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If you feel like you are dragging a reluctant team along into Office 365 you are not alone. Or maybe they aren’t reluctant, just indifferent. Even if your users aren’t saying it, here’s what they are thinking:
“I’ve been using Excel for years and I’m just fine using it to get my work done…why should I care about Microsoft 365?”
“Can’t I just keep using Outlook the same way I’ve always used Outlook?”
First, it’s helpful to clarify for users the difference between stand-alone Microsoft Office vs. Microsoft Office 365.
Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful, complex software solution. Achieving both personal and business success with Office 365 will take training – a lot of training, most likely. IT professionals may struggle with convincing stakeholders of the value that additional Office 365 training can provide for the business. If you want to successfully convince your employer Office 365 training is necessary and beneficial, follow these tips.
When you simultaneously edit a document with other authors, it’s called co-authoring. If you’ve never experienced co-authoring before, you are in for a real treat.
Like any HR leader, you want to be seen as a strategic contributor to your organization. Of all the tools in your arsenal, few are as vital at achieving that recognition as your human resources strategic plan.
We just hosted a remote training session for a team in New Jersey from our home base in Vermont and WOW! It went great.
When it comes to software training, our first instinct is often to set up in-person instruction. Doing so allows for immediate feedback, quick access to answers when questions arise, and a personal touch.
What good is it to have the latest software updates if they are not being used productively? Considering how much your company spends on software expenses, investing just a fraction of that into targeted training will give your organization a serious competitive edge.
In an article he contributed to LinkedIn entitled "Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned," Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte writes: "Many studies show that the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5-2X annual salary." As a result of this climbing number in employee turnover, a number of companies are even designing their business around high-turnover—believe it or not.
You’ve proven the worth of training and development in certain instances to leadership and management. Now comes the real challenge - convincing them that establishing a culture for learning throughout the organization is even more valuable.
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Typically, when you sit down to develop a training plan, you focus entirely on learner outcomes. Those goals become benchmarks for measuring the training’s success.
Strategic training widens the scope to include short and long term goals desired by the organization as well. This post will show you how to organize your own strategic training plan: one that incorporates input from all staff levels, benefits the organization as a whole, and increases your value as a strategic contributor.
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It’s estimated that 30-50% of working professionals are introverts. You probably have some on your team. Full disclosure: I'm an introvert, myself.