ABR’s own Elise Margol, Director of Instructional Design, was featured recently on Learning Insights Radio! The discussion included insights and observations on how the field of learning and instructional design has changed and grown over the past 20 or so years. You can listen to the Learning Insights podcast on the Business Radio-X website. Elise is a senior […]
It’s common to develop (or buy) a training program with solid learning objectives, a highly creative design, and multiple interactive activities to practice new skills. People even attend and give it glowing reviews on the evaluation forms. But then the unthinkable happens: when people go back to their jobs, they don’t use the skills taught […]
What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. I recently gave my husband a band saw for his birthday. I didn’t know what a band saw was before I gave him one—I just knew he wanted one. I have […]
What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. Amy Fox, President and CEO, and Amy Evans, Vice President of Client Services, are traveling this week to have face-to-face planning meetings with some of our valued clients. We always appreciate […]
In my almost 50 years on this planet, I guess I’ve learned that it is best to thoroughly read instructions (or review those IKEA pictures) before completing a task or project that is new for me. But it goes against every fiber of my being to do so. When putting up a new ceiling fan, […]
At Accelerated Business Results (ABR), we talk to a lot of customers about their e-learning needs, and one of the trends that has emerged this year is a sharp increase in the number of customers who have questions about deploying training on tablet PCs, specifically Apple’s iPad. In this post, I will discuss the pros and cons of a few possible solutions for iPad learning.
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In today’s business environment, it is increasingly difficult and costly to pull people off the production floor or out of the field for training. So when we make the business decision that training is worth the cost of taking employees away from their primary task of generating revenue or serving customers, it is critical that we make the most of that time and focus training on what matters most.
I nearly fell off my chair at a recent meeting when a training officer at a large organization told me he didn’t care whether training was relevant to employees’ jobs! If that’s true, what’s the point? Well-developed training evaluation models include a focus on the business impact or outcome of training. If organizations are effectively spending their training dollars, they will have an impact on outcomes valued by the organization. Aligning training with organizational goals and writing objectives with clearly defined metrics helps illustrate how training is relevant to the job and thus the organization’s goals.
It’s all too common—you develop (or buy) a killer training program with solid learning objectives, a highly creative design, and multiple interactive activities to practice new skills. You feel certain that it will be successful. People even attend and give it glowing reviews on the evaluation forms. But then the unthinkable happens… when people go back to their jobs, they don’t use the skills taught in the learning program.
When you let your employees know that they will be attending a training session, what do you think their reaction is? Do they look forward to an opportunity to refine their skills and increase their knowledge? Or do they dread the thought of “wasting” a morning or a day in a boring lecture? Here are some ways to encourage employees to view training as the quality investment of time (and resources) that you intend it to be.