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Change management: The process of change

change management Change management is the discipline that guides how managers prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt a change in an organisation in order to drive success and outcomes. Leaders can manage changes such as employees leaving, new business models, alterations in codes and rules and new processes. No matter what the change, there will likely be some resistance from team members and it is a leader’s job to manage that change efficiently and effectively. Here are the 4 phases of the process of change management.  (more…)

Design thinking: 5 ways to use it in employee training

design thinkingDesign Thinking is a process in which learning managers seek to understand users of learning programmes, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that were not immediately apparent.

Design Thinking provides a solution-focused approach to problem-solving. When it comes to employee training, incorporating design thinking can help to solve problems like maximizing learning, improving engagement, reducing drop-offs and managing attrition.

Design thinking is a solution-based approach to problem-solving. It requires that learners are placed at the center of all discussions. Here are 5 ways to use design thinking in employee training. (more…)

How to avoid disability discrimination in India

disability discriminationThe Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act has been in place in India since 2016. The new law protects disabled persons in India from various forms of discrimination, ensures their access to equal employment opportunities, and enhances their societal participation.

For a manager, avoiding discrimination in the workplace isn’t just down to memorising the act but is very important when it comes to ensuring employees feel safe and respected. Here are 5 examples of how to avoid and manage disability discrimination in the workplace.   (more…)

Teambuilding: The 4 stages of teamwork

Teamwork is not simple but can be a very effective way to achieve a company’s vision. Teamwork inspires new ideas, creates synergy and promotes individual and company-wide growth. No two teams are alike. Some team members work well together while others butt heads. Although team members vary massively, the journey a team takes to become a successful working unit can be broken down into 4 stages.  (more…)

How to strengthen your young employees’ communication skills  

learning and developmentAs 2019 begins, organisations find themselves at a strange time in terms of how information is exchanged. Despite being more digitally connected than ever, young employees are beginning to lose touch with one of their most fundamental human skills: communication. By making it too easy to be virtually social, millennials are losing the ability to connect and communicate in the real world and in the workplace – something they simply can’t afford to lose as they begin their careers. What young employees need from their managers now, more than ever, is access to the tools that will help them actively improve their interpersonal skills.   (more…)

Employee engagement: 5 ways to engage employees with your learning content

employee engagementOne of the most important and most difficult aspects of being in charge of learning and development is creating employee engagement within an organisation. This means providing learning content that inspires employees to proactively engage in their own personal development. Engaged employees are a benefit to themselves, their company and those in charge of learning within an organisation. However, engaging employees in training is far easier said than done. Here are 5 ways to get employees engaged in your learning content. (more…)

Why eBooks are a great addition to your learning strategy

ebookWith all the learning solutions available for organisations today, it can be difficult for L&D professionals to wade through and find one that works for their organisation. However there is one training format that has both adapted with technology and stood the test of time: eBooks. Studies have found that learners overwhelming prefer to train through reading digitally. Here are 4 reasons to implement eBooks into your learning strategy.  (more…)

How to improve soft skills in your workplace in Bangladesh

soft skills trainingOver the last few years, Bangladeshi businesses have begun to put more focus on soft skills training. With events and organisations centred around soft the importance of interpersonal skills, Bangladesh is moving towards a soft skills savvy workforce. Interpersonal skills, employability skills, leadership, and entrepreneurial development have become more important to organisations than ever before. The Learning and Development industry is growing and so is the need for information on soft skills training for leaders and managers.  Here are four ways to train your employees in soft skills.  (more…)

Teamwork skills: 4 myths about teamwork

teamwork skillsBuilding and leading a successful team is akin to taking a journey. Members of the team should experience it together but the teamwork journey is tricky for leaders to map. In fact, there is, for some managers, significant unlearning of the habits and processes they use in their everyday leadership. Especially as there is a lot of misinformation surrounding what team management looks like (Take “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM for example). Let’s look at four common teamwork myths and try to debunk them. (more…)

Three approaches to mindful leadership

mindful leadershipA mindful approach to leadership is very effective for a successful manager in the modern business world. The idea of what a leader looks like has heavily altered from the authoritarian, controlling manager who sits in an office behind a glass wall we once imagined. Leaders today inspire, motivate, manage and lead by example. 

 Mindful leadership is an opportunity for leaders to explore a new way of doing business in a cut-throat environment that no longer dishonours our integrity and helps us create a greater life balance. Mindful leadership is a modern art form. Let’s take a look at what this art looks and sounds like in the real world. (more…)