Blue Ocean Brain, a leading provider of workplace microlearning and professional development content, has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group award in their Fall 2022 Excellence in Technology Program: a Gold Award for Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation.
The award entry, titled Moving Beyond Traditional Diversity Training to Help Companies Take Real Action on DEI, was focused on Blue Ocean Brain's work helping companies deliver inclusive, actionable, and continuous learning opportunities that engage all employees on a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) journey to drive innovation and build lasting culture change. Building a DEI-centric workplace is no longer a nice-to-have or even a differentiator; it is now a business imperative. Achieving measurable and sustainable culture change requires a robust DEI learning and development approach. Blue Ocean Brain meets these learning needs through an innovative content design and delivery strategy that moves far beyond traditional training.
Blue Ocean Brain is the only learning provider to provide ongoing, daily content designed to drive DEI while supporting the employee holistically. Lesson topics like active allyship, psychological safety, empathetic and inclusive leadership, and utilizing pronouns in support of the LGBTQ+ community highlight Blue Ocean Brain's commitment to providing content supporting all stages of the DEI journey.
“From our research, we know that more than half of organizations say it is critical to advance the HCM technology ecosystem to succeed in the future of work. Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pace-setters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in the challenging environment we all work in,” said Brandon Hall Group chief operating officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.
“We are honored to celebrate the foresight and ingenuity of our Technology award winners!” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “More than 80% of employers are optimistic about advancing digital transformation in 2023, our research shows, and that is because these organizations and individuals are laser-focused on technology innovation.”
Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria:
- Product: What is the product’s breakthrough innovation?
- Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
- Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
- Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?
About Blue Ocean Brain
Blue Ocean Brain is a pioneering microlearning firm that combines collaborative consultation, award-winning content, and flexible integration options to help clients of all sizes and industries across the globe develop a high-performing culture of inclusion and learning that aligns with and supports their strategic priorities. Produced fresh daily, Blue Ocean Brain's interactive content and modern user experience bring mission-critical material to the on-the-go learner in a way that fits easily into the natural flow of their workday. Blue Ocean Brain's content is designed to upskill busy employees around important initiatives such as diversity and inclusion, leadership development, employee mental health and well-being, critical thinking, change management, and much more.
About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest-running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and has more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory.
At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking, and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (www.brandonhall.com)