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Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

March 12th 2014 marked the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Over these last 25 years, we have seen huge technological growth that affects every individual and organisation in society. The way that we communicate and convey information has totally changed. As a result, the ways in which we learn have also changed.

 

In this post, we consider how engaging and stimulating learning content must incorporate informal social learning and embrace the technologies which assist it.

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Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up'

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up' | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In today’s knowledge economy, people expect change over the course of their careers. More than 90 percent of millennials plan to stay in their jobs less than three years. They’ll spiral between work and learning, sometimes blurring the lines between both. As they continue to build foundational knowl

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How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation

How To Be Persuasive: 7 New Secrets From Hostage Negotiation | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Whether it’s dealing with family members, buying a car or negotiating a raise, persuasion is always a useful skill.

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New Managers: Are You Having Trouble Letting Go of Old Habits?

New Managers: Are You Having Trouble Letting Go of Old Habits? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Most leaders began their careers as high functioning individual contributors. They had their sphere of responsibilities and took pride in their ability to accomplish tasks. They were self-starters effective at how to get work done. These qualities likely contributed to their eventual promotion into a management role.


But when they became a manager, their role shifted. They now needed to focus on what needed to get done and leave the how to the individual contributors they managed. As a manager, they needed to be more strategic and less tactical.

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4 Simple Daily Practices Which Bring Out Your Best Self

4 Simple Daily Practices Which Bring Out Your Best Self | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Bringing out your best self is the way to live your life. We are creatures of habits and without realizing it, your current self may be in a comfort zone
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9 Ways to Stop Being Negative - Center for Healthy Minds

9 Ways to Stop Being Negative  - Center for Healthy Minds | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Center for Healthy Minds Founder Richard Davidson weighs in on how to cultivate a positive attitude in the Huffington Post
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How to Avoid Making Painful Choices Which Negatively Impact

How to Avoid Making Painful Choices Which Negatively Impact | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Can you avoid making painful choices? One of my biggest learning curves was a time when I crashed financially and lost everything, well everything material

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French and Raven's Five Forms of Power: Understanding Where Power Comes From in the Workplace

French and Raven's Five Forms of Power: Understanding Where Power Comes From in the Workplace | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Power comes in many forms. Identify them so you can push back on the negative ones.
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Critical thinking can change your life: the ultimate guide

Critical thinking can change your life: the ultimate guide | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Employers’ demand for critical thinking skills is about to increase exponentially. Are you ready? A critical thinking definition for every day and everyone.

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Workplace Learning: The individual’s perspective

Workplace Learning: The individual’s perspective | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In this post, however, I want to consider the Individual’s Perspective of Workplace Learning. First of all, please note, I have not used the word Learner here, because for the Individual – the employee, the worker – it is clear it is not all about the learning but about the work. It’s primarily about getting their work done, addressing performance problems, and being part of a functioning team – and in fact learning is often an unconscious activity here! But it is also about personal improvement through both company-organised and self-initiatives, and about keeping up to date with what is happening in their industry or profession so that they remain relevant. So, here is a graphic that shows 10 ways how an individual might learn at and for work.

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5 Common Blunders We Make While Public Speaking, And How To Correct Them

5 Common Blunders We Make While Public Speaking, And How To Correct Them | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The same mistakes are common in public speaking, but they are easier to correct than you may think.
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7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

As we go through our daily-by-day lives without a pause or a moment to think about what it is we are actually doing, it's easy to assume we are working as effectively as we can. It is important to take that pause and observe others in action. Are we working as effectively as our extremely successful peers?

Inspired by Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, take a look at the things very successful people do and see how their habits aid them in achieving their maximum effectiveness.

Want to become one of those highly effective people and no longer a bystander? Try these 7 habits and find your own success.

1. Be proactive

Nothing will ever get done if we do nothing but sit around waiting for things to happen. Effective people know that there is no value in overthinking, in spending more time on our words than our actions. The most powerful thing anyone can do is simply take the reins in their own hands to instigate movement.

2. See the end

While the process of action is undoubtedly important, sometimes the impetus for our most powerful, effective actions comes from knowing where the end lies. If we continue to keep that in mind, we'll be able to maximize our productivity to reach our highly desired, very rewarding end goal.

3. Prioritize

When embarking on a task with many steps, it can be tempting to stop something halfway through when the going gets tough. What we should do, however, is actually push through. The difficulty of an action shouldn't change that it's our priority.

4. Visualize

Effective people can always imagine a favorable outcome--even if one doesn't seem likely to be written in the books. When you feel bogged down, or your actions are simply not getting you where you want, practice visualization for a couple minutes. Visualize your goals and the steps you need to make to get you there.

5. Try to understand things beforehand

Often, people jump into things without properly reading the instructions--ultimately resulting in ineffective actions far from the results they had previously envisioned. Setting aside adequate time to sort through and plan can really benefit your end results.

