ISPI Performance Digest
Apr. 22, 2014

White paper: Learning strategies for long-term retention
Bottom-Line Performance
Sharon Boller, president of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: "When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention." It's full of research, case studies and advice for learning professionals ready to reduce the amount of information learners forget from all types of training.More

Manual methods still dominate training
Despite an era of apps, online training methods and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. Not just small companies, but large ones! According to one study conducted by, roughly 36 percent of LMS purchasers they encounter reported they were still using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and live training instructors for the majority of their training needs.More

Why playful learning is the key to prosperity
In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can't: be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers — to be purposeful creators.More

Coaching can be simple
Kevin Eikenberry
Coaching and feedback doesn't have to be a formal meeting. Yes, there are many times when coaching needs to be a formal sit down, with clear expectations and planning. But effective coaching can also be a clear, quick conversation that is heard, understood and acted upon.More

Honda issues social media guidelines for its employees
Business Management Daily
It's pretty hard to keep employees away from social media during working hours. In fact, some companies encourage employees to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other networks to spread the word about their work. So Honda Motor Co., among others, has issued social media guidelines for employees.More

Help your employees find flow
Harvard Business Review
Holacracy. Results-Only Work Environments. These new, more flexible ways of working may be a step too far for many organizations. Still, greater employee freedom can create a better sense of "flow," which enhances engagement, retention and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don't have to let go completely.More

Personalizing professional development: It's about empowerment, not tools
Personalized learning and professional development — these buzzwords are humming on everyone's lips in education these days. Given the national realization that our students need new skills and competencies to be "college and career ready" after they leave our schools, substantial shifts are happening in the areas of teacher practice and educational standards. More