“Zoomlag” and Other Lessons of Delivering Learning Virtually

By Robert Brodo | May 22, 2020 8:20:16 AM

Insights 10 Weeks into the New Norm

When we started the new year of 2020 not many of us predicted that when Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season, came about that we would be in a lock down thinking about how a global pandemic would resolve itself.  But here we are, so Happy Memorial Day everyone!

For many who are either functional business leaders supporting the learning or development of their organizations and team, or the talent development professionals thinking about executing their T&D strategies, we have a chance to reflect on the journey so far and the journey yet to come over this upcoming long weekend.

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Those Simulation Decisions are So 2019…

By Robert Brodo | Apr 30, 2020 8:18:57 AM

Within the next few months, many businesses will be “going back to work.” For the ones that have survived, they will be talking about things like “getting back to normal,” and figuring out how to adjust to the realities of the new workplace.

One of the many stark realities of this new normal is that we must all challenge the orthodoxies of what was the old normal and make significant adjustments to the way we approach things moving forward into the new normal.

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Great Business Simulations Are Not All Fun and Games

By Robert Brodo | Aug 3, 2017 8:47:15 AM

If you have anything to do with the world of training and development, you know and probably are a getting a little tired of  “gamification in learning.”

For full transparency, earlier this year I developed and shared with our key clients and leadership team the “Gamification Strategy of Advantexe” so that we could execute and keep up with customer expectations. With our gamification strategy, we have the ability to now capture leader boards, award badges for success, include progress bars, and utilize customized business metrics to reward certain achievements.

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Selecting the Best Business Simulation

By Sanford Gold | May 11, 2017 8:48:20 AM

Which Business simulation is right for your training programs?

As you explore the world of business simulation, there are dizzying arrays of educational choices. Much has been written about different types of simulations. Some are good for long-term exploration of complex business problems, while others are focused on a specific skill acquisition. This article will review four critical characteristics that can make up the best business simulator including technology, realism, response and feedback, and process and outcome focus.

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Business Simulations: It is ok to Fail

By Robert Brodo | Mar 1, 2016 9:03:27 AM

As school students, we all went through our academic journeys striving for A’s and fearing flunking tests. Today, we root for sport teams to win and very rarely remember who came in second. In the business world, have you ever heard of a sales professional who missed their quota and received an invitation to president’s club? Or the supply chain manager who constantly is making the wrong vendor choices and winning employee of the year?  How about the IT Leader who chose the wrong ERP system and was toasted at the shareholders meeting for a job well done?  Except for the occasional mulligan in Golf, failure, in most aspects of our lives, is not an option.

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