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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.

Jun15th, 2018

Learning and Training – for Success

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Apart from keeping your job as an L&D professional, what does ‘success’ in L&D mean? How do you achieve it – and how do know when you’ve achieved it? Along with L&D professionals being put under increasing pressure to ‘perform’ by senior managers, the growth in the use of technology – both as learning delivery media and in business operational terms – is changing both the workplace and the human perspectives within it.

May30th, 2018

Think Before You Speak: Why it Matters – Communications Learning

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Organizations with a strong learning culture feature high up in Bersin By Deloitte’s Talent Management Maturity model. These more mature organizations generate 2.3 times more cash flow per employee and 1.4 times more revenue – and rate themselves 170% better at innovation. But what impact might better communications –both internal communications and external-facing corporate communications– have on global organizations?

May11th, 2018

Revealed: 5 Microlearning Myths

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Josh Bersin describes microlearning as ‘amazing innovation’, explaining that “micro-learning platforms now let you manage the proliferation of video, assessment, and other small content objects with tools for curation, tracking, recommendations, and AI-based prescriptive learning”. Microlearning offers many benefits, but it is subject to major misconceptions.

Apr18th, 2018

The Next Big Things in the World of Work

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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”.

Apr3rd, 2018

Strategic Authenticity – Five Key Issues for Managers

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‘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

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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

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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.

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