Linked: Scientists Explain Why Our Brains Feel Tired After Thinking Really Hard
|

Linked: Scientists Explain Why Our Brains Feel Tired After Thinking Really Hard

Think about how we organize our days. Is having someone sit in one place learning or working all day a recipe for mental fatigue? Of course, it is. That also means that the longer a person goes without taking some significant breaks, the less they are learning. Or, in the workplace, the more mental labor required to do your job, the more likely it is that you’ll start to make some bad decisions and mistakes after a certain point.

So those 12-hour days are probably not doing anyone any good. You’re simply doing lower-quality work instead of doing what your brain wants you to.

I think we should look at the research around sleep, mental fatigue, meeting fatigue, etc. We might just find a better way for everyone to be more successful.

Shared Links (weekly) July 31, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) July 31, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) July 10, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) July 10, 2022

Training, Learning and Development Folks – The Pressure is On

Training, Learning and Development Folks – The Pressure is On

They aren’t wrong. With the talent gaps being what they are in a number of industries right now, organizational leaders are turning to development and training professionals for help. Let’s face it, hiring gets a lot simpler if we have confidence that our culture and our internal resources will help these new folks that we bring in grow and continue to offer more and more value. We don’t need to wait for someone who ticks every single box that we are looking for, we can find the folks who are available now who tick the majority of them, knowing that our environment will make sure they tick the others in time.

Doing that successfully is a massive advantage in the competition for talent. Your investment pays off.

But, it puts the pressure squarely on those of us working in training and development, doesn’t it? We have to make that investment pay off.

Shared Links (weekly) June 19, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) June 19, 2022

Linked: Employee Retention Strategies to Future-Proof Your Org
| |

Linked: Employee Retention Strategies to Future-Proof Your Org

So often, I see people sitting and doing the same job, the same way, year after year. Some people are OK with that, and it becomes difficult to help them grow because they are resistant to change. Most people, however, do not want that to be their career, and so they leave to find a place that allows them to grow. If you aren’t the place that supports their growth, you are at risk of losing them to a place that will. It’s really that simple.