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To keep pace with heightened customer expectations, speed of business and shifting markets, employees require new skills to do their jobs successfully. Unfortunately, though, many of today’s learning formats are missing the mark. Discover the best way to create effective leaning and enablement in this step-by-step article by Oxygen CEO Juliana Stancampiano.
Learning and enablement professionals don’t need to become experts in the relevant business area each time they are tasked with creating new content. Instead they should be facilitators who make space for the actual stakeholders—those who work in that business area day in and day out—to step in and provide the right information. Oxygen CEO Juliana Stancampiano presents guidelines in this thought-provoking article.
Rarely can an individual achieve something all on their own. Teamwork is the way things happen. Oxygen vice presidents Katherine Shao and Rob O’Such explain how to develop teams that achieve their full potential. The best teams are collaborative and agree to interpersonal codes of conduct. Their members are authentic, transparent, and willing to ask for help.
Juliana Stancampiano and Katherine Shao discuss a fresh approach to creating educational content for employees. Called Content as an Experience, it’s a process that considers how people learn and helps employees stay connected to business outcomes. Employees who are provided with consumable and easy-to-find experiences, are eager to share their enthusiasm and ask for more.
Juliana Stancampiano explains why “best practices” are not always effective solutions. She believes that the concept of “best practices” is based on a false assumption: If you do what I did at my successful company, your company will succeed too. This notion leads many executives down a path that doesn’t work for their organizations. Stancampiano suggests helpful alternatives in this article.
Are you overwhelmed by the multitude of technology platforms and tools that are available to you? Juliana Stancampiano offers five tips for ensuring that you commit to the right tech for your company.
Research shows that social interaction and collaboration are a critical part of an employee’s learning experience – but this creates risk as learners may be accessing content that doesn't meet the organization’s standards. On this episode of The Business of Learning, Juliana Stancampiano addresses how to manage this challenge.
Leadership and Building Teams
Forward-thinking leaders are breaking down silos to develop blended, startup-like teams focused on key business initiatives. Learn how to overcome some of the biggest challenges to setting up these cross-functional teams in this insightful article.
High-performing teams are the building blocks of today’s best companies. Are your teams performing at peak levels? Forbes.com interviewed Juliana Stancampiano about how the most effective teams communicate, connect, and organize work. In this article, she shares hands-on tips for enhancing collaboration and suggests codes of conduct to guide your team’s behavior.
Setting goals is essential for growth—for yourself and for your company—but it’s not without risk. Investor’s Business Daily spoke with Juliana Stancampiano about how to avoid goal-setting traps that can derail your progress. This article lays out her advice.
Learning and Enablement
Katherine Shao discusses the pros and cons of workplace competition and why leaders should avoid pitting employees against each other. “We believe these types of negative tactics, while they might have some kind of short-term impact on business performance, ultimately undermine the culture of an organization,” she explains.
Are you constantly bombarded with emails, meeting requests, deliverables, and social media posts? This article in Canadian HR Reporter addresses the ever-increasing flow of information we’re all facing, and points to the new paradigm for learning and development offered in RADICAL OUTCOMES—a model that avoids information overload and structures learning in a learner-centric manner.
Are your investments in learning and development worth the expense? Do your employees avail themselves of the programs you’re offering? Often the answers is “no.” According to the Oxygen team, the problem is information overload. There’s a limit to how much people can learn at any one time. This comprehensive article expains how to create programs that truly deliver.
Every day, organizations bring in training programs—but often, they fail to achieve the desired results. The team at Oxygen has found that too many of these programs are simply generic prescriptions—not the kind of education that will truly transform work. This article explains what it takes to create training that makes a difference.
You know you need to “invest in your people”—but when you’re faced with costly learning and development options, what should you consider before you approve spending? Here are five key questions to ask about any proposed enablement program before signing on the dotted line.
You want your employees to be team players. But what is the best way to reward employees in a team-based environment? Corp! Magazine interviewed Juliana Stancampiano about how to develop an effective employee recognition program.
With an abundance of technology platforms and tools available for learning and enablement, how can you ensure that your tech investment will pay off? In this article, Juliana Stancampiano explains that you must engage in extensive up-front work before finalizing your next tech purchase.
You know that improving customer experiences is critical to your company’s success—but do you know how to teach your people to deliver better experiences? In this article, Juliana Stancampiano explains how to tailor learning so it’s relevant to your employees and will get the job done.
“There’s so much bad training out there: it’s so dense, so voluminous, so unconnected to business goals, that employees often disregard it.” In this book review, Better SMB praises RADICAL OUTCOMES for offering advice that helps companies avoid “random acts of training” in favor of well-architected learning experiences.
As a leader, it's your responsibility is to create a sense of psychological safety for your team members. But how can you achieve this? Juliana Stancampiano explains that managing your team’s energy is crucial.
Leaders play a key role in helping their teams function as effective ensembles. Skip Prichard spoke with Juliana Stancampiano about how leaders can enable their people to be collaborative, not competitive; to let go of perfection; and to “know their audience."
Are programs being launched at your company without clear business outcomes in mind? In this article, Juliana Stancampiano discusses the distinction between outputs and outcomes—and explains how to ensure that every output is connected to a measurable outcome.
Teamwork is the way things get done. Juliana Stancampiano emphasizes that radical outcomes are the result of a group of people putting their personal goals aside and working to achieve something great.
Forbes.com named RADICAL OUTCOMES one of the best books for women entrepreneurs, calling it “a guidebook for the effective working solutions you’ve always wanted but never found… Juliana Stancampiano presents tangible methods for improving your company’s way of working.”