How does your organization’s training and elearning budget stackup to the competition? Is your investment in e-learning solutions and technology at par with industry standards? Are you short changing your most powerful competitive advantage? Bersin & Associates provides answers in this year’s Corporate Learning Factbook.

Some highlights … to whet your appetite!

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Toyota’s corporate culture has transformed it from a small manufacturer
into a market-gobbling giant famous for quality circles and giving
workers control over production lines. For years, aspiring factory
leaders have come here to attend Toyota’s select technical high school,
the Toyota Technical Skills Academy in Toyota City.

Toyota’s culture, she said, is still grounded in a Japanese-oriented
brand of group-think. But in some cases, Toyota has also adapted it to
fit American culture, she said, dropping group calisthenics at American
factories, for example, although that is still common at Japanese

She said she understood the Toyota Way better after
learning from people who had lived it their entire professional lives.
She now uses the wall chart as a critical motivating tool for managing
her employees.

“When I saw folks in high ranks, like Mr.
Watanabe, and how consistent and dedicated they were, I knew they were
true believers” in the Toyota Way, Ms. Newton said. “Now, I’m a true
believer, too.”

Read the full story of how Totoya is leveraging training and corporate workforce development to integrate its vast and growing work force at the NYT.

You might not be a Toyota but you need to consider how structured training and e-learning programs can help your organization stay cohesive, dedicated and productive. Consider investing in an online training platform today.



Any IT training challenge, from Microsoft Outlook to complicated
document management, requires analysis to assess training needs,
methodology that ensures high retention and post-training support to
guarantee ongoing skill enhancement.

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Data from e-skills UK indicates that employers are realizing greater advantages from e-learning compared to conventional training techniques. The main reasons for using technology-based courses to train include accessibility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, said eight out of 10 employers. These courses usually comprise training programs delivered via computers, either through the Internet or dedicated training software. Podcasting is also increasingly being used for training, with teachers transmitting audio files to students or chartrooms so students and teachers can discuss the subject matter.

Learn more about e-learning at silicon.com

To see how you can get started in e-learning, visit www.eleap.us for an easy step by step guide.



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