Start developing an effective team culture by establishing rules for positive, respectful behavior, writes S. Chris Edmonds, CEO of the Purposeful Culture Group. "A team's list of ground rules -- they only need four to five total in the list -- must be in the form of 'I' statements," Edmonds writes.
Train employees who are accustomed to the digital world by including business simulations and games, setting aside time for group-based learning and rewarding those who interact with others, writes William Hall, president of Simulation Studios. "All employee development activities should demonstrate an impact on business outcomes," he writes.
The University of Southern California has appointed Carol Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as its first female president. USC Race and Equity Center's Shaun Harper said, "I look forward to working with President Folt on efforts to advance USC in a multitude of ways, most especially on substantive matters pertaining to equity, diversity, and inclusion."
Many senior leaders are dissatisfied with talent-development efforts because of a gap in motivations between organizations and individuals; a gap between the skills required by firms and the skills taught by programs; and that what is learned is rarely applied, write Mihnea Moldoveanu and Das Narayandas. However, there are opportunities for improvement within the so-called personal learning cloud, made up of a growing assortment of online courses, learning tools, and social and interactive platforms, they write.
More than 50% of workers know a woman who has been sexually harassed on the job, according to a survey by HR consultancy Randstad. The survey also finds that 46% of men are unsure which compliments are acceptable to give co-workers and that the same percentage of men feel negatively about feminism and the #MeToo movement.
US colleges, universities and schools are using virtual-reality experiences to recruit students from other countries. Kevin Merges, executive director of Global Education Programs at Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, N.J., says VR can improve students' connection to a school by 40% to 70%.
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