Aligned Performance
Author Archives: Aligned Performance

3 Reasons Virtual Training Beats Online Learning

While they both have advantages, here are 3 primary reasons people enjoy virtual training over online training. #1. Learning is a social act. Studies show that people crave context and connection, which you don’t get during online courses. When I ask participants what they enjoy most about virtual training (versus online) they repeatedly report they […]

Continue reading

3 Reasons Training Fails

When you invest in training, why not take the extra steps to make sure you get the return you were hoping for?  Here are 3 reasons training doesn’t always work, and what to do about it. REASON #1: No reinforcement or accountability.   This is a common misstep, and here are two ways to address […]

Continue reading

The Answer Isn’t Always Training

“We need training.”  This statement is a common knee-jerk reaction to address things like employee engagement, performance and turnover. However, there are many things that could be part of a solution, in addition to or instead of training. This article will get you thinking about all the possibilities. When a client requests training, I resist […]

Continue reading

Engaging Learners Online

Whether you are developing online learning from scratch or converting classroom training to be delivered online, there are new best practices and guidelines for engaging learners.  I have found these strategies to be extremely effective. By providing both synchronous and asynchronous components of the training, participants have multiple ways to engage with the material and […]

Continue reading

Too Many Meetings?!

A huge headache most of us can relate to is… we are invited to too many meetings!  And most of them are unproductive. With too many unproductive meetings, people have less time to do actual work. You know the story – you’re in meetings all day and are forced to do your work during evenings […]

Continue reading

Can you really teach soft skills virtually?

The short answer is YES! A skilled facilitator can be effective at teaching soft skills in a virtual environment. From communication to management skills, it’s all possible. So how do you teach things like leadership, management and communications skills virtually? Here are three nuggets I’ve learned since mid-March. 1.      Attention spans are shorter when people looking […]

Continue reading

Manager Training – what to include?

I recently wrapped up a 9-month Manager Training program for a client. As a capstone, participants shared three key learning points and how they made changes in their work. Here, I’m sharing takeaways that stood up for people in the training. These topics are a must for training managers and leaders in your organization. Communicating […]

Continue reading

Developing Employees from Hire to Exit

The employee journey starts with the recruitment process and moves through onboarding to development and finally exit. We call this process a “People System”.   A company’s ‘people system’ carries an employee through their entire journey, from recruitment to exit.  Ideally, the employee journey is aligned with the company’s vision, mission and values. As this image […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 4