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The Productivity Killer No one’s Talking About: Self-Control

A New York Times article articulated a problem recently in a way that had never occurred to me before. The problem, stated simply, is one of self control (or a lack of therof) in the workplace. From the article Looking at Productivity as a State of Mind, by Sendhil Mullainathan: When we look at productivity at the macro level, we tend to limit ourselves to issues like skill shortages, new technologeis, or appropriate…

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It’s Vegas, Baby!

(Note: Please use your best Brat Pack accent when reading that title. I’m partial to Sammy, myself.) Although normally I would agree that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” what would be the fun in that, given that the Dashe Contingent just got back from tearing it up at DevLearn 2014? We had a lot of fun meeting so many of our colleagues at the Dashe & Thomson booth,…

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How to Avoid Scrap Learning

We’ve all been there. Attending a training course, or working through an eLearning module, and thinking “This is great information. I wonder how I can apply this to my job.” And, after some thought, you realize “I can’t…at least not right now.” So what happens to the learning gains you made while going through the course? Unfortunately, unless you can apply those gains fairly immediately, they simply fall away resulting…

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11 Things Dashe & Thomson is Looking Forward to Most at DevLearn 2014

The eLearning Guild is hosting its annual DevLearn Conference at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, October 29-31, and Dashe & Thomson is looking forward to sponsoring the event once again.  Here are the 11 things our staff is looking forward to most. 1. Neil deGrasse Tyson Who doesn’t want to see the lovable astrophysicist with a knack for explaining the world’s most complicated scientific laws in layman’s terms. 2. #Chat2Lrn Tweet-Up During the…

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How Not to Crush the Souls of Your Contractors

I know what you’re thinking: Who cares about my contractor? The whole point of hiring a contractor is to avoid dealing with all of the hassles of having a regular employee, right? They come in, they do a job, they leave. Well, that’s true. A good contractor is able to fit into your organization and quickly assimilate the necessary information and deliver a product, whatever that product might be. But…

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