Three reasons to move your induction online – Sarah Davie | The Learning Factor

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Often the content that new starters need to be aware of is housed in multiple locations: your web page, your intranet, your shared drive, in old emails, in people’s heads.  A new starter needs a map.


An online induction corrals all that must-know, or must-know-where-to-find information in a cohesive way.  It signposts people to the places they can the information now, and return to later as needed. And if they need to find it later… it’s the most up to date version, not a new starter manual that is out of date as it’s too hard to maintain.

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More and more organisations are choosing to complement their face-to-face inductions online or move to an entirely online induction model.  Here are 3 reasons why.

How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You’ll Actually Want To Try

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Do you feel like your brain is on serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.


Just like our cabinets and cupboards, our minds too need tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all that non-essential mental baggage is crucial to stay focused, motivated and productive.


Here are ten simple yet effective tips to help you de-clutter your mind in no time.

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Just like your closet, your mind needs regular spring cleaning too in order to stay productive and happy. Try these ten powerful tips to clean up your mind clutter and feel the difference!

This Silicon Valley–Style Meeting Can Transform Your Whole Team

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

It happens to high- and low-performing teams alike: The ties that bind everyone together just aren’t as strong as they could be. Maybe you’ve inherited a team that’s always been sluggish and uninspired, or one that’s usually steady, but the trust is eroding under pressure. Or perhaps you’re just trying to take your team to the next level. Whatever the case, every team needs to reflect once in a while on what could be improved. It’s human nature to be conflict-averse, but it’s every manager’s job to bring points of conflict out into the open and move forward together.


Unfortunately, most meetings aren’t the best venues for doing that. Typical team meetings focus on planning what’s ahead–an upcoming project, the next quarter’s top goals and metrics, expectations moving forward. But there’s a simple alternative, focused on reviewing the immediate past, that can change how your team works for the better.

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“Retrospectives” are common at tech companies and startups but still underused everywhere else. They shouldn’t be.

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