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Jun 13, 2017

4 Reasons Systems Training Isn’t Really About Systems

What’s the goal of Systems Training? To get people trained on the system, right? Not really. Systems are tools. Knowing how to use a system isn’t a business goal. If a bank installs a new Bank Account Management System, is their goal to teach everybody how to use the system? Not likely. Perhaps their goal is to save money by streamlining the system and complete tasks more quickly. Or perhaps it’s to increase customer satisfaction, with easier and more reliable transactions. If a Sales organization puts a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system in place, goals are likely to be improved customer communication, better opportunity identification, and higher sales. If a...

What’s the goal of Systems Training? To get people trained on the system, right? Not really. Systems are tools. Knowing how to...

Dec 20, 2016

A Pragmatist’s Guide to Innovation, Part 1

The Big Picture Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious....

The Big Picture Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious....

Mar 17, 2016

Managers Eat Learning for Lunch

Peter Drucker famously said “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.” Executives can sit in important planning meetings and generate as many documents as...

Peter Drucker famously said “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.” Executives can sit in important planning meetings and generate as many documents as...

Mar 2, 2016

Six Ways Talent Onboarding Drives Your Employee Brand

Whether you mean to or not, your organization has an Employment Brand. Your Employment Brand is a clear message to employees and...

Whether you mean to or not, your organization has an Employment Brand. Your Employment Brand is a clear message to employees and...

Jan 14, 2016

Running Corporate Learning as a Business: Top Trends for 2016

Yeah, yeah, I know. Yet another “here’s what to expect in the New Year” post. The only thing more certain than hangovers...

Yeah, yeah, I know. Yet another “here’s what to expect in the New Year” post. The only thing more certain than hangovers...

Oct 7, 2015

Improving Time to Impact: Onboarding New Leaders

PDG has published a new case study focused on building the next generation of corporate leaders. Failure rate for new managers can...

PDG has published a new case study focused on building the next generation of corporate leaders. Failure rate for new managers can...

Sep 28, 2015

Be the CEO of Your Learning Organization

It’s fall, and for parents and students, thoughts have turned to school; in the business world, thoughts are turning to fiscal planning...

It’s fall, and for parents and students, thoughts have turned to school; in the business world, thoughts are turning to fiscal planning...

Sep 3, 2015

Why Millennials are not Space Aliens

If you were born around 1980 or after, we all kind of owe you an apology. Because we dubbed you a “Millennial”...

If you were born around 1980 or after, we all kind of owe you an apology. Because we dubbed you a “Millennial”...

May 28, 2015

Creating the Learning Organization Structure

How do you know if the design of your learning organization is accomplishing your business goals? In PDG’s new white paper, “Creating...

How do you know if the design of your learning organization is accomplishing your business goals? In PDG’s new white paper, “Creating...

May 11, 2015

Driving Global Marketing Excellence at the ATD Conference

Join PDG and Pfizer at the ATD International Conference When you work in the life sciences industry, change is a constant. And...

Join PDG and Pfizer at the ATD International Conference When you work in the life sciences industry, change is a constant. And...

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