Maximize Your Learning in Short-Term Assignments
September 15 | John Coleman, Author | Comments (0)
The number of short-term assignments in companies has been increasing, and the trend is expected to continue. Within large corporations, secondments, short-term transfers, and functional or geographic management rotation programs often thrust full-time employees into short-term jobs. Many companies employ temps or interns to supplement those working full-time. Even consultants may engage with a client for a period of weeks or months.
Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs
September 15 | Josh Bersin | Comments (0)
Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in the subway. But corporate learning management systems remain slow, hard to use, and difficult to maintain. They’re getting in the way of employee development instead of supporting it.
Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts
September 15 | Josh Schwartz | Comments (0)
If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, driven by recent progress in deep learning, and the still untapped potential of these improved algorithms to change the world we live in and the products we build.
What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like
September 15 | Steve Blank | Comments (0)
Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment.
When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?
August 31 | Karen Firestone, President and CEO, Aureus Asset Management | Comments (0)
Each January brings a renewed desire to challenge ourselves and learn something new. But by February the energy starts to wane. Becoming proficient at something takes too much time, we lose motivation to practice, we struggle to pay attention in class after a long day at work — the list of reasons goes on.
Good Leaders Are Good Learners
August 31 | Sue Ashford, Associate Dean for Leadership Programming and Executive MBA Program, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business | Comments (0)
Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.
How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture
August 31 | Soren Kaplan | Comments (0)
More and more companies are realizing they must reinvent their cultures by infusing innovation into their DNA. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels.