Whether online or offline, team collaboration is not a suggestion. It's a requirement for business successes today. Effective team building is what every company is looking for in 2021 because it means a higher level of engagement, which is fantastic for the bottom line. It can also be extremely fun if it’s done right.
In an emergency room, a physician might need to change course when working a patient experiences complications, for instance, and direct his medical staff accordingly.
Setting clear and manageable goals is crucial for 2021. HubSpot recently surveyed over 500 sales leaders and found 40% of them have missed revenue targets last year. The events of 2020 have certainly changed the way sales leaders plan for the on-going year. To keep businesses operating and growing, they must address the factors preventing them from reaching their revenue targets in today’s market.
There is no doubt that the demand for interactive virtual training will continue to rise and replace face-face class-room training in the long-term. With an emerging global workforce and employees working from remote locations, most of our client organisations are seeing the benefit of having virtual trainer-led training sessions combined with post training interventions that are not only cost and time effective but also encourage two-way collaboration and immediate application of learning.
To do or Not do - that’s exactly how the Bhagavad Gita begins. It begins with dilemmas and a lack of meaning and then Krishna empowers Arjuna to make his life’s choices. In several chapters in the Gita, if we carefully analyze, there are interesting references to the quality of leadership, be it for individuals, professionals and managers.
If you ask someone to describe a person with a compelling leadership brand, they will often struggle initially to explain exactly why that person is so effective. Maybe this is because everything that we do, say, and embody at work creates the brand for which we become known.
Bengaluru has seen a very sharp rise in its Coronavirus numbers since early days of July 2020. With stretched medical infrastructure and isolation protocols, the medical fraternity is fighting this pandemic like a warzone.
Virtual teaching demands a complex mix of skills which need to be constantly refined. With access to modern technology and teachers’ preparedness and experience in the new world will predict future success and demand in India. While many progressive schools are gearing up to teach effectively online, teaching in future needs teachers to upgrade their skills to engage their students more effectively in a virtual environment.
Managing your Mental Well-Being - Priti Sridhar, CDO of Mariwala Health | Learngage Knowledge Series
WHO earlier this year, officially categorized 'burnout' resultant of chronic workplace stress as an occupational phenomenon. While everyone is facing some sort of mental health either at home or the workplace - Organisations right now have the added responsibility of proactively addressing this and approach it with empathy and inclusiveness.
No matter who you lead, you will have bad days and stressful times. Even the most successful leaders occasionally deal with setbacks, failures, and disappointments.
Welcome to the Couch! It’s interesting to be discussing about fitness this week – For all of you who didn’t know, it was 'Global Running Day' yesterday.
Forget Consultative Selling, Value Selling and Sales Process – the things I talk about most often. The inability to sell that way is nothing – and I mean nothing compared with what I’m going to talk about today in my Q&A!
Organization Development (OD) is not in crisis but quite contextual at this point.The profile of the OD function seems to be rising again and will take a strategic seat by end of 2020, with top executives recognizing the value OD can create by building organizational capabilities.
Rapid, constant, and disruptive change is now the norm, and what succeeded in the past is no longer a guide to what will succeed in the future. Coaching for change uses specific talent and business outcomes as criteria and works across the organisation to help them embrace that change.
Feeling under pressure is a likely experience with many of us with the current crisis and emotional challenges that employees are confronting have spiked. How can we brace such situations?
Embracing remote recruitment is especially important now that so many global organizations are transitioning to work from home setting in the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis.
The current situation over the last 4-6 weeks has driven IT and HR teams to creatively pool talent and expert employees for eradicating the time and space barriers. Businesses are profoundly investigating on virtual teams’ performance enhancement while providing high level of responsiveness and flexibility.
A 100-people strong client we worked with 2 years ago met us again this year. We had earlier instituted a simple behavioural competency framework for them that was standard across all roles and levels, and modelled on the core values of the organization. Their current grouse was that over the last few months, some of the key roles weren't doing what they were supposed to do.
