Organizational success is fundamentally determined by how well people actually end up performing the day to day work of the organization. Every effort an organization makes to lead, manage, develop, train, and support people, should be judged and valued according to its contribution to effective performance on-the-job, all the time, everywhere. It’s the endgame. It’s what fundamentally matters. This blog section provides articles in seven areas. Click on any area to get to blogs specific for that topic or scroll below to access the most current blogs.
Hey, we’re among friends, right? You all know how passionate we are for this discipline. You have heard the pitch—probably more than you’d care to. We just passed our 10th anniversary of dedicating our professional lives, and even some of our personal lives, to the care, feeding, and growing of this incredibly powerful discipline. RANT WARNING!! […]
I attended the first conference in the United States dedicated solely to eLearning. At the time the primary tool for authoring was a rudimentary software package called Hypertext. Hypertext-produced eLearning was touted as a 24/7 learning option capable of replacing trainers. What a ridiculous claim that was then. But, somehow, marketing specialists made it believable […]
I’ve spent my professional career developing, proving, and optimizing a business defensible approach to instructional design, one that systematically produces sustainable, measurable solutions that enable effective on-the-job performance. I began this pursuit in 1984 because, back then, instructional design methodology claimed to be systematic. But it was too lethargic and, in many ways, haphazard. Since […]
If you said, “Compliance Training” to your employees, what would their reaction be? Would they jump for joy, smile a bit, roll their eyes, or run for the hills? For me, this issue has been the 800-pound gorilla in our industry for years. I’ve done some informal surveying of late and have run into three […]
Well, we’re back home–inspired, challenged, and drop-dead exhausted! It was another successful learning event in Orlando, and as you can see from the mind map above, it was full of a lot of diverse topics! It was wonderful seeing so many of you there. We’re going to make this particular blog short because we’d love […]