Organizational Development

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Achieving Financial Success in a Changing and Competitive Market

The modern business environment is defined by rapid change, digital transformation, and of course, a highly competitive market. There is constant pressure on companies to do more with less resources, and it’s the ones who are able to clearly define their goals, understand their challenges, and take decisive action who are able to achieve the financial goals that drive success in the enterprise market. The question remains, even for Fortune 500 companies, how to manage time and resources more efficiently, financial departments and accounting resources being chief among those concerns.


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Women in Leadership & Inclusivity in the Workplace

It’s an ongoing conversation that women have long been overcoming challenges in their work lives. These challenges include a stubborn pay gap, less opportunity, higher standards, and gender bias. While society has taken many steps over the past several decades to enable women to achieve their career goals, the struggle remains and the conversation must continue. This article dives into some of those challenges that women in leadership face day to day, and what we can do as a community to create a more inclusive work environment.


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Examples of Organizations Who Have Top Business Training Programs

There is a real war for talent occurring today. Many companies are already operating with lean staff, due to high attrition rates and not replacing staff, not to mention downsizing as a result of a difficult economy. In this kind of environment, focusing on worker retention and cross training to make existing workers more efficient makes a lot of sense. Everyone is trying to do more with less, and to help them achieve this goal, organizations are leaning in to their learning and development programs to help them fill that gap.


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Summer Micro-Learning Series: Just-In-Time Personalized Learning

Micro learning is a powerful tool because it delivers the concepts and information that employees need in less time for greater impact. Just-in-time learning provides an even greater resource for employees to get the on-the-spot resources they need to tackle tough tasks. Here are 5 things you can do to bring this speedy training method into use at your company this summer.


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Is The Force With Your Change Management Plan?

Change management is a powerful tool. It helps companies achieve their business goals by making decisions, taking action, and setting the direction for future development. There are a wide variety of different tools companies can use to build a successful change management plan. In today’s blog, we explore the Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis as one particularly powerful strategic tool to help companies understand what’s needed to achieve successful change in both corporate and personal environments.


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Engage Your Team Through Problem Solving In Corporate Learning

Corporate learning provides a unique opportunity to engage your employees. When it comes to team building, that engagement can mean everything. Engaged problem solving within a learning environment is a uniquely powerful tool. Here are 3 ways you can encourage team building and better communication through your corporate learning programs.


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Women in L&D Leadership: The Benefits of Inclusive Learning Designs

Inclusivity is a term that we’re hearing more and more. This is a good thing, because when it comes to the diversity conversation, diversity highlights what makes us different, but inclusion brings us together. Many companies struggle with this concept, and even while they strive to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce, find themselves fighting to achieve their goals. Within the learning and development community, we see the importance of inclusivity with very clear focus. Here are just some of the benefits of incorporating inclusive learning designs into your curriculum.


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Women in L&D Leadership: How Can We Close the Gender Gap For Good?

The gender gap has plagued women in all industries, but we’re seeing some interesting trends in L&D that are worth talking about. In the recently released Training Journal survey, it’s clear that while improvements are being made, there is still a lot of ground to cover to fully close that gap. Here’s what we learned about where women stand in L&D and what we can do to create positive change.


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Women in L&D Leadership: The State of the Industry

We are lucky to live in a period of time where professional women are making great strides in the learning and development community. But just as is clearly seen across disciplines, it can be an uphill battle for women to break into leadership roles. Today we’re going to take a first look at women in L&D as part of a new series. In this first blog we explore the state of the industry.


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What is the Link Between Authentic Learning and Learner Motivation?

The best learners are the ones who are self motivated. They are eager to discover, to ask questions, and to take in the new information that can potentially change their lives. Creating motivated learners, from a corporate learning perspective especially, may seem like an uphill battle. But it’s not impossible. Read on to see how the concept of authentic learning can help your hr training and development programs become more accessible, more relatable, and more influential within your learning and development programs.