a look at this article with some research-backed practical advice and case studies. Read more.
What Leaders Need to Know About Managing Shy Employees
Most formal training programs like classes and workshops make introverts uncomfortable. And they may seem uncooperative or angry when they just don’t naturally speak out in those situations. This article can help you work with these folks through their preferred channels. While it doesn’t address training specifically, these tips can give you ideas about providing more effective training options for them. Read more.
Behavior and Brain Sciences Help Optimize Labor Programs
Ok, this article is a little far afield from the ones I usually share, but I wanted to include it because it discusses three specific examples of how a large organization (the US Department of Labor) used small, focused strategies to change employee behavior. As training and HR leaders, you may find some good nuggets for tackling your own challenges in these stories. Read more.
Mind-blowing Statistics the Prove the Value of Employee Training and Development
Every now and then, it’s a good idea to update your file of benefits that training brings to a company. Having this information at your fingertips helps counter those who say training is not as valuable as other parts of the business. Read more.
Try These 5 Steps for Learning New Skills Faster
This article discusses how you can break a complex skill into smaller components and work on one step at a time. You can use it for your own development or help employees set goals and step-by-step paths to achieve them. It’s particularly useful if most of your training is informal. Read more.
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