Monthly ArchivesMay 2015

The Role Of eLearning In Performance Improvement standard

    Having a highly engaged workforce does not always guarantee that the organization will not have to deal with under-performing employees. There will always be situations where poor performance must be identified and dealt with. So when it comes to Performance Improvement, where does eLearning fit in? There is no one who can rationally argue that eLearning does not have a role to play in enhancing employee performance. It most certainly does! For instance, there are some poor performance situations that can only be addressed through learning interventions. For instance, the following poor performance situations can greatly benefit from eLearning and high-quality instructional design techniques: When a new employee misses performance targets (perhaps they need some additional training) When ...

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The Knowing-Doing Gap In Online Training standard

What Is The Knowing-Doing Gap In Online Training? A few years back, two Stanford Graduate School of Business professors, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton, suggested in their book The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action (Harvard Business School Press, 2000) that the gap between knowing and doing is more important than the gap between ignorance and knowing. Specifically, they described the Knowing-Doing Gap as “The challenge of turning knowledge about how to enhance organizational performance into actions consistent with that knowledge. Improving organizational performance depends largely on implementing what is already known, rather than from adopting new or previously unknown ways of doing things.” It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? More often than not, companies practice this exact ...

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Getting Started With E-Learning standard

As any learning and development professional will confirm, workforce training is one of the most vital business investments a company can make. Without a well-trained workforce, a business simply can’t remain competitive in this dynamic and rapidly changing environment. At the same time, pressure has never been greater to reduce costs and maximize the effectiveness of training programs; which is where e-learning enters the picture.   To most professionals involved in employee learning and development, the benefits of e-learning are obvious – it saves time and money, is flexible and scalable, allows for on-demand training, offers better retention, can be customized for individuals or departments, and much more. However, the initial cost of incorporating an e-learning solution can be reason ...

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