Beethoven, Miles Davis and a Learning Management System Walk into a Bar….

The Business of Learning
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The Role of Improvisation in Learning Ecosystems I can never quite remember the punchline to that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something about a “staff virus in ¾ time.”  Learning has always has a shared vocabulary with music, we talk about the rhythm or ‘cadence’ of a lesson, get concerned about the ‘tone’ of […]

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New Skills, Employee Morale and Extraordinary Bosses

The Business of Learning
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Each Friday, RPS will 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. Forbes: 9 Things a Boss Should Never Say To an Employee – Boiled Down to 1 by Erika Andersen In last week’s popular Forbes […]

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Did You Learn What You Needed to Know?

Workforce Development
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There are all sorts of metrics and formulas to evaluate the success of training programs, but perhaps the most effective method is by asking one simple question: did you learn what you need to know in order to complete the job? For bottom line businesses such as automotive service departments where there are no areas […]

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Standardizing Global Training Processes

The Business of Learning
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Each week Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) will highlight a trending issue with importance to the training industry. These observations are the product of ongoing conversations with customers, analysts and professionals within the business and training communities. This week’s observation: The standardization of global training processes is a major initiative for companies who conduct business in different […]

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Five Reasons to be Thankful for Corporate Training

Workforce Development
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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we thought it would be a fun exercise to look at some of the top reasons why we should be thankful for corporate training and, by extension, training professionals. It can be easy to sometimes forget about training as we become absorbed in daily operations and focused on getting […]

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Training for the 140 Character Attention Span: How Learning Professionals Can Keep Up

Technology & Learning
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Attention span is defined as the length of time a person can concentrate on a task, activity or idea without becoming distracted or having the mind wander off. This is a consideration that learning professionals must constantly be aware of when designing a training course for their audience. How long do we have to get […]

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Training Toward Strategic Initiatives

The Business of Learning
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Let’s begin with a question that every training executive should be consistently asking themselves. Does our company’s current management training program align with our business strategy and goals? If the answer to this question is anything but an emphatic yes, it’s time to re-examine your training plan and shift priorities.  Business conditions change quickly and […]

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