Why the Smallest Gestures Have the Biggest Impact

Sometimes in work and life, we forget about the simplest of things. In the age of COVID and all the stress that comes with it, we need to remember not to neglect the little things.  In a fast-paced, modern world, sometimes it pays to just sit and observe the world around you. In observation mode, …

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How Change Impact Learners in Five Stages

Change is an unavoidable part of life, and it has been at the forefront of people’s minds during the past 18 months.  As things change and we adjust to new ways of working now and in the future, we tend to overlook how this impacts our learners.  In this episode of The Learning Xchange, Matthew …

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7 Ways to Handle Burnout in the Workplace

The conversation around burnout and mental health has increasingly become a focus for workplaces. Yet, with burnout on the rise, many workplaces are not equipped to deal with it successfully.  If you look on news websites, especially HR or business-specific ones, you can see just how much of a problem burnout has become. Burnout is …

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How to Manage the Unlearning Curve for New Hires

When a new hire joins, there’s always a learning curve. What about an unlearning curve, though? New hires come with experience, processes, and habits picked up from their old workplace. They may or may not align with your company culture, goals, or processes. In this case, a degree of unlearning must happen for a new …

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How to Successfully Implement a New Initiative in the Workplace

Whether it’s to keep up with changing technology, a fast-paced market, new regulations, or something else, implementing a new initiative is a necessary part of running a successful business. However, it can be a tricky process. One simple change can affect every single part of an organization. If a new initiative is to be introduced …

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How To Build Work Relationships That Go Beyond Our Usual Functions

What happens when we make a concentrated effort to form positive working relationships? Not just basic collaboration and pleasantries, but to really connect and check in with your colleagues. Many of us get caught up in our own heads, too busy with the day-to-day responsibilities to remember to do this. However, the benefits are huge …

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Perfection: How L&D Pros Can Let Go of It and Simply Be Themselves

Learning and development professionals could all use a little reminder that perfection is unrealistic and that they can feel comfortable exposing their human side at work. When employees look at learning and development professionals, they may think of us as superhuman in a way. Perhaps not on the level of Superman, but they may assume …

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How L&D Can Go From Order Taker to Strategic Business Partner

Do you or your learning and development team feel like an order taker in your organization when you’d rather be seen as a business partner? Often the learning and development teams feel somewhat separate from the rest of the organization and are brought into the conversation way later than they would like. This is a …

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7 Steps to Maintaining the Effectiveness of Your Learning System

When was the last time you gave your learning system a spring cleaning? If you’re not regularly maintaining and revisiting your learning system, you could be missing out on opportunities to improve them. Sometimes the systems we build and the content we rely on for workplace training becomes out of date. Your learning system won’t …

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