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The efficiencies of teamwork
Military Training Technology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even before organizations across the Army and Department of Defense were asked to "do more without more," the U.S Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation was realizing savings through a simple yet multifaceted concept: teamwork. More

THE ISPI Performance Improvement Conference features Research and Theory to Practice Symposium
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This year's THE Performance Improvement Conference features the ISPI Research and Theory to Practice Symposium. The Symposium is designed and organized specifically to help workplace learning and performance professionals separate fact from fancy, myth-taken conclusions from solid research findings, and enthusiasm from evidence on important issues we face. This half-day program provides an opportunity to hear what unbiased researchers, who spend their professional lives examining questions related to the work we do, present — not only what the research tells us about matters that affect learning and performance, but also what they have discovered from their own studies. Learn about the Symposium as you plan for the conference! More

MTV studies millennials, uses data to transform its own workplace
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MTV has just completed one of the most in-depth studies of the work habits of millennials, the findings of which may surprise some. And it is using that research — and some seemingly counterintuitive organizational strategies — to transform its own workplace in an effort to remain relevant with a generation MTV believes will reshape everything about, well, everything. More

How to train your employees on social media
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Social media cannot be avoided by putting the organizational head in the sand any longer. It is a pervasive part of the world in which we live and operate. Equally, we cannot afford to hire huge teams to manage this for us. Certainly we need to manage "problems" as they occur, but we also need advocates. And the best advocates we have available are those already choosing to work for us. More

Breaking down silos to improve patient flow, hospital efficiency
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One of the overall goals of health care reform is to move from a fragmented health care system to an integrated model that provides services more efficiently and at less cost. Within hospitals, this fragmentation is seen in the different silos in which people work. Operating in silos threatens to prevent hospitals from delivering the coordinated care that is necessary to meet quality and cost demands of health care reform. In contrast, breaking down silos can help hospitals achieve coordinated care, which improves patient flow and the overall efficiency of the organization. More

Diversity training doesn't work
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are two reasons to do diversity training: One is to prevent lawsuits, while the other is to create an inclusive environment in which each member of the community is valued, respected and can contribute their talents fully. There's just one problem. Diversity training doesn't extinguish prejudice — it promotes it. More

Employee motivation: Intrinsic approach works best
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James Grinnell uses Daniel Pink's book, "Drive," to make the point that the old carrot-and-stick approach to employee motivation is not effective. His argument uses three key factors that are proven to motivate and drive the ambitions of workers inspired from inner or innate desires and needs. More

How all professional roles contribute to sustainability
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Environmental health and safety professionals, who have a variety of backgrounds from operations to environmental compliance, often are the de facto sustainability leaders, particularly at companies with manufacturing traditions. But every staff member can contribute. Here's how. More
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