Creating a performance culture requires a systematic approach to managing the performance of organizations, teams and individuals. Leaders who are clear about their company’s culture are able to deliver and sustain both performance and employee satisfaction over time.
There is an age-old joke going within the corridors of corporate sector: Firing and Performance review are the only two things which a manager is scared of and ‘Getting fired’ and ‘Performance Review’ are the only two things which an employee is scared of.
Perception is a powerful thing. And, it is true that for many people, perception is reality. We form perceptions based on our first impressions, observations, past and current experiences, values and beliefs, and biases and stereotypes that we may hold.
In a recent meeting with a CTO of a large IT enterprise, when asked about his team’s productivity – he said “It’s a fallacy that we’re able to multitask and do two or three or four or five things at once, just as well as we could do them if we did them one at a time. They don’t get the sense that they’re missing unexpected things because, of course, they don’t see what they’re missing”.
Happy summer season to all of you out there! Last fortnight - February 17th, 2019 at 5:00AM on a chilly Sunday morning over 200+ elite runners participated in the second edition of the Yercaud Hills Ultra held in the beautiful hills of Yercaud, part of Servarayan Hills.
Understanding the nuts and bolts of identifying high potentials & their readiness to take up future leadership positions can put an organisation on a fast track. However, one of the most critical factors is the definition of High Potentials or Hi-Po which is more often than not confused with high performers.
The New Year inspires many of us with hope and resolution for a fresh start, and along with that optimism come many well-intentioned resolutions. By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something. According to researchers, however, only 15% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick with them for the entire year. Statistically, New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but hard to put into consistent action.
Leadership is supposed to transform companies in ways so that they are better able to meet future challenges. Successful leaders realise this and make the right decisions when it matters, as they demonstrate a pro-active attitude.
What happens in the classroom is just the beginning; it’s what happens when a learner heads to his/her office on a busy Monday morning that matters. The effectiveness of training is assessed on knowledge transfer, application and results, a combination that can’t happen without retention.
As a business leader or a CXO of a large organisation, a cohesive team of employees are imperative to your success. According to Inc
In today’s talent constrained marketplace, developing competent managers is more important than ever. First Time (or first level) managers in particular are vital to individual and organizational performance. They help attract candidates, drive employee performance, engagement and retention, and play a key role in maximizing employees’ contribution to the organization - establishing clear goals, motivating and coaching employees towards progress.
The "future of education” is a new vision for learning, starting right now. It's a blueprint for the future of learning – lifelong learning – from schooling and university to continuous learning in the workplace, to learning to play a better role in society.
360* survey processes have been in use for many decades and are widely used across all industries and organizational levels. Unfortunately, not all organizations realize maximum benefits from developmental aspects of their 360* survey processes.
Learngage Knowledge Series is a part of our on-going research on How CXOs Learn, What kind of learners they are and How they drive Learning in their organisations.
Observe a cat. It really doesn’t seem to matter how many times you repel him from trying something. At that moment, with his eyes glued to the object of his desire, nothing in this world is more desirable than that. He is intrigued that it is everything he ever wanted as is evident from his face which is nine parts curiosity, one part serious indignation. After having tasted what it feels like, he suddenly hates it, makes a face and runs.
Learngage Knowledge Series is a part of our on-going research on How CXOs Learn, What kind of Learners they are and How they drive Learning in their Organisations.
If you are reporting that 70% of the company received training in the prior year in a total of 20 programs, and everyone you talked to enjoyed the training – you can expect to run into an uncomfortable situation during your next board-room meeting. CEOs aren’t keen about the number of participants covered on your LMS, their satisfaction scores or how many programs were run in the last quarter; they need to know what kind of impact training has on the company’s bottom line.
With emphasis on process, performance, and employee motivation as the keys to success, there is no denying the fact that learning has become a barometer of an organization’s competitiveness. Simply said - ‘You Train, You Gain'.
