• Jan 28
    2013
    A full 80 percent of U.S. firms (that’s 4 out of 5!) use Facebook. The numbers are 45 percent for Twitter, 48 percent for LinkedIn and 31 percent for YouTube. No one would argue that social media has forever changed the way in which companies interact with customers, prospects and employees. What you may not know is that the social media explosion has altered the fabric of professional training as ...
  • Jan 21
    2013
    If you read our last blog post, you know that we’re very high on post-training reinforcement. Simply put, when you provide students with simple access to engaging training fortification, you ensure training ROI. Whether you’re an in house training department or an independent training organization, you want to be able to demonstrate to clients that you offer quality reinforcement tools− the kind that helps them maximize the value of their ...
  • Jan 14
    2013
    When a student prepares to participate in a training engagement, they probably think of the experience in terms of two things: how much time they will spend in the classroom (or at the computer), and how they might possibly benefit from what they will learn. In this age of lean operating organizations, it’s usually difficult for an employee to take time away from their job to partake in the training. ...
  • Jan 07
    2013
    If you’ve ever tried to train a class on a software application or technology utilizing a simulated software environment, we totally feel your pain. Issues spring up nearly every time you’re demonstrating software to the class, or when your class is doing a practice exercise in the software simulation environment. Invariably, a learner asks a question for which you can’t demonstrate the answer, because the simulator has limited functionality and ...
  • Dec 31
    2012
    In an era of shrinking budgets, the Army Reserve recently made the switch from traditional drill weekends to simulators and long-distance digital learning. These newfound efficiencies now free up funds for other new training efforts abroad, all important to keeping soldiers and civilians safe around the world. Banks, especially smaller ones, have embraced digital training as increased regulation has forced employees to relearn banking – and fast. A recent article ...
  • Dec 24
    2012
    In our last post, Traditional Organizations vs. Digital Organizations− Which are You?, we talked about how becoming a digital organization helps customers and employees (which in turn helps the organization!) Just how does an organization “go digital?” What has to change? That’s the topic for this post. There are many components of moving from traditional business operations to digital operations, and all are vital when an organization begins to examine ...
  • Dec 17
    2012
    Quick – name an industry that was seriously disrupted by the Internet. That’s easy− retail, travel, media and entertainment to name a few. True to the theory of Survival of the Fittest, the big players either adapted (Target) or folded (Blockbuster). Sure, if you’re a company or organization that launched in the Digital Age, you probably built your business, and many of your processes, using a digital model. For the ...
  • Dec 11
    2012
    In recent years, Americans have become increasingly cognizant of the fact that that our planet is at risk of becoming uninhabitable unless we change our wasteful ways now. The media; including films like Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth brought this threat to our collective conscious, making it ”un PC” for businesses to operate in a toxic fashion. Many corporations are taking a public stand to save our imperiled environment. It’s ...