3 Steps to Drive Adoption of a New Cultural Concept
How Haidee Thanda & Andrew Barrett Introduced PlusPlus and Peer-to-Peer Learning at Shopify Introducing a new technology or piece of software across a large company is a difficult endeavor. Complexity increases when the company is experiencing hyper-growth and exploring new approaches to promote learning at…
Balancing Peer-to-Peer Learning with External Conferences at SSENSE
Over the years, companies have tried various strategies to boost employee performance in an overall effort to increase company growth and retention. From bigger paychecks to the prospects of corner offices and 401k plans, all of these can prove to be healthy motivations. But the…
Inclusion & Economic Efficiency Go Hand-in-Hand for Jen Gilbert, Tech Learning Manager at Lyft
It’s no longer a question whether a diverse workplace is beneficial. Article after article has proven that a more diverse and inclusive team results in better products as well as a healthier work environment. But what if catering to a diverse audience is also economically efficient?
3 Ways to Foster a Learning Environment in Your Engineering Team
Learning isn’t just about picking up new skills or even being trained on a particular piece of software; it’s also learning from mistakes and victories alike. So how do you build an environment that encourages this at your company? Author and Consultant Ron Lichty explains.
How to spin up and scale up learning in your organization
Learning is a means to removing impediments and helping people have the right skills at the right time so they can get the job done. As we look for problems to solve and issues to address, we’re able to give our employees the right set of tools to learn and grow in their fields, empowering them to get the job done.
Why is Creating a Learning Environment Essential for Technical Teams?
Companies are shifting away from hiring for specific programming skills and know-how in lieu of finding candidates who are adaptable and quick to learn on their feet. But how do you maintain that learning environment going forward? Ron Lichty, consultant and former Apple team lead, explains.
How to get experts to share their knowledge
People naturally want to share their skills with fellow coworkers. Often, they don’t think they know how. It’s the equivalent of the blank-page syndrome that causes the writer’s block. It turns out that a bit of a system can help. Here’re a few ideas: Knowledge…
Empowering the organization with Nazhat Salim of Credit Karma
Nazhat Salim, Talent Development Specialist at Credit Karma, shares how the Talent Development team created and continues to evolve Credit Karma University. A centralized learning program that includes classroom teaching, mentoring and coaching, the goal is to empower the organization and equip teams and individuals…
Adult development theory and leadership effectiveness with Jessica Amortegui of Logitech
Jessica Amortegui, Senior Director of Learning & Development at Logitech, created the Leadership Leap program, which offers an innovative approach to leadership development. Drawing on Robert Kegan’s theory of adult development, the program invites leaders to explore the essence of their identity to achieve personal transformation….
Taking a holistic approach at Twitter University with Simeon Franklin of Twitter
Simeon Franklin, Staff Technical Instructor at Twitter, is a Program Manager for Twitter University — the technical education program for engineers at the social network. That job involves teaching courses, mentoring instructors and occasionally writing tools for Engineering Effectiveness team. In this interview, he talks about the…
Applying positive psychology to business with Keith Gatto of UC Berkeley
Positive psychology, the scientific study of strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive, is a field that you might associate more with personal development than with leadership and business. Here Keith Gatto, The Positive Psychology Fellow for the Fung Institute of Leadership at UC Berkeley, describes…
The power of feedback and metrics at LinkedIn with Rajon Tumbokon of LinkedIn
Keeping an eye on customer pain points, and finding solutions that will address them, is the best way in which we can ensure that a product is relevant and useful for them. Here Rajon Tumbokon, who leads engineering on-boarding, training and development for engineers at LinkedIn,…