6. Synergize

There is nothing more powerful than combining forces. Regardless of how competent we might be on our own, there is always greater strength in numbers. Synergize on everything you can--how much more effective you are may surprise you.

7. Renew and improve

Last, one of the most important habits of all is that of self-care. We need to allow ourselves the time and space--not just once in a blue moon, but a bit here and there every day--in order to mend our burnt-out ends. Make time to regenerate and you will find that you are better able to effectively achieve your personal best.

 

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Are you working as effectively as your extremely successful peers? If not, there's something you can do about that.

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How to Achieve Mindfulness Right at Your Desk

How to Achieve Mindfulness Right at Your Desk | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is all the rage these days. Find out how to use this to destress at work.
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How to Survive A Performance Review: 5 Insider Tips from a Performance Manager

How to Survive A Performance Review: 5 Insider Tips from a Performance Manager | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Are you facing a performance review? Here are 5 insider tips from the performance manager’s side on how to not only survive a review, but prevail.

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Overcoming Overconfidence

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A healthy level of confidence is important for getting ahead in business, but what happens when you get a big ego. Here's how to overcome overconfidence.
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How to Manage Employees With Difficult Personalities

How to Manage Employees With Difficult Personalities | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Don't let a bad attitude bring down your organizational culture. Find out how to bring relief to the office by addressing these problem behaviors.
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(From the article): Essentially, when it comes to difficult personalities in the workplace, the name of the game is communication. Take the time to understand where these behaviors are springing from and develop solutions around them. Doing so will not only earn you the respect of your workers, but it will also help you foster a positive work environment where everyone can feel comfortable.
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How to Keep Employees Accountable Without Micromanaging

How to Keep Employees Accountable Without Micromanaging | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

It’s a difficult tightrope to walk — you want to make sure everyone's contributing without constantly checking in and slowing down productivity. But it’s important to do. A Gallup poll found that disengaged employees shrugging off work accounted for up to $550 billion in losses a year!


One of the primary trends we identified in our Employee Engagement Report is that accountability will be a major issue for employees going forward. In fact, employees listed colleagues failing to follow through as their biggest productivity concern.

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How to Own Your Performance Review

How to Own Your Performance Review | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Mention performance review and even the most unflappable employees feel sparks of dread or resentment. Here are a few tips to own your next review
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7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive answer. By continuing to walk past, the person signals that only a nod or brief reply is expected. However, if that person were to stop and look you in the eye when asking the same question, your options change. Their behavior has invited more than a reflexive answer.

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Working With Powerful People: Manage Your Relationships for Maximum Career Satisfaction

Working With Powerful People: Manage Your Relationships for Maximum Career Satisfaction | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Your job almost certainly involves working with people who have power over you. Find out how to nurture a successful relationship with them.
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Time to reflect – why does it matter in the workplace?

Time to reflect – why does it matter in the workplace? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Reflection can be a very empowering process. It can help you to make sense of your day; to come to decisions, to set a course of action; to step away from your habitual way of doing and thinking to discover new freedoms and opportunities.
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7 Things People With Emotional Control Don't Do

7 Things People With Emotional Control Don't Do | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
We've all been there; that moment when we calm down and realize that our emotions just completely took over our bodies and caused us to behave in a wa

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Workplace Learning: The individual’s perspective

Workplace Learning: The individual’s perspective | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In this post, however, I want to consider the Individual’s Perspective of Workplace Learning. First of all, please note, I have not used the word Learner here, because for the Individual – the employee, the worker – it is clear it is not all about the learning but about the work. It’s primarily about getting their work done, addressing performance problems, and being part of a functioning team – and in fact learning is often an unconscious activity here! But it is also about personal improvement through both company-organised and self-initiatives, and about keeping up to date with what is happening in their industry or profession so that they remain relevant. So, here is a graphic that shows 10 ways how an individual might learn at and for work.

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Why career goals are important (and how to help your staff achieve them)

Why career goals are important (and how to help your staff achieve them) | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Most modern workers enter the “Rat Race” with ambitions to scale the career ladder, but poor careers advice and inadequate line management are leading to many employees feeling unfulfilled. Insights looks at how to avoid falling into this trap
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Why Storytelling Will Be the Biggest Business Skill of the Next 5 Years

Why Storytelling Will Be the Biggest Business Skill of the Next 5 Years | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
No one cares about your marketing goals. But everyone likes a good story.
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5 Ways Meetings Get Off Track, and How to Prevent Each One

5 Ways Meetings Get Off Track, and How to Prevent Each One | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

We’ve all been in frustrating meetings where one person keeps going off on tangents. If the team can’t get the person back on track, important decisions get delayed and/or the meeting drags on past the ending time. It’s one of the most common ways that meetings get derailed — and one of the simplest to address. But teams have many ways of getting themselves off track, and they usually do it collaboratively and subtly, with each team member acting in good faith. Here are five ways that meetings typically go off track and how to prevent each one:

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