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At Speexx, we are more than 130 people who share a goal to bring the best online language learning experience to users in large organizations worldwide. We are proud to help millions of people understand each other better every day. If you have a passion for languages, cutting-edge learning technology and the future of education, the Speexx Exchange blog is for you.

Apr18th, 2018

The Next Big Things in the World of Work

By | April 18th, 2018|

Mindful of the momentous – and rapid – changes in the workplace over recent years, mostly thanks to advancing technology, any self-respecting manager and business leader will be anxiously watching for the next “big thing”.

Mar26th, 2018

Strategic Authenticity – Five Key Issues for Managers

By | March 26th, 2018|

‘Fake news’ – probably the key phrase of 2017 – has re-emphasised the need for ‘authenticity’ at all levels of society. This includes the world of work. Yet strategic authenticity isn’t always a desirable trait in a manager, especially if their natural behaviour is unpleasant. So says Stefan Stern, visiting professor of management practice at Cass Business School, a business journalist and a former Financial Times (FT) management columnist.

Mar6th, 2018

Boosting Productivity with Soft Skills

By | March 6th, 2018|

The UK is not the only advanced economy suffering weak productivity growth – Reuters reported in early December that Canadian productivity fell in the third quarter, the second consecutive decline, as the number of hours worked grew faster than business output. Bucking the trend, the US productivity jumped three percent in the third quarter, its best result in three years.

Mar2nd, 2018

Managing GDPR in the Global Learning Landscape

By | March 2nd, 2018|

Speexx was founded in Germany, a country with one the of the strictest data protection regulation policies I know of, at least. We’re now based all over the world and the one of the greatest challenges we see is that HR teams from regions with lower data protection standards don’t yet understand the regulations from countries with more rigid laws. This is a major issue when it comes to big data.

Feb21st, 2018

How Serious Gamification Drives Learning

By | February 21st, 2018|

Save the Children is aiming to be a trailblazer in the humanitarian sector, developing new learning technologies and content – and making the digital learning content freely available for others in the sector to benefit from. At Speexx Exchange in Berlin, Save the Children showcased how the organisation has invested in serious gaming.

Feb13th, 2018

Complementing Actions: the Power of Communication

By | February 13th, 2018|

To be an effective leader requires many skills. These will be found in different proportions, depending on the sort of effective leader you are. Yet one skill area in which every effective leader – of whatever type – must excel, is communication. The first step to improving anything about yourself, including your communication skills, is to take what you already do to the highest level.

Jan23rd, 2018

Making Meetings Meaningful

By | January 23rd, 2018|

There can be few people – except, perhaps the genuinely work-shy – who delight in attending meetings and would choose to be in one rather than being allowed to do anything else, including getting on with their work. Yet meetings continue to litter our diaries. So, who wants them? Do we secretly like them more than we’d be prepared to acknowledge publicly?

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