Welcome to "Everything DiSC." Every month, we'll give you the learner's perspective on training: what's important, what works, and what doesn't work for learners. And every month, we'll elaborate on our findings here, online.
Improving Assessment Use
Overall, survey participants were positive about using assessments in training, giving high marks for usefulness and accuracy of information. Two areas that can boost the value and impact of assessments: follow-up and boss involvement.
April '09: Training in Tough Economic Times
A survey of recent trainees shows 77 percent of their organizations continue to put a strong emphasis on providing training, despite the current economic climate.
March '09: Challenging Your Assumptions About E-Learning
While e-learning may lack the ability to adapt to what the learner needs in the moment, the high level of self-reported retention shows e-learning has the potential for a great payoff—for both the learner and the organization.
Feb '09: The Method Makes the Difference
Research reveals three training methods that have a surprisingly large influence on participant enjoyment and engagement: small group discussion, role play, and PowerPoint.
Jan '09: Simple Techniques Improve Training
When training included problem-solving exercises, multiple examples, practice, and action planning, survey participants noted a significantly greater impact on self-perceived job effectiveness.