The consumer technology behind on-demand services like Netflix, or Amazon has evolved to meet customers’ needs. Why wouldn’t we take the same approach for corporate learning and development? To meet your teams’ needs?
With our Workflow-From-Home, Virtual-Reality continuing for most of us, here are a few additional ideas to help us navigate this new normal together, while still keeping virtual meetings, video conferences - and our work more productive, engaging and dynamic.
This blog stems from a recent, even controversial essay, "It’s Time To Build," from Silicon Valley stalwart, Marc Andreessen, recently published on the site of his venture firm, Andreessen Horowitz. Controversy and politics aside, it also holds a message for our Learning and Development sector.
Check out a few videoconferencing and virtual training etiquette tips, including right and wrong ways to behave in our new virtual reality. Scrimmage has been a remote team in different cities and time zones for years. Learn from us (including some of our miscues)!
As you may, or may not have heard, 2020 is a big milestone for Scrimmage, as the company turns 10! And, yes, it’ll be a year-long celebration. To start the party, it’s interesting to take a look back at our beginnings. And, perhaps, the best place to begin is the genesis of our company name, Scrimmage.
The themes of this year's LTEN Conference revolved around Overcoming Failure, Change, Happiness and How To Train, Develop, Encourage The Learner.
One of the main takeaways at ATD2019 was around the importance of leadership. What it takes to be a good leader. How being a leader means to always remain fluid, be open – and it’s okay to not always know what the next move is, or should be.
Giving your team easy access to learning content at their fingertips eliminates the friction of traditional learning systems. Learn how a learning experience platform in a mobile environment truly supports your learners for success.
By allowing teams to practice and learn in a competitive landscape, organizations enable and motivate employees to perform at a higher level, while also integrating strategy and outcomes that matter.
The buzz around mobile learning is undeniable. Some of the most successful sales teams are turning to it to specifically improve sales performance. Enjoy this quick overview on mobile learning for sales teams!
Oh What Fun!
Scrimmage Continues To Hit New Milestones - A Review Of 2018 … and What's Launching In 2019.
With 2019 almost here, we have compiled The Top 7 L&D Trends for new year. This list is set to uncover the prevailing trends, offer suggestions to get ahead of them and enjoy that desired competitive edge.
The up and coming generations are sure to accomplish great things with their own tech savvy capabilities. Let’s take their lead for their ideas, inspiration, innovation and evolution in the corporate learning field too. Let’s be ready for these digital generations!
Have you been interested in gamification for learning, but wonder where to begin? Do you wonder how it compares - and is compatible - with traditional styles of learning? Or, are you curious as to how to “sell” it to leadership, and to your learners? Learn from the Best! Learn from Prof. Karl M. Kapp!
Why Is Gamification A Slam Dunk For Enterprise Learning & Corporate Training? To dive further into this topic, share its benefits and learn more about gamification, we are honored to bring more of our exclusive interview with eminent thought-leader and advocate of gamification, Prof. Karl M. Kapp.
While Scrimmage enjoys being on the cutting edge of learning technology, it is often helpful (and exciting!) to also learn about and share the latest methodologies in business. They provide new ways of looking at our roles, as well as the roles of others that, as L&D and Training professionals, we influence and impact everyday, everywhere around the world. The Red Team methodology is one such concept.
Finally! It’s a consensus that it’s a positive for learners to have fun while they learn. In fact, #LearnWhenYouPlay has become an evergreen hashtag for Scrimmage. To dive further into this topic, share its benefits and learn more about gamification, we are honored to bring an exclusive interview (Part 1 of III) with eminent thought-leader and advocate of gamification, Prof. Karl M. Kapp.
Welcome to Scrimmage EXTRA – December 2017: A Look Back At The Trends Of 2017, As We Look Forward to 2018
As we gear up for 2018 with new budgets, new initiatives and new learners, reporting capabilities and ROI are front and center. After all, a data-rich environment has many positive advantages. Check Out This Topic & More In This Month's Scrimmage EXTRA Newsletter!
In my role at Scrimmage, I have been fortunate to understand behind-the-scenes and learn the to-do’s in making Dreamforce an amazing and fruitful experience. Plus, we were fortunate to be named a Dreamforce Success Story!
Welcome to this Special Edition of Scrimmage EXTRA: Observations From Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference. Training Magazine’s 4th Annual Online Learning Conference took place in New Orleans (9.25.17 to 9.27.17). What are the challenges and pain points? What are the real wants? And, looking forward, what are the trends for corporate learning?
Millennial. Gen Z. They ARE the new generations in the workplace. They make up the majority of employees in the workplace. So, where do learning, training and talent development fit in? What are the tools that are most attractive? Let’s take a quick look at some ideas in this edition of Scrimmage EXTRA.