The HR Function plays a key role in aligning employees to the organization’s objectives. Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Talent Management are now the focal point of this function’s ROI. This signifies the need for HR professionals to invest in education that helps them design effective strategies for their organization.
We live in a world full of distractions and dwindling attention spans. At the same time, we are savvy consumers of information. If a post on our Facebook feed doesn’t immediately catch our eye, we just scroll to the next one. Learners scroll through training content the same way. They’ll sniff out off-the-shelf, inauthentic content and won’t engage with the trainer or the training material whatsoever.
How can we "engage" the disengaged to learn something? It's a great question, and is surely one often on the minds of every CLO, L&D manager and trainer. The word "engage" in quotation mark because it reflects what I learned and researched especially during my last 10 years of L&D experience prior to starting Learngage where we live, eat and breath ‘learner engagement’.
Research says that 80% of all new hires decide within the first 3 months whether they are going to stay with their current employers or begin looking for ‘new opportunities’.
Over the past four to five years I’ve asked a number of L&D professionals at every forum; what they like or don’t like about their LMS. It’s not very scientific but I’ve received some fairly unvarnished feedback about the current state of thinking among people tasked with driving knowledge in the enterprise.
There's a lot of talk lately about the millennial aka ‘the modern learner’. One of the trends is the push toward informal learning and trying to achieve the 70/20/10 model. However, many organizations and training partners are still struggling to get to those numbers. According to Brandon Hall Group in their 2016 report, the current reality still looks like this.
During the last 10 years, improvements in learning offerings, widespread availability of broadband connectivity and developments in web and app technologies have helped make learning not just a useful educational tool but also an essential part of corporate training to ensure employee productivity.As young companies grow to a size where their workforce begins to cry out for learning and development, it’s important that you can move swiftly to support them. With an increasing need for the engagement of employees and the need for recognizable growth opportunities amongst the employee base, organizations are changing their employee learning platforms looking beyond a mere MOOC or Moodle to suit their requirements, letting go of their prized asset; LMS.
Motivation directs behavior towards particular goal. Motivation increases the amount of effort and energy that an individual expend in activities directly related to their needs and goals. The heights of human motivation spring from openness to learning experience. Learning is an active, participative process rather than a passive filling of vessels with information.Learning and guiding one another builds a supportive community that raises the performance level of each member. This in turn leads to higher self-esteem. At Learngage where we are helping organizations create unforgettable learning experiences by bringing in together state-of-the-art learning technology and a team of learning engagement experts, we have put together four key elements you must consider before planning your learning interventions this year:
Continuous learning is essential to the ongoing success of any organization. But it comes as some surprise to find that many mid-tier organizations don't measure the impact of their employee training. That’s right – fewer than 15 % measure learning impact. Yet, behaviour changes and ROI are the very things almost every organization wants from their training department. How can you turn it into something more concrete? More than 240 books on Amazon.com and 90 articles on the ASTD website are devoted to the measurement and evaluation of training. There are also more than 2,000 websites featuring consultants and tools to help the measurement process. Yet, despite all these extensive resources
Engaged learners are the backbone of any successful training event. And Learner Engagement Marketing (LEM, I took the liberty to coin this acronym given that most organisations tend to focus less on this) can be your ultimate driver for maximizing and influencing learning opportunities and outcomes. But how do you prove to stakeholders and leadership
In the time to come, mobile learning will not be a ‘choice’ anymore but a compulsive mode of learning to stay ahead As noted by Irwin Jacobs, the founding chairman of Qualcomm, Inc., “always on, always connected mobile devices in the hands of learners has the potential to dramatically improve learning outcomes.” Learning is at a critical juncture in India today. What was designed for agrarian and industrial eras, the methodology and access does not support the learning needs of a 21st century working professional. Educating this dynamic workforce, organisations sometimes need to go beyond physical confines of the classroom and the fixed time periods of the working day. You will have to allow learners to access content 24/7, communicate with colleagues and trainers, and collaborate online.