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5 Ways to motivate employees to learn (without rewards) standard

1) Commitment and consistency In the mid-1960s, psychologists Jonathan Freedmand and Scott Fraser conducted an experiment that showed the power of consistency. They sent researchers canvassing door-to-door in a residential suburb of California, asking homeowners if they could put a giant billboard that read “DRIVE CAREFULLY” in their front lawn. 83% of the homeowners rejected their request. With a similar group, they took a different approach. At first contact with the homeowners, the researchers asked them to sign a petition that favored “keeping California beautiful.” Two weeks later, a different researcher asked them if they’d be willing to put the DRIVE CAREFULLY billboard in their front lawn. About half of these people agreed to the request despite the earlier request ...

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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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