With the holidays right around the corner, spare time provides room for reflection not only on gift lists and vacation plans, but also to focus on today’s acute topics in the working environment. The global trends are clear. To evolve efforts into impact, corporate training is key to directing a workforce that is focused on achieving business objectives through learning and development.
Most people remember their first day in a new workplace. Without a carefully elaborated onboarding process and approach, the first day can lead to frustration, if not despair.
Businesses in today’s competitive marketplace must identify what separates them from the many other companies that do what they do. Innovative learning technologies are changing the way business is done and creating an environment that demands an agile workforce. In order to stay ahead of the competition, it is critical to identify what specific values and characteristics set your organization apart from others.
Training initiatives are not cheap, and oftentimes learning and development leaders fail to see a return on their training investment as a result of ineffective means of measuring business outcomes.
While Uber and Lyft are the poster children of the independent worker economy, a less buzzed about group of freelancers and consultants are changing the way B2B enterprises and Fortune 500 companies do business. In 2016 highly skilled, educated freelance contractors are making a big impact on business. Trainers and managers need to adapt their learning and development programs to get the most out of this unique workforce.
As explained in the previous blog on the keys to running a successful training organization, the second blog in this series will discuss the first vowel in the "Vowels Equal Value" framework: alignment. Organizational alignment is the fundamental building block to individual and corporate success.