The PRYOR Learning Brief – August Recap

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Check out these learning articles, conferences and podcasts.   Corporate Training Market in US 2019-2023 | Rising Popularity of Microlearning to Boost Growth – https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190802005104/en/ Businesses Need to Embrace the New Science of Learning – https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/businesses-need-to-embrace-the-new-science-of-learning/ Allowing a retiring employee to “phase down” or be rehired on a contract basis can be a win-win situation…
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Work-Life Balance Tips: There’s an App for That!

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In today’s workplaces, more people have mobile devices and laptops — which offers new flexibilities, but also creates new pressures to be online 24/7. The traditional “9 to 5” workplace is quickly fading away. How can employees manage increased demands at home and at work?   Effective work-life balance is often about effective time management….
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Work vs. Life — The Ultimate Showdown

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Work-Life Integration: Supporting the Future of Work Life Balance The only constant is change, and how we see work-life balance is no different.  Workplaces are evolving to focus more on knowledge work than factory work, and to focus more on real-time service to customers. Here are some future-focused tips and activities for managers working in…
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The PRYOR Learning Brief – July Recap

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Here are some July stories we saw moving the corporate learning landscape. Are Companies About to Have a Gen X Retention Problem? – https://hbr.org/2019/07/are-companies-about-to-have-a-gen-x-retention-problem Massive Growth of Gamification in Corporate Training Market – https://www.marketexpert24.com/2019/07/17/massive-growth-of-gamification-in-corporate-training-market-in-worldwide-2019-with-top-key-players-bunchball-badgeville-designing-digital-gameeffective/ Amazon plans to upskill 100,000 employees to alleviate blurring lines between technical and non-technical jobs – https://www.fastcompany.com/90380050/amazon-upskilling-100000-employees-and-the-future-of-work How ready is your…
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Continuing Education: The Business Case

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Continuing education is an investment that benefits both organizations and employees; to sell its importance, employees need to communicate the value of that investment in a win-win way. Too often though, employees try to justify continuing education by describing its benefits to them individually —rather than by describing the benefits to the organization.  Let’s look…
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How to Love Lifelong Learning: Five Options for Continuing Education

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Continuing education is part of lifelong learning — and we are never done!  Whether you have been out of school for years, or you are looking for the next educational experience after finishing your MBA, learning opportunities are everywhere. This article reviews five different types of continuing education that professionals often choose to engage with….
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Women in Leadership

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We recently worked with a female leader who had gotten feedback from a 360-degree feedback exercise. The feedback was positive, with constructive comments on the leader’s strengths and a few suggestions for expanding her impact as the organization grew. This leader was clearly making a positive difference in her organization. Several of the feedback providers…
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Leadership Skills for the Future

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The world is an uncertain and fast-moving place, and the leadership skills needed in the past are not the ones that will get you to the future.  Here are four leadership skills and characteristics that are particularly important in this environment: Technology and Process Savviness: While a lot of leadership articles talk about the importance…
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Emotional Intelligence and Safety

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Safety leaders are strong in technical skills — hazard assessment, risk management and safety controls — but soft skills can vary widely. In fact, a common question raised in many safety workshops is “How can I get the employees to take the time to practice safety on the job?” Consider looking beyond the technical —…
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