Best Practices for Emerging Markets

This week's observation: To cut costs, reduce implementation time and encourage consistency across markets, many companies are looking to take training best practices developed for markets in the United States and Western Europe and apply them to emerging markets in Eastern Europe, South America and Asia. Benefits of this approach include leveraging existing knowledge and...

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Strategy, Narcissists and Early Risers

Each Friday, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending amongst your industry peers. Harvard Business Review: Strategy and the Uncertainty Excuse by Roger Martin Many business executives say they can't or won't do strategy because their operating environment is...

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A Look Ahead to Corporate Training in 2013

Now that we’ve turned the calendars forward to January, it’s time to examine some of the unique challenges and opportunities facing those charged with providing the next generation of professional training services in high consequence environments. There are a number of factors across industries that will force learning professionals to reexamine their approach to corporate...

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Cutting Costs Through Web-based Training

This week’s observation: As companies are rolling out their 2013 budgets, one concern across industries is how to achieve cost savings within learning and development programs. With budgets remaining constant while employee populations are growing, many companies are increasingly turning towards web-based training to decrease the cost of traditional instructor-led programs, especially as virtual workforce populations...

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Mentors, Resolutions and Happiness at Work

Each Friday, we highlight five popular news stories from the world of training professionals. Visit our blog each week to see which stories were trending most amongst your industry peers. Chief Learning Officer: The Future of Mobile Learning by Elliott Masie The phrase “mobile learning” is popping up all across the learning field. There is...

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