Mentorship Program

Three Steps to Launching a Peer Mentorship Program

It’s no secret: growing organizations grow their people. The surprise is ‘how’ and ‘where’ you find and build the ‘personal growth culture’ for your organization.

Your organization’s ‘personal growth culture’ is in the people you currently employ. Enabling your people to learn one-on-one creates a culture of learning. This happens today, often informally. All you need to do is identify who, train them, and deploy them. Developing the person(s) who are doing the work scales the company.

Welcome to ‘re-seeing’ your organization’s greatest assets: the development of your people.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: March 18, 2019 3:47 pm

How to Spin up and Scale

How to spin up and scale up learning in your organization

Learning as means to an end

First thing first: We are not implementing learning opportunities solely for the sake of learning. Instead, we’re focused on enabling our people to do their best work. This is our promise to them. To that end, 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.

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: October 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Ron Lichty

Why is Creating a Learning Environment Essential for Technical Teams?

With Ron Lichty, Formerly of Apple and Berkeley Systems

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 once you find these individuals, it’s crucial that you maintain that learning environment, for the sake of the software engineer as well as the company.

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Category: Ideas Author: mary_grace Date: October 10, 2018 12:35 pm

Sharing Knowledge

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:

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Category: Ideas Author: Marko Gargenta Date: July 10, 2018 12:05 pm