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10 Steps to Successful Teams

Chapter 3: Create an Environment to Encourage Communication
Renie McClay | December 01, 2009 | Book Chapter

Using a holistic, process-oriented approach, the book carefully guides readers through the process of building strong new teams or improving even the best existing teams.

10 Steps to Successful Teams

Form the Team: Identify Leaders with Enthusiasm, Energy, and Vision
Renie McClay | December 01, 2009 | Book Chapter

Using a holistic, process-oriented approach, the book carefully guides readers through the process of building strong new teams or improving even the best existing teams.

Career Development Basics

Chapter 3
Michael Kroth, McKay Christensen | June 01, 2009 | Book Chapter

Chapter 3 of Career Development Basics: Key Career Development Strategies for Every Organization provides practical information on sound strategies and approaches that can be implemented in any organization.

10 Steps to Successful Training

Chapter 1: Understanding the Role of the Trainer
Elaine Biech | March 01, 2009 | Book Chapter

Ten Steps to Successful Training: Chapter 1-Understand the Role of the Trainer. This chapter will guide you through the history of training and highlight some of the most significant events and the most noteworthy research and theories that have enriched training’s role today. It will also help you relate these events to what you do and explain how you can use the knowledge to improve the training that you design and deliver.

Tune Up Your Resume

Alan De Back, Marshall Brown | January 01, 2009 | TD at Work

This Infoline will help you assess your skills, identify your unique selling point, choose the type of resume best suited for your situation, and create a resume that projects a professional image.

Grow a VEO

December 01, 2005 | TD Magazine Archive

The article discusses how to grow a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Organization (VEO). According to Joanne Sujansky, founder and CEO of the KEYGroup, a VEO not only attracts the most talented people but frees and nurtures their inner entrepreneur. There are several steps that a company can follow to become a VEO. First, a VEO shares the big picture and has no secrets, which means, employees know where the company is currently, where it wants to go, and what values will be required. Next, a VEO illustrates the new face of loyalty and employees give more loyalty to those companies that view them as complete human beings. A VEO also supports high productivity while minimizing stress. Downsizing and scarce resources have stretched workers to the breaking point as a result of which mistakes increase, opportunities are lost, and productivity can actually decline. A VEO believes that communication is a critical factor in holding onto the intellectual capital that gives the company its value and which leads to employee retention.

ELearning Mainstream in Australias Vocational System

December 01, 2005 | TD Magazine Archive

The article reports on a recent study in Australia conducted under the auspices of the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework, the country's learning strategy for the vocational education and training (VET) system. According to the study, eighty-five percent of instructors in Australia's VET system are using e-learning. Eighty-five percent of teachers and trainers also believe that e-learning has been improving learning outcomes for students. Seventy-three percent students reported that e-learning was improving their employment options while 70 percent said that having an e-learning component in their course increased their computer skills and confidence. According to Jim Davidson, deputy secretary of the Australian Department of Education, Science, and Training, Australia's investments in e-learning over the last five years are beginning to pay off.

Disconnected

Ellen D. Wagner | December 01, 2005 | TD Magazine Archive

The article focuses on a significant rise in mobile device adoption by professionals. In 2005, the number of U.S. mobile telephone users surpassed the number of traditional land-based phone lines. In addition to opening up new forms of real-time interactive communication such as text messaging and instant messaging, the adoption of mobile devices for the purpose of learning is starting to show greater adaptability. Technologies such as podcasting has just been initiated into the genre of prerecorded audio programming. With portable MP3 players and mobile games already capturing much early attention in the mobile learning arena, the real excitement these days continues to focus on the significant developments occurring in the mobile networking world. Mobile learning is for the purpose of those people who need access to information and performance support when out in the field or on the job. Mobile learning includes those strategies, practices, tools, applications, and resources that take advantage of ubiquitous networks and pervasive digital devices to realize the promises of anytime, anywhere learning.

Getting Up to Speed

Dan Sussman | December 01, 2005 | TD Magazine Archive

The article focuses on Atlanta-based Randstad North America, one of the biggest professional staffing companies in the U.S. Randstad North America is a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Randstad Holding NV, which is among the world's largest providers of professional staffing services. Randstad's success is largely dependent on the quality of its staffing agents as they are the ones who are dispatched to branch offices throughout the continent to bring in the clients and provide day-to-day service. Randstad started an onboarding program for its new agents but this program could not prove itself very effective. For one thing, most of the training took place in instructor-led classroom sessions that were time-consuming and resource-intensive which involved six weeks of concentrated effort by new hires. In addition, nearly all of the course materials used in training were on paper, making distribution and reproduction difficult. Meeting the challenges would require a substantial overhaul of the program, including improved methods of learning delivery, altered schedules, and better accountability.

Five Steps to Leading Strategically

Katherine Beatty | December 01, 2005 | TD Magazine Archive

The article presents five steps that can be taken to help an organization build leadership strategy. An effective leadership strategy not only encompasses an organization's values and culture but also addresses the role of systems in facilitating leadership and development, as well as strategies for improving the effectiveness of individuals and teams. The organization should have a compelling vision and clear mission. There's need to identify capabilities to implement business strategy. One organization that represents the power of clarifying aspirations and strategy is Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP), which is one of the largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the U.S. The senior leaders at CHP embraced the importance of aligning the organization's strategic priorities with the critical leadership factors needed to meet them. The culture, structures, and systems at CHP have played a crucial rule in its success in enacting strategic leadership. It should also be checked whether the leadership development strategy incorporates multiple types of experiences, such as training, coaching, mentoring, action learning, and developmental job assignments.

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