Tag Archive for Communication Tools

If Not Training, Then What?

There’s a lot to be said for training; it certainly has solidified its place in corporate culture as a means of addressing issues, teaching skills and strategies and getting employees aligned, motivated and on track for great success. But there are times when training isn’t the answer – when the situation calls for a different…

Facing a business transformation? Blueline is in your future!

Change creates uncertainty – causing fear and confusion and hurting productivity.  A clearly defined message and communication strategy can dispel doubts and facilitate alignment.  Learn how Blueline supported innovation initiatives at a Fortune 50 Healthcare Company using proven planning and communication strategies. The outcomes are best summarized by the head of the organization who opined:…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

At Blueline we are very familiar with the power of a strong visual image. Our highly successful Learning Blueprints are built on this principle. But what if you could combine the engagement created by a picture with the clarity of the spoken word? It turns out you can. One of our clients is rolling out…

Helping the Brain Make Meaning

I recently discovered a presentation from last year’s TED conference by Tom Wujec, an Information Designer and Fellow at AutoDesk, in which he explored the question, “How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas?” Certainly an important question for those of us engaged in developing training and communications programs.…

Is Google WAVE the Next-Big-Thing in Social Learning?

The short answer is “no” or better “not yet.” When Google WAVE was first announced there was a lot of excitement and buzz about the possibilities. Now that the developer preview is out and we’re getting a chance to work with it, I’d say WAVE is still about the possibilities. If you’re not familiar with…