Engaging the Brain

Since the 1990s self-paced (asynchronous) online learning has seemed like Camelot for corporate training departments:  It is the mythical, low-cost, low-interference way of training employees to increase productivity or comply with regulations.   Although 90% of companies now use some form of online training, self-paced elearning lags behind other forms of online learning.   Why?  Quite frankly, …Read More

Virtual Celebrations

As Martha and the Vandellas and, later, Van Halen sang, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets!”  The USA, France, Canada, Burundi, the Solomon Islands and 21 other countries celebrate their independence this month.   All these festivities are a good reminder that, as managers, we should also celebrate the achievements …Read More

The Three-way Battle: Entertainment, Information, Education

Despite the record number of deaths, the devastation to the economy, and the social isolation, the dark cloud of COVID-19 has had some silver linings.  Nature rebounded, technology advanced, and the amount of online content soared.  So much free content is available that many do not want to pay for professional development anymore.  But the …Read More