At this point, there's no denying that workplace sexual harassment and discrimination are serious, pervasive issues. While it’s true that many problems result from the misconduct of a few bad actors, the effect of even a single bully or harasser on your team should not be underestimated.
From Google Docs to Slack, cloud-based productivity apps are allowing employees to work from anywhere, get more done and collaborate more effectively in real time. While the convenience of these tools is a welcome improvement over old desktop software, individuals might start using cloud apps without the knowledge or approval of their IT department.
As a learning and knowledge management consultant, I particularly enjoy working with NGO clients who do important work in challenging environments. From onboarding volunteers in the midst of a crisis to strengthening civil society in fragile states or operating health clinics in remote mountain villages, NGOs face some [...]
The way leadership training is typically designed and delivered in most organizations does not favor women’s success. Fortunately, there are steps organizations can take to make leadership training more gender-inclusive:
Despite the hysterics of far-right nationalists, influxes of refugees have the potential to positively impact economies all over the world. Yet many refugees find themselves at a disadvantage when compared to native workers, because they did not have the opportunity to develop crucial job skills in their birth countries.
Since 2004, Facebook has grown from a networking site for Harvard students to a multibillion-dollar empire encompassing both its flagship platform and newer acquisitions like Instagram and WhatsApp, with billions of users of all ages in every part of the world. But, with the revelation that the personal data of at least 50 million users was secretly harvested by a consulting firm working for the Trump campaign, users are having major doubts about whether Facebook can protect their privacy – or if they’re even trying.
The Internet can get anyone up to speed on most any subject instantly. Does that mean we can cancel all our training programs?
“Gen Z” - those born after 1998 - will soon surpass Millennials as the largest segment of the world population. How can we prepare our learning programs for their arrival?
More than ever, donors are taking a businesslike view of humanitarian work. Can nonprofits benefit from private sector style management training?
There are many good reasons to start a formal mentoring program, so long as you accept that it's about the individual, not the organization.