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The Future of Workplace Learning is Modular

Digitization and automation continue to rapidly transform the needs of today’s workforce. Your employees feel pressure to keep up, but continuously updating, diversifying, and building new skill sets is daunting and counters the traditional mental model of education.

The pace of change is faster than ever while the skill sets that set companies and workers apart increasingly cannot be obtained through a traditional degree or career path. Instead, today’s fastest-growing, most automation-resistant, and in-demand roles feature combinations of skills that never used to be found in the same job; they’re hybrid.

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3 Ways to Use e-Learning to Build a Happier, More Productive Workplace in 2020

Business leaders increasingly understand that supporting workforce wellbeing — happiness — is critical for both individual employees and the organization. Balanced, inclusive companies see higher retention rates, lower absenteeism, increased innovation, higher quality of work, and other tangible benefits.

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Delivering Learning at Scale: Insights From edX’s Senior Learning Designer

True, impactful online content is much more than a video recording of a lecture delivered to 30 in-person students. Online learning is a unique environment with its own distinct strengths and opportunities for engagement.

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Follow the Data: Make Soft Skills Your L&D Super Power

In a surprising study, Google discovered that its highest performing teams aren’t those stacked with scientists, but interdisciplinary groups heavily benefitting from employees bringing strong soft skills to the collaborative process. Further, additional research found that it’s these soft skills, like good communication and empathetic leadership, not hard skills, that comprise the top predictors of success within the company.

Research from MIT Sloan echoed Google’s findings, showing that soft skills training, even in more hands-on, technical roles in a factory setting, can improve work productivity. Initiated at five Bangalore factories, a controlled, twelve-month trial revealed that training in problem solving, communication, and decision-making yielded a 250 percent ROI in eight months.

Time and time again, industry data, market trends, and insights from top business leaders highlight soft skills as important, and yet they’re still often overlooked.

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How Boston’s C-suites can prepare their employees for the future of work [via The Boston Globe]

Corporate America is grappling with the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on today’s workforce, and many industries are facing obstacles when it comes to hiring and retaining workers who have the skills needed in our increasingly changing economy.

So how can business leaders adapt to the changing landscape?
edX President and COO, Adam Medros, discusses in his latest piece on BostonGlobe.com

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The Future of Workplace Learning is Modular

Digitization and automation continue to rapidly transform the needs of today’s workforce. Your employees feel pressure to keep up, but continuously updating, diversifying, and building new skill sets is daunting and counters the traditional mental model of education.

The pace of change is faster than ever while the skill sets that set companies and workers apart increasingly cannot be obtained through a traditional degree or career path. Instead, today’s fastest-growing, most automation-resistant, and in-demand roles feature combinations of skills that never used to be found in the same job; they’re hybrid.

3 Ways to Use e-Learning to Build a Happier, More Productive Workplace in 2020

Business leaders increasingly understand that supporting workforce wellbeing — happiness — is critical for both individual employees and the organization. Balanced, inclusive companies see higher retention rates, lower absenteeism, increased innovation, higher quality of work, and other tangible benefits.

Delivering Learning at Scale: Insights From edX’s Senior Learning Designer

True, impactful online content is much more than a video recording of a lecture delivered to 30 in-person students. Online learning is a unique environment with its own distinct strengths and opportunities for engagement.

Follow the Data: Make Soft Skills Your L&D Super Power

In a surprising study, Google discovered that its highest performing teams aren’t those stacked with scientists, but interdisciplinary groups heavily benefitting from employees bringing strong soft skills to the collaborative process. Further, additional research found that it’s these soft skills, like good communication and empathetic leadership, not hard skills, that comprise the top predictors of success within the company.

Research from MIT Sloan echoed Google’s findings, showing that soft skills training, even in more hands-on, technical roles in a factory setting, can improve work productivity. Initiated at five Bangalore factories, a controlled, twelve-month trial revealed that training in problem solving, communication, and decision-making yielded a 250 percent ROI in eight months.

Time and time again, industry data, market trends, and insights from top business leaders highlight soft skills as important, and yet they’re still often overlooked.

How Boston’s C-suites can prepare their employees for the future of work [via The Boston Globe]

Corporate America is grappling with the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on today’s workforce, and many industries are facing obstacles when it comes to hiring and retaining workers who have the skills needed in our increasingly changing economy.

So how can business leaders adapt to the changing landscape?
edX President and COO, Adam Medros, discusses in his latest piece on BostonGlobe.com

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