Watch Out! Get Ready! Gen Z will be entering the workforce with a vengeance…in a good way. And, it is sooner than you might realize.
Why are employees more likely than ever to leave their current jobs? And, why are Millennials leading this trend? The onboarding process is actually a key reason.
The concept of cross-functional teams has become an ever-growing trend in the workplace. Some companies believe having a broader scope of experience is critical to both project success and employee development. Meanwhile, innovation, collaboration and engagement are essential to building a successful company in today’s technology-driven workplace. So, which method is most effective in the current work environment? Which method also incorporates these various elements to garner such accomplishments?
How about a New Path to Leadership Training and Improved Employee Recognition Programs? Did you know only 12% of organizations offer recognition training to their managers? Let's Turn The Trend Around! Learn More In Our Latest Edition Of Scrimmage EXTRA.
How about a New Path to Enhanced Engagement, Improved Content Retention and Superior Job Performance? Learn More in our Latest Edition of Scrimmage EXTRA.
Welcome to Scrimmage EXTRA - March 2017 Newsletter, where the Latest in Learning Tools and Technology are highlighted, along with Client Use Cases and other exciting Scrimmage News. Learn More!
Welcome to Scrimmage EXTRA - February 2017 Newsletter, where the Latest in Learning Tools and Technology are highlighted, along with Client Use Cases and other exciting Scrimmage News. Read More, Learn More!
Today, crowdsourcing is everywhere. It has moved from its initial fundraising activity to a broader community-based business model for new products, start-ups, and more. And, it is easily a model for the learning and development field…with numerous possibilities.
On a daily basis, we are inundated with a brand new app, or tech that is meant to make everyday life easier. And, there are some great innovations that help!
Many of us have (hopefully) experienced a client working through the process with you of selecting a solution that they believe is the right fit for their organization. Then, its implementation only brings more powerful results and elation. As a sales consultant, it is extremely gratifying.
If you look at the consumer world, technology enables personal experiences…constantly. Our habits and selections generate a digital picture of comparable interests, wants and needs delivered in seconds for further engagement. It narrows our options; it does the “heavy-lifting” for us. It is individualized and personalized.
This debate - and business philosophy - recently came up in terms of Facebook vs. Twitter. The difference in their magnitude of success is quite profound, and is worth consideration.
What do many of today's leading technology companies have in common? It can be said that they are constantly innovating, and in many cases disrupting their markets. I went to a forum at the end of 2015 with leading CEOs, where it was acknowledged that DISRUPTION would be the coined theme in 2016 for all businesses. It has become a mandate to create something totally “new” every few months. Great companies are directed to disrupt their technology, business processes, their departments, etc. It is also the belief that such disruption breeds curiosity within the organization. Disruption, quite simply, becomes their business strategy. The old adage was don't fix it, if it's not broken. Now, the new model is: disrupt yourself, or run the risk of being disrupted.
Mentoring, Coaching, Feedback: We all need it and we can all benefit from it. Yet how many of us are open to it, or seek it out? Conversely, maybe you undervalue yourself thinking you don’t have the proper skills, insights, or knowledge to offer, and/or are afraid to ask for help?
Just two years young, Slack is THE social collaboration app...it's so hot right now ;) . It now boasts more than 2.7 million active users (up from 2.3M last month) on a daily basis, who send nearly 2 billion messages a month. As its blurb at VentureBeat.com says, it is “trying to change the way we communicate, enabling continuous, fluid, more natural conversations to replace restrictive and time-consuming emails.”
I was speaking recently with an advisor of mine about social selling and how forward thinking businesses can stand apart from a market. This is in the DNA of Scrimmage.
In today’s workplace, there are five generations of employees. Finding the right technology for every generation and working style has been a significant challenge, no matter the industry, the department, or the company culture
Every organization has some form of the annual review process (we are soon to begin ours at Scrimmage) and, more often than not it is a one-way message from manager to subordinate, a formality, an "administrative" task. Rarely is it seen as "meaningful," and even less so as something "fun," or something employees look to with excitement. Some companies are making big strides to encourage continuous, open feedback and development opportunities as part of their culture...
Today, there are more mobile devices, including phones, tablets, and “phablets” than there are human beings on the planet. Incredibly, this number is only expected to rise in the coming years, as the world becomes increasingly more connected and is always "on."
I recently came across this quote again on an extremely hectic day. It actually made me stop, think about it…and fully integrate the message. As a student of philosophy, I know I’ve heard/read it before – but on this particular day and ever since, it has stayed with me.