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Starting Fresh to Push Beyond DEI Fatigue

Starting Fresh to Push Beyond DEI Fatigue

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being   — 3 MIN

Create Immersive and Engaging Learning Through Pop Culture

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Learning is never-ending, just as Netflix always has new shows to watch. We learn how to walk, read, and eventually learn skills that allow us to work and lead fulfilling lives. But traditional...

How to Build Learning Buy-in from Leaders

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

HR and L&D professionals are tasked with executing and monitoring learning programs to ensure employees engage and implement the training. For some topics, the “why” behind them is easier for the...

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...

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