Employee Training

Greg DeVore

Greg DeVore
CEO of ScreenSteps

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7 Reasons Change Management Consultants Should Use ScreenSteps Instead of PowerPoint For Handoff Training

Greg DeVore - Oct 29, 2018 10:53:13 AM

In most consulting engagements that involve any form of change management the consulting team is required to deliver some sort of training material to the customer. This often takes the form of a "train the trainer" approach.

Topics: ScreenSteps Employee Training Platform

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Resisting the Temptation to “Teach it all”

Greg DeVore - Jul 11, 2018 10:57:22 AM

If you have ever been on a backpacking trip, then you know that a backpacker has to deal with competing goals when packing.

Topics: Teaching- Training- ScreenSteps Software

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Improve Your Training: Create an Outcome Statement to Improve Employee Performance

Greg DeVore - Jun 26, 2018 5:53:20 PM

 

What will this article help you do?

This article is going to help you achieve better training results in less time by teaching you how to create clear training "Outcome Statements".


What if I told you that you were lost? But then I didn’t tell you where you needed to go? How would you develop a plan? How would you know if you were making progress? How would you know when you weren’t lost any more?

Create an Outcome Statement

In employee training, you clarify the destination by creating a clear definition of the outcome you want to achieve. We call this an “Outcome Statement.” Getting this definition right can make all of the difference.

An ambiguous Outcome Statement will make it difficult to create training materials, measure progress, and determine success.

A clear Outcome Statement will help you know:

  • Exactly what training materials to create
  • Exactly what to measure
  • Exactly when you have achieved success (or failure)

Attributes of a good Outcome Statement

Topics: ScreenSteps Employee Training Platform

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Four Rules to Improve Your Training

Greg DeVore - Nov 1, 2017 9:40:51 AM

Are you getting ready to rollout a new CRM system, or to onboard some new employees? Here are four rules that will help you use ScreenSteps to improve the success of your training.

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3 Ways to Use ScreenSteps: Save Time, Eliminate Mistakes and Apply Knowledge

Greg DeVore - Oct 24, 2017 2:08:00 PM

ScreenSteps isn’t just a traditional knowledge base - it’s a tool for giving your employees all the information they need to do their job in the context of where they are working. Here are three examples of how we have been using ScreenSteps:

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Are You Helping Your Employees Succeed When They Forget?

Greg DeVore - Oct 19, 2017 8:17:00 AM

Why do we assume that we need to learn everything? Our brains can only hold and apply so much information.


Do we really want to limit our performance and the performance of our employees to what information we can remember and actually apply? Not if we want our team to reach its full potential.

But what if L&D changed its strategy from trying to teach more information to trying to help employees be successful when they forget?

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5 Thoughts on Teaching and Learning

Greg DeVore - Oct 17, 2017 8:44:00 AM

I teach. A lot.

I teach people that are very interested in what I have to say. And I teach people that don't care at all.

I teach people who are highly motivated to apply the information that I present. And I teach people who like what they hear but can't find the time to get around it actually applying it.

I teach big groups and individuals. I give lectures and I lead discussions. And I have to do it multiple times each week. Here are just a few principles that I have learned over time.

1. You cannot teach someone who is not ready to learn.

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Reducing Cognitive Load During Training

Greg DeVore - Sep 5, 2017 10:34:00 AM

I have what we like to call our $40,000 fridge problem. Whoever designed our kitchen (long before we purchased our current house) put the oven so close to the wall that you can only fit a small fridge next to it. The oven is situated such that in order to get a larger fridge we would have to redo the entire kitchen.

Topics: ScreenSteps Software

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New in ScreenSteps: Set Viewing Permissions on a Per Article Basis

Greg DeVore - Aug 29, 2017 12:20:35 PM

We are happy to announce that starting on Thursday, August 31, 2017 you will now be able to set article viewing permissions on a per article basis. 

Topics: ScreenSteps Software

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Teaching vs. Reminding

Greg DeVore - Nov 2, 2016 7:17:00 AM

If you are building a knowledge base for customer support or for internal training, then it is important to keep in mind what you want the article to accomplish.

In a perfect world you could write one article and use it for training, onboarding and support. And this is the approach that many people take. But it is a big mistake.

When someone needs to be trained, their needs are very different from when she need to be reminded.

The person who is being trained needs to understand concepts, definitions and workflows. The person who just needs a quick reminder only needs a quick step-by-step guide.

Topics: Software Documentation Tips

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