ISPI Performance Digest
Feb. 24, 2015

The future of organizations is Gen Y: Are you ready to train it?
CommLab India
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation estimates that by 2025, 75 percent of the global workforce will be Gen Y (also known as "screenagers" or millennials). This generation has grown up with technology and the Internet and are more used to "screen learning" than acquiring knowledge through books. They are passionate about trying new things, have short attention spans and tend to get bored quickly. So, taking the learning preferences of millennials into consideration, do you think you are ready to train them? More

Get rid of time debt: A formula to stop you from overcommitting
Harvard Business Review
People routinely misdiagnose themselves as having a "productivity" problem when, in fact, their bigger issue is an overcommitment problem. When they have committed to more external projects and personal goals and obligations than they have hours for in the day, they feel the massive weight of time debt. More

Why you need a language strategy
Training Journal
Feb. 21 marks the 16th International Mother Language Day, which was originally established by the UNESCO in 1999. The aim of International Mother Language Day is to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as multilingualism across the world. It got me thinking about just how valuable multilingual and multicultural skills are in a today's globalized business world.More

Nostalgia foster creativity, openness
Big Think
A new paper in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology shows that if you want to get those creative juices flowing, you may need to get a little nostalgic.More

Mastering the soft skills: 5 unspoken rules for every manager
There are unspoken rules that exist in the workplace that colleges don't teach and HR rarely trains on, and those rules are a powerful influence of who advances and who does not. These are the "soft skills" that organizational leaders wish more of their managers and people understood. Here's a crash course in just five of those unspoken rules.More

How to have the perfect workday: The 52/17 routine
My Modern Met
If you feel like you don't accomplish as much as you'd like during the day, perhaps there's a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break.More

Solving performance problems in meaningful and relevant ways
Discussion abounds about how to make e-learning compelling or engaging. Advice ranges from using different typefaces, sizes or colors to the use of gamification or the latest training trend or technology. But is all that just putting lipstick on a pig?More

How to develop a performance improvement plan for employees
Most employees want to come to work and do their best, even when it looks like they are floundering. One way we can help them do this is by creating a performance improvement plan to help them along the way.More