What learners love most about work

| February 16, 2017

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The 2017 Employee Engagement Report, released by leading employee engagement platform Tinypulse, found that when it comes to what learners love about work, L&D tops the list. According to the research, 61% of employees valued support from their organisation toward their pursuit of personal and professional goals.

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Karpman's Drama Triangle: How We Walk Into It & How to Avoid It

Article | September 1, 2021

The 3 Roles of Karpman’s Drama Triangle This was a familiar scenario in our home when my kids were small. It was 2008, New Year’s Day. Mum and Dad were worse for wear (Uh-hum) and so to placate the kids we all went out and bought a Wii. ‘You two kids play this whilst Mum and Dad ‘rest’. An hour later I walked into the living room to find a blanket covering the TV. ‘Why has the TV got a blanket over it?’ Gabby was 8, ‘The telly was cold’. Even through my struggling state, I sensed that might not be true. Lifting up the blanket, the wonderful colours that appeared on the screen were a sight to behold. Though not quite as much as the Wii remote that was buried in the screen. Jack, ‘Do you $££$$$$$ remember I said to put the strap thing around your wrist when you played bowling?!’ I shouted at the kids. My wife heard and came to defend them ‘as they are only little’. This is the drama triangle. In this scenario, it is short-lived, typical of young families, and provides amusing stories to ponder on in the later grey-haired years. There are much more unproductive, unhealthy, and toxic drama triangles that we have all been part of. The Persecutor, The Rescuer, and the Victim Steven Karpman came up with the drama triangle in the 1960s, winning the Eric Berne Memorial Scientific Award, and the triangle is as relevant today as it was then. The Drama Triangle is about three roles; The Persecutor, The Rescuer, and the Victim. Imagine an inverted triangle with the P top left, the R top right, and the V at the bottom. To bring it to life I’ll share where we see it every day – fairy tales, films, and TV (If yours is not ‘cold’!). Little Red Riding Hood: The Big Bad Wolf was the persecutor (Villain), The Woodsman was the Rescuer (Hero), and Little Red Riding Hood was the Victim (Damsel in distress). The drama triangle can be nicely exemplified with the Snow White fairy-tale At work, we often play out the drama triangle in our heads moving around all 3 roles. The last time you missed a deadline your brain went something like, ‘you idiot, you knew you should have done that’ – Persecutor. ‘They treat you badly. It’s not your fault’ – Victim. ‘It’s ok, we can sort this’ – Rescuer. The roles also play out in real life too. You might have a boss or a customer that is a persecutor, or you might be that persecutor looking for people to blame. Each of us enters the drama triangle at our default position. For example, you might ‘always’ be the victim. A triangle begins because of a situation, like a missed deadline, and then we play one of the 3 roles, and look to others to be the other roles. Breaking Out The challenge with the drama triangle is to know that all 3 roles end up as the victims because we move around the drama triangle until we arrive at, ‘Poor me. Help!’ To break out of this well-trodden road is about firstly knowing that the drama triangle exists, and secondly by taking the step to move your role to something much more positive. A persecutor becomes a positive challenger, the rescuer a coach, and the victim problem solves taking responsibility for the part they play. Written by Darren A. Smith https://www.makingbusinessmatter.co.uk/drama-triangle/

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Workplace Wellness Trends for HR Managers in 2020

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There are plenty of new ways HR managers are thinking about workplace wellness in 2020. This is leading to new products, new technologies and new ways of thinking about employee benefits. Younger generations of workers are entering the job market and replacing retiring baby boomers, causing a shift in the demand for certain workplace wellness benefits and perks. HR managers face the challenge of adapting and finding new ways to keep employees happy, engaged and in the building.

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How Does Gamification In Training Help Your Employees?

Article | September 1, 2021

Most relationships lose their spark after a while, and the relationship between your employees and training is no exception. If you need your employees to approach training with renewed enthusiasm, gamification might fit the bill. How Can Gamification Help In Employee Training? Do you notice looks of boredom when the topic of training comes up? Has training participation plummeted? Is there little to no improvement after a course? Then all the signs are there: your training strategy isn’t working. Something is missing.

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5 Surprising Reasons to Use Games in Leadership Training

Article | September 1, 2021

2020 may be the year of compliance, but this doesn’t mean you should forget about investing in employees’ professional growth and leadership development. Ditch the boring team-building activities your employees despise, and achieve better results with technology and games! Here are five reasons why using games for leadership training may be a game-changer: With the youngest Millennials are now in their twenties and Gen Z starting to enter the workforce, businesses need to upgrade their processes and programs to meet the expectations of these younger employees.

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