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Navigating VUCA in the Workplace

Navigating VUCA in the Workplace

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being   — 4 MIN

How Hobbies Can Boost Workplace Productivity

Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Sometimes, it can feel like work becomes your whole world. Long meetings, looming deadlines, and endless responsibilities pile up. On top of that, remote schedules are making it harder to...

Quiet Quitting: What it Means for Company Culture

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

These days, terms like Great Resignation, unplugging, and remote work are all over the place. From navigating transitions back to the office, creating fully remote positions, or adopting hybrid...

The Impact of Generational Differences in the Workplace on L&D

Employee Learning & Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

If your job involves communicating with a generationally diverse team, the learning curve for reaching that audience may be a bit steeper than usual. Indeed, working with staffers of various ages is...

[Infographic] 9 Obstacles to Learning Equity and What L&D Can Do About Them

Employee Learning & Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

Is all workplace L&D created equal? Findings from a recent RedThread Research initiative point to a resounding "no." In fact, through an extensive data collection and listening process, they've...

Creating Change Makers - A Blueprint for Successful DEI Change

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

[New Ebook] Moving your leaders and staff from acknowledging DEI initiatives to real change in the workplace is challenging. Often there is a lot of dancing around subjects and situations from people...

Actionable Ways Employees Can Support DEI

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Over the past few years, a new C-suite role has emerged—CDO, or Chief Diversity Officer. They are responsible for helping companies further their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. And...

7 Ways Your People Leaders Can Jump-Start DEI Initiatives

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

There is a lot of talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) these days, but, unfortunately, not as much action. DEI training has been taking place in companies of all types and sizes for...

Branch Out: Innovative L&D Program Powering a People Promise

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Blue Ocean Brain News  

4 MIN

Ciena, an American telecommunications networking equipment and software company, needed a new learning tool to support their people and make it easy and enjoyable to access learning and development...

How To Challenge Resistance To DEI Initiatives

Employee Learning & Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics are top-of-mind in organizations of all sizes across industries. Not only have businesses come to recognize that DEI drives bottom-line business results,...

How Nudge Theory Drives Learner Engagement and Culture Change

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

We use nudges all the time in our personal lives to change behavior.   You might use a physical nudge when you want to get your partner’s attention. You might use a digital nudge when you’ve sent an...

How Self-Directed Learning Can Boost the Employee Experience

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Today’s work environment is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. With hybrid work, the Great Resignation, and the ongoing stressors of navigating through a pandemic, employees have a lot to...

[Guide] Why L&D is the Key to Achieving Your Company Culture Goals

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

1 MIN

[New Guide] If you're responsible for staff learning & development, chances are you're quite familiar with company executives having grandiose plans for evolving company culture. And those plans...

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