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Mobile Learning Support for Performance Reviews

By Ann Gebreselassie, Learning Consultant, SkillSoft

As the end of the year approaches, you may be deep in the performance review process. SkillSoft offers many tools and resources to assist your organization during the performance management cycle, as several of my colleagues have recently written about on this blog. SkillSoft also offers mobile learning solutions to help support managers as they prepare to conduct performance reviews.

As technology continues to evolve at breakneck speed, has your life-long-learning strategy kept pace?  Certainly there is still value in face-to-face learning interactions.  Both formal, as in a classroom setting, or informal as in mentoring, traditional methods of learning are not going to disappear.  With the globalization of business, and the advanced technologies that support it, the need for quick and agile learning opportunities has risen as a priority.  In particular, the more senior your role within an organization, the more necessary it becomes for your learning and development to gel with hectic schedules.

Here are some examples of ways that SkillSoft supports continuous learning on-the-go for leaders at every level of an organization, including solutions to help managers prepare for performance reviews:

  • ExecSummaries: These 8-page summaries provide a synopsis of some of the top business books.  Written by the authors themselves, ExecSummaries are perfect for a quick read on a tablet.  Some of my personal favorites include: The Truth About Leadership, Multipliers, and Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary.
  • LDC / 50 Lessons: It’s like having a keynote speaker in your pocket.  Quick snippets of relevant information shared by leading business executives and best-selling authors.  These videos play well on smartphones, tablets, as well as on the big screen in a boardroom.

In early 2012 SkillSoft will begin releasing business courseware that is tablet-friendly to further supplement mobile learning options.  It’s a great time to be a SkillSoft customer!  For creative ideas on how to implement mobile learning in your workplace, contact your SkillSoft Learning Consultant today!

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