ROI Analysis for Trainings – How We Are Doing It


ROI calculation for training initiatives has been one of the most interesting areas for me – it holds so much potential, but due to complexities involved in calculating ROI for trainings it’s very rarely calculated by the organizations. So when we institutionalized the internal training process for G-Cube around a year back (before that it was more of adhoc trainings….

HR Challenges in Small & Medium Sized Organizations


HR activities in SMB become the prerogative of a few operation managers who concentrate only on the very administrative issues to ensure smooth operations. Mostly, hiring senior HR professionals is not a viable option as far as cost is concerned. Also sometimes, if not well thought of as a strategy, it can end up being a complete disaster in an….

Training Effectiveness – Should We Measure It? How?


Should training effectiveness be measured? If yes, should it be limited to a test after training session, or should it go beyond that? How can one actually measure training effectiveness keeping practical constraints in mind? These were the questions we asked to G-Cubians last month and the answers were very thought provoking. Here is an excerpt of some of the….

Game Based Learning- Can Learning Really be Fun?


Game based learning or GBL is gaining ground as an interactive way of learning, across a varied audience. It used to be a popular notion that only children or teenagers gain from game-based learning. But today, this notion is definitely changed, as many of us would candidly confess being more than a little interested in computer or mobile games. True,….

Performance Support Tools – Holding Our Hand Through Change?


Advancement in technology brings changes in the way we work. Over the past few decades, these changes have been rapid as well as huge in their impact. From the pen-and-paper traditional desk, to desktop computers, laptops and now, tablets and smart-phones- change has been constant. Every change brings with itself the necessary rigors of adaptation. Whether adapting to a new….

Changing Face of Corporate Learning


With the advent of globalization, the world is becoming a smaller place and this phenomenon heralds with itself a tremendous shift in the Workplace. Along with a number of other ramifications, this shift brings with itself the need for ‘lifetime learning’. Pat Brogan’s paper on ‘Using the Web to train Knowledge workers’ brings out the importance of this need and….

Why the LMS Would Never Die


Because it’s all about money, and desire to make one’s life simpler! Please allow me to explain. This is what organizations want from the training function – Provide on-demand training where need is primarily generated by the user Provide training to bridge identified gaps Provide some mandatory training driven by organization’s growth requirements Provide compliance related training Now if the….

Smart Handhelds – Will They Change the Way We Work, Play, and Learn?

Change is a way of life and for the learning industry it is a every day reality. With newer technologies being available, our modes of learning are on a continuous state of evolution. We have moved on from paper to the computer, from desktops to laptops. And now with the advent of Smart-phones and other hand-held devices – ‘learning on….

e-Learning Predictions for 2011


This time of the year is always fun, when one tries to look forward and guesstimate how the year would shape up. Before putting down my thoughts for 2011, I thought I would check out how did my predictions for 2010 hold-up, which I posted around same time last year. Here’s what I posted last year  – S. No. Prediction….

Social Media’s Impact on Workplace Communication & Learning


Social Media is here to stay. No point debating that. It’s utilization in the workplace – now that’s debatable. So we put this debate forward to our fellow G-Cubians and got some interesting viewpoints. Social Networking surely has its benefits. Making connections and building relationships comes with any corporate position. As Herojit Sharing feels, ‘My personal experience proved that whenever….

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