Internet learning, or e-learning, will remain a key means for achieving productivity gains in organizations. A simplistic view, however, is not only misleading but also costly. A comprehensive approach to learning with an emphasis on productivity should i
IT training and certification will never be the same. New innovations in enterprise technology can measure performance skills and provide remediation in real time, on the job, in the context of an information worker’s workflow. The impact on training and
Imagine being at the helm of a good-sized sailing yacht. The calm has given way to strong wind gusts, fog and stormy seas. You must rely on the skills of the crew, limited resources, navigation equipment and common sense to safely guide you and your crew
There is no question about it. Training and development is gaining attention in Corporate America. The industry is growing and changing to achieve a variety of goals, from satisfying immediate employment skill shortages to meeting organizations’ long-term
IBM is no stranger to the concept of corporate education. In fact, providing workforce development opportunities is part of the technology giant’s corporate heritage, a time-tested effort to ensure market leadership through top-notch associates trained an
It is a challenge to train toward future states rather than to current practices. Training efforts are being stretched in many organizations to meet the current demands of developing proficient employees in the jobs that exist today. Moreover, organizatio
First came the articles, then the books, and now I see that an entire conference is devoted to the ROI of training. Obviously we’re seeing a backlash against the orgy of IT spending of the late 1990s, and against e-learning initiatives that fell short of
Momentum investing became very popular during the technology run of the 1990s, which ended with the dot-com bust. Momentum investors look for stocks in early stages of strong top-line and bottom growth that could continue based on fundamental business-mod
A more effective way of transferring what was learned during training to on-the-job performance may require a change in the way we think about what learning is. For many, learning is defined as “acquiring new knowledge.” In today’s results-oriented world,
Memorial Hospital and Health System, located in South Bend, Ind., is one of the premier cardiovascular and orthopedic hospitals in the United States. Memorial’s focus is on innovation as a way of doing business. With 3,200 employees, getting the message o
The old saw, “When revenue is down, training gets cut,” is for many CLOs, and their direct reports, a painful reality. So chances are, you are either anticipating cuts or already know their extent as reflected in your final numbers.
We’ve all heard it before. The only constant in this world is change. In the marketplace of enterprise learning, we have adopted this as a mantra. Many corporate-learning pundits and corporate executives forecast huge shifts away from instructor-led train
Corporate universities were first created in the late 1980s as an enhancement to traditional training departments.