Successful organizations understand the importance of soft skills training when developing millennial leaders. Soft skills including communication, problem solving, teamwork, negotiating and organization are key to effective leadership development among all generations within the workforce.
ELearning is fundamentally changing the relationship between technology companies and their clients. There are a few reasons why customer eLearning is especially relevant to technology companies. First, technology is ultra competitive, and software-as-a-service makes it easy for customers to switch to a competitor if they are not satisfied with their use of a technology. Second, most technologies boast rich feature sets, and customer training is needed to ensure clients get the most value from new technology innovations. Lastly, most technology companies sell globally, and therefore in-person training is logistically difficult and costly to deliver.
Design your professional online courses according to the eight elements of Flow Theory as outlined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a primary founder of the psychology of flow. By appealing to these elements when developing your training program, you can maximize learning and memory recall. All objectives and goals can be achieved as a natural byproduct when placing primary focus on optimal flow to engage learners.
Instruct by asking questions and not lecturing. Answer questions with a question. At first this sounds like a simple corporate learning strategy. However, as you try to implement the Socratic style, you may find it quite daunting. Following the ABCs will help master the technique that will aid in monumental development of those learners you instruct.
The first part of this blog series discussed the driving forces shaping the demand for corporate training within the U.S. and around the world. This blog will discuss the driving forces shaping the European market of corporate training.
Most companies and organizations have created manuals and learning materials in the print format over the years.
Not Everyone is Just Like You
In the third and final part of our series on “learning at the speed of search” we give practical advice for setting up successful search-based learning systems that support self-paced online training. Our first two posts focused on why search matters in learning, and the technical capabilities required for effective search-based programs.
Learning and development organizations are increasingly moving away from instructor-led training (ILT) to online, on-demand training sessions, and replacing teachers with online knowledge portals, learning paths and strong search capabilities. This move makes learning more convenient for students, reduces training costs and empowers students to take control of their learning.
With the influx of millennials in our workforce, successful organizations are leveraging learning technologies to meet the needs of today’s content sharing generation. The constant use of technologies and increase in social engagement with comments, likes and tweets, have dominated the way we consume information, interact with others and conduct business. Learning and development leaders are starting to recognize how critical social sharing and engagement is for organizational success.