Employee training and development is essential. But how can companies ensure it is effective and worthwhile? Lindsay Ryan provides some guidelines. Most organisations realise they need to spend money on employee training and development but few of them optimise their programmes and return on training expenditure. Even organisations among those highly regarded for investing in…

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Andrew Rutsch explains how a recent EFMD CLIP workshop shedded light on Siemens’ transformation from troubled company to role model. Andrew Rutsch explains how Corporate Learning played a key role in this strategic renewal. In 2007, in a booming global economy, Siemens was in troubled waters. The industrial giant was facing a global corruption scandal…

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Thomas Sattelberger argues that corporate universities must evolve from being socialisation and knowledge transfer machines to helping their parent companies undertake effective transformation. Until 20 years ago the big companies of the old “Deutschland AG” dominated the image of Germany. Whether Daimler, Siemens, Dresdner Bank, Hoechst, BASF, Thyssen, BMW or Bosch, successful German companies had…

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Dan Pontefract demonstrates how true partnership between business and academia can create learning opportunities that benefit an organisation, its employees and the academic institution itself. Innovation is an interesting concept. For many people it presupposes a “aha” or “eureka” moment in order for something new to have been created. Others (wrongly) pronounce ad nauseam that…

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Alessandra Ginante argues that companies must do more to meet the personal needs and ambitions of their managers if they expect them to perform effectively. In today’s knowledge-based, complex and ever-changing business environment it is paramount for ,organisations to have highly qualified professionals if they are fully to realise their economic growth opportunities. Yet the…

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