Loners in the Organization: Do You Matter in the Overall Workflow? – Workshop Tip #251

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Consider this. You spend most of your waking hours working. Day in and day out, you ensure that you deliver your tasks on time and to the best of your ability. You pride yourself on the quality of your work.…

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Critical Thinking, Dialogue, and the Role of the Coach in Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #250

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Have you ever participated in sports? Think about that for a moment. Did you work with a coach? What was the role of the coach? How did the coach help you think for yourself? One role of the coach is…

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A New Model for Upskilling Frontline Leaders to Effectively Train Their Workers – Workshop Tip #249

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The sudden COVID-19 outbreak brought many problems to the forefront, particularly in business and workforce sectors. This is where we’ve seen a drastic reduction in the frontline workforce. In facing today’s reality, many Chief Learning Officers, managers, and leaders are…

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Learning Through Crisis – How to Harness the Power of Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #248

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The workplace is rapidly changing. With inevitable unprecedented challenges that may come, how do we keep our workers and leaders engaged, motivated, and productive? How can they emerge stronger when faced with a crisis? In the Workflow Learning Model, we…

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Does Engagement Lead to Actual Learning? – Workshop Tip #244

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We often hear the word “engagement” when we talk about designing and delivering effective learning.  Within a learning context, engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, and passion that learners show when they are in the process of…

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Cultivating Curiosity and an Exploring Lab Mindset – Workshop Tip #239

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Application: Try this small lab experiment. View the video above and get to discover that when learners touch, manipulate, huddle, document, discuss, argue, and cooperate to find solutions, their experiments lead to better results. A lab mindset is a depiction…

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A Paradigm Shift in Leadership in Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #237

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Application: Try this idea. In your training session or conversations, present a work problem that has multiple confusing facts surrounding it. For example: a policy with different interpretations, an equipment that needs a new part but the manufacturer has stopped…

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Augmented Reality Is Lighter, Fancier, Easier, and Oozing with Sex Appeal – Workshop Tip #233

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Victor Tsimpinos is a good friend of mine. We used to work together with Volvo in the Chesapeake Bay Area. He shared this amazing tech video on LinkedIn and I’m thankful to have seen it. It is a VR/AR laptop…

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The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories – Technical Information Flows with Stories – Workshop Tip #231

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Try this: In implementing Workflow Learning or Story-Based Lessons, ask your participants to search their technical textbooks or scientific papers for examples on how technical knowledge use common, day-to-day language to help readers understand the information better. For example, computer-related…

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The Power of Questions in Solving Problem – Workshop Tip #230

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“Application: Try this idea. Ask workers or learners in your implementation of Workflow Learning. “Identify a problem at work. What series of questions would you ask to arrive at the point where you fully understand the issues?” In Workflow Learning (WFL), one…

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