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    Avoid the most common mistakes of collaboration

Avoid the most common mistakes of collaboration

 

Collaboration. It’s one of those “right answer” words. Whatever your work challenge is, collaboration, it would seem, is never wrong.

Except when it is.

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One of the most common mistakes of collaboration is assuming that everyone must collaborate, all the time.

“In one of our recent leader team meetings,” shared one of our clients, “our entire senior group spent 45 minutes discussing how to format our new letterhead. Later, I added up the collective time we spent, and it was an expensive decision. We have this belief that everyone has to have a voice in every decision.”

She’s right. Collaboration is one of those wonderful attributes that, when exercised to an extreme, can become an expensive liability.

To collaborate effectively, then, teams must first discuss explicitly when they will collaborate… and (importantly) when […]

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    Free Webinar – Employee Life Cycle: Secrets to Retaining and Engaging Employees
 Free Webinar – Employee Life Cycle: Secrets to Retaining and Engaging Employees


    Free Webinar – Employee Life Cycle: Secrets to Retaining and Engaging Employees


Free Webinar – Employee Life Cycle: Secrets to Retaining and Engaging Employees


 

Free Webinar – Employee Life Cycle: Secrets to Retaining and Engaging Employees

Wednesday, Aug. 13
,  10-11 a.m. (CDT)

Not only does employee turnover lead to greater expense for your company in terms of replacement training, lost time and loss of acquired knowledge and capability, but it can also hurt overall morale. Employee turnover is less than ideal, but it can be avoided. Issues to be addressed in this free webinar by Mitchell Communications Group include:

  • Understanding the impact of turnover
  • Introducing the Mitchell talent management scorecard
  • Linking HR processes to the employee life cycle
  • Discussing the critical role of training and retention

If you haven’t already registered for this free webinar, click here.
 
For more information about our webinars, training and other just-in-time learning tools, contact: center@mitchcommgroup.com. We hope you will join us!

  • Blended Learning in Real Life Blended Learning in Real Life

    Blended Learning in Real Life

Blended Learning in Real Life

 

Like we mentioned in our previous article, blended learning at its foundation is about identifying which type of learning experience makes the most sense for the content to be delivered – and making sure those modules (or pieces) of information are connected.

For example, a training program designed to help individuals give better presentations might be most effective when individuals have the opportunity to:

  • Consider their own presentation strengths, weaknesses and style
  • Watch effective presentations and consider what was done well, and on what could be improved
  • Receive tips and tricks to delivering presentations, and then deliver actual live presentations and receive actual feedback on presentations of their own

So what might a blended learning approach look like considering the above example of presentation training? It might be made up of several learning components, each with a […]

  • Blended Learning: Flipping the Conventional Style of Learning Blended Learning: Flipping the Conventional Style of Learning

    Blended Learning: Flipping the Conventional Style of Learning

Blended Learning: Flipping the Conventional Style of Learning

 

While blended learning is a recently popularized learning tactic, learning professionals are already trying out new ways to take it one step further. To make the most of their face-to-face time with learners, many instructors are beginning to utilize the flipping method as described by teachthought.

Basically, in a conventional style of learning, an instructor delivers information to students face-to-face, then assigns post-session follow-up work (or homework). Hopefully, that instructor is able to provide adequate feedback on that assignment at a later date. Often, that is difficult to do. And we all know homework isn’t very popular with most learners. To be honest, there is a better way!

With the flipping method, this conventional style is “flipped” around. Material that would normally be delivered in the classroom is delivered ahead of time via […]