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Hybrid Communications Training
With many of us returning to the office and others remaining remote, hybrid meetings have become commonplace in the workplace. Here are 25 questions to help you make the call on hybrid training.
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In the world of communications training, 2021 was a pivotal year. We saw tremendous growth in the sophistication of digital training environments, as companies adopted digital approaches to deliver exceptional learner experiences that help their workforces succeed.
How to deliver impactful, engaging hybrid meetings
Conducting a hybrid meeting, one where some of those attending are in the room and others are virtual, is a lot harder than many think—and it’s quickly becoming the new norm. Focusing on a few key aspects of your delivery can help you take advantage of this new meeting mode.
Leading a Virtual Team Means Doing Things Differently
With remote jobs increasing in 71% in 2020, many leaders continue to manage remote workers as if they were managing a co-located team. Yet, fifty three percent of leaders we surveyed at a recent webinar said that they had NOT received any training on leading a virtual team.
Click to Read Blog: Experiencing Zoom Fatigue? It’s Not Just You. Four Ways to Eliminate the Exhaustion
As we continue to work in remote environments, virtual video meetings are keeping us connected and business moving forward. They’re also leaving us exhausted. The extra mental processing required to navigate screen-based interactions means even those accustomed to frequent meetings are experiencing the burnout. To restore and productivity, consider four alternatives for business communication that eliminate the screentime.
Click to read blog: 3 Tips for Encouraging Collaboration in Your Virtual Meetings
As you and your teams navigate working remotely, we’re publishing tips and best practices for leading virtual meetings, presenting virtually and promoting remote team collaboration. For this week’s tips, here are 3 best practices for encouraging collaboration in your virtual meetings:
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With travel restrictions, reduced in-person meetings, and canceled events, many organizations have employees working from home. For remote team members interested in brushing up on virtual communication skills, we’ve put together a list of helpful articles.
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Digital Transformation (Dx) has made working in IT more challenging than ever. The biggest barrier to Dx success? Culture and collaboration, according to 50% of companies surveyed by Appian. A further 27% say lack of collaboration between IT and LOB is the top roadblock. What prevents effective collaboration? Ineffective communication. Read this week's blog and learn why "soft" skills have become a critical success factor for IT professionals everywhere.
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Imagine this scenario. You’re at home and you want to learn something. What do you do? Watch a video on YouTube, Google it, find directions on Waze, ask Alexa, get the news on Twitter. As consumers, we’ve been conditioned to expect a certain experience. So why is it that our experience at work is so vastly different? This week, Mandel Executive Director Kate Day writes about how technology has forever changed learner expectations and what the implications are for businesses. She also has some “from-the-trenches” advice on how learning and development organizations can seize this moment as an opportunity to reimagine the user experience for your employees and, in turn, your customers.