xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?

October 4, 2019

New technologies are always cropping up with seemingly better and more efficient ways to accomplish our everyday tasks. Of course, not all technologies truly realize their purported promise, or are as applicable and far reaching as they might have originally claimed. Determining if a new technological approach is worth embracing is a challenge, to say…

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Why Corporate Social Responsibility is important in today’s age

October 4, 2019

Whether you work for a big or small business, chances are you’ve heard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The purpose of CSR is to give back to the community, take part in philanthropic causes, and provide positive social value ¹ . CSR is a thoughtful and practical way to give back to society. When companies…

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Am I Forgetting Something?

August 23, 2019

Let’s face it, we all forget things – from the name of someone we’ve just been introduced to in a meeting to the reason why we walked into the kitchen. Our senses are frequently bombarded with visual and aural information and we can often feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that we experience…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

May 16, 2019

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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Taking the misery out of meetings

April 1, 2019

Have you ever looked at your calendar and cringed at the idea of spending the day in back-to-back meetings? Or, have you ever received a meeting invite that left you wondering why you have to attend? If I were to bet, the answer is probably yes. An astonishing $37 billion dollars is wasted every year…

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GDPR: 5 Questions Answered

May 22, 2018

The GDPR: 5 Questions Answered In a rapidly evolving digital world, privacy issues are of concern to both businesses and individuals. The European Union is addressing these concerns with a new rule called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), harmonizing privacy laws from throughout the EU and mandating a greater level of protection for the…

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The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

May 17, 2018

The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning In 2016, The Pew Research Center found that 74% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners,” meaning they seek out learning activities in either their personal or professional lives (http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/03/22/lifelong-learning-and-technology/). These learning activities take many forms, from online seminars and courses through hands-on workshops and classes, from TED talks…

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Powerful Practices: Improving Learning Effectiveness

March 27, 2018

Welcome to the Powerful Practices Top 10 Series. These next few blog posts will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how the Meridian Learning Management System can position you and your team for success. In my many years of learning consulting, two of the most frequent and often…

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Surveys, the LMS Administrator's Secret Weapon

February 8, 2018

It’s no secret that the learning management systems (LMS) universe is rapidly evolving. An LMS administrator’s focus now includes digital disruption, changes in employee learning methods and their preferences, reporting, analytics, managing content and crowdsourcing curation in addition to managing their LMS platform. That’s a lot of hats to wear. Surveys can be an administrator’s…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

September 1, 2017

Data-driven solutions can help your organization overcome barriers to learner success, ensure compliance, and make more informed decisions.   No matter the specifics of your learning programs, it is not likely that an out-of-the-box LMS report will provide all the data that you’d like to track. Out-of-the-box reports will provide some of the information you…

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