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By Martin Royal In Part 1 of this blog series on training transfer, I introduced various strategies that trainees can adopt to help themselves apply what they learned in training to their work. In Part 2, I presented ideas that leaders can implement to improve the transfer of learning back into the workplace. In Part 3, we will explore the Structural dimensions of our Safe Production Model and how they apply to training transfer strategies. These structural dimensions are the physical or organizational elements of your workplace that encourage this work. The structural dimensions of your organization may include actual training transfer practices,

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By Eric Johnson As calls for distancing continue to increase in both social environments and working environments, social behaviors can adapt relatively quickly to increasing distance, but work environments can pose challenges. The cases of the latter can involve situations that require the presence of employees in a mandatory way and/or in a teamwork environment. In the case of construction, we look at several types of organizations in the construction industry and how the COVID-19 recommended social distancing will affect both the organization and the business. Software-Based Firms Software-based firms have the best opportunities for employee remote work. Key drivers for these organizations

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By Josh Williams, Ph.D. Constantly refreshing CNN.com and other outlets for the latest updates on COVID-19 can create enormous distress as the number of people infected and killed by this terrible outbreak steadily climbs. More coverage is now also focusing on the massive number of small business owners and employees that are losing their jobs and income streams due to the pandemic. Small business is the backbone of our communities and it’s in real trouble. What You Can Do Countless restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, and downtown storefronts are closely monitoring their resources and calculating how long they can weather the storm. The good

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By Kelly Cave & Madison Hanscom The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in increased responsibilities for many people. Citizens are learning how to adjust to a new way of life. This might include learning how to work from home, wearing multiple hats while balancing childcare and work, or the stress of supporting older loved ones. When things get busy, we tend to cut back on sleep. Oftentimes we do this so it feels like we have more hours in the day, and your employees are no exception. The CDC defines insufficient sleep as less than 7 hours of sleep each night.

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By KyoungHee Choi COVID-19 FOCUS: How South Korea has come up with innovative ways to control COVID-19 to reduce the length of business interruptions and associated business parallels and applications to help you navigate this Black Swan event? The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a daily topic of discussion and news. From its roots in Wuhan (China), it quickly spread across Asia and then took a quick foothold in Iran, South Korea and Italy. From there it started spreading rapidly across Europe and North America without recognizing borders and affecting individuals across all walks of life and cultures. Now, people are monitoring the

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By Josh Williams, Ph.D. One of the most well-known models in social psychology is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This simple classification of human needs, introduced by Abraham Maslow in 1943, outlines intrinsic human motivation (see diagram). He suggested we all have these 5 needs: Physiological: food, shelter, waterSafety: health, job security, safe environmentsSocial Belonging: friendship, relationships, family, acceptanceSelf-Esteem: confidence, independence, freedomSelf-actualization: mindfulness, becoming your “best self” Maslow basically said we need to take care of our most basic needs like safety and security (bottom of the pyramid) first and then strive for higher level themes like belonging, self-esteem, and ultimately self-actualization. A revisit of this

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