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The top two reasons why brainstorming sessions fail

When brainstorming fails, one of these reasons is usually why.  The good news? They are easy to fix.   Reason #1:  Most teams don’t follow the directions.   Think about this analogy. The following are directions for riding a bicycle. Grab the handlebars of the bicycle with both hands. Place your right leg over the top of… Read more »

See what’s new with the Course Details Page

In our effort to improve the user experience when choosing the right courses for L&D programs, we’ve made significant improvements to the Course Details Page. Users visit the Course Details Page to learn more about an individual course and now it’s easier than ever to find the most important information about a course in one… Read more »

Getting the right blend: building a blended learning strategy

Getting the right blend: building a blended learning strategy

In a recent OpenSesame webinar, David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, explored what it takes to create a truly blended learning strategy. Despite the wealth of learning methods, modalities and technologies available, most organizations still consider using instructor-led classes and elearning to be a blended learning strategy. Given the needs of today’s businesses… Read more »

5 L&D Considerations for Returning to the Workplace

5 L&D considerations for returning to the workplace

It’s time to start planning our return to the workplace. Adjustments made during the pandemic will extend into and impact our return to the office. Employees returning to work doesn’t necessarily mean children are back to school, families are healthy, or that each individual’s situation is anywhere near back to normal. As we’ve heard a… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Distinguish Between a Gift and a Bribe

You know the problem with ethics education?  It’s virtually impossible to talk about it without sounding pedantic or preachy.  And since none of us like being lectured to, we usually drown out conversations about ethical behavior because we don’t like feeling like we’re being talked down to.  However, ethics training is important in order to… Read more »

4 questions to ask before choosing discrimination and harassment training for your organization

In 2020, workplace culture matters more than ever. Organizations that can demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace have a competitive advantage in attracting top talent and strengthening relationships with customers, partners and vendors. As part of a comprehensive strategy, choosing the right compliance training program, one that focuses on behaviors, rather… Read more »

Working from home etiquette tips and tricks

Since the onset of COVID-19 globally, workplaces are quickly establishing, possibly for the first time, a work from home policy for most if not all employees. This new setup can create its own great opportunities, but of course for many this comes with new challenges in every way, including the what were once simple, even… Read more »

Coronavirus preparedness, remote working, and safely returning to work: free courses until 15 June 2020

At OpenSesame, we help our customers develop the world’s most productive and admired workforces.  We also want to help you keep your employees and their families safe and productive during the coronavirus pandemic. As the world grapples with the impact of coronavirus, we believe elearning can provide a critical and efficient path to rapidly educate… Read more »

Managing your remote team

Coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to business. At OpenSesame, we are a fully distributed team with the option for employees to work from home. As a precaution, effective 13 March 2020 though, all employees are working from home and practicing social distancing. Even though some employees have experience with remote team members, working with an entirely… Read more »