10 Guidelines Of Etiquette For Learners In The Well mannered Society Of A Enterprise
Sir Lennington’s Labeling Rules for Online Learners
It should be made clear that this manual (which is available for download) describes two different etiquettes – one for those who practice learning and development as a profession and another for those who have been assigned learning tasks. Both passages can be read in full or taken in smaller doses that may only absorb a rule or two a day if one is modestly wanting to practice one way before moving on to another. You will certainly be expected to repeat these rules over and over, as it will take some time for you to memorize them all and fully integrate them into your daily disposition and behavior.
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Sir Lenningtons Handbook Of L&D Etiquette & Manners
Discover the golden rules of learning and development courtesy of the leading expert in online training etiquette.
Etiquette for learner in the polite company of a company
1. Notice what is mandatory
Dear learners, we have to take our time to do what they have been asked to do and trust in the greater cause of our culture of learning. At times, you may feel overwhelmed by courses that have been put in your way and marked as required; However, the learning and development professionals in your organization know what is best for you as you grow both professionally and personally. Stay open-minded and start courses with an attitude of acceptance that is not meant to hinder learning. You may even be surprised by courses that you initially ignored, as some training courses expand our understanding of a topic or deepen our skills in ways we did not expect. It is extremely polite to end our learning paths with a kind demeanor and respect for those who went out of their way to create the content and materials.
2. Play warmly but humbly
The thrill of sport excites and energizes even the most subdued of us! It is the fashion of the day (and quite stylish indeed) for learning management systems to now incorporate gamification features that encourage non-Jewish competition between teams and individuals. How delightful! We can get a score on the leaderboard or receive a badge or certification if we demonstrate our expertise and mastery in certain subject areas to our colleagues. It should be said that while we enjoy and enjoy these feats, we will not twist our thoughts into megalomania or other grotesque expressions of superiority. We will play heartily but never indulge in vanity and so remain humble even in our finest moments of victory.
3. Move with mobility and grace
To avoid sitting at an immovable desk for the duration of the day, one is encouraged to move about freely while performing one’s day-to-day duties. It really is a joy to venture out into the open air or to a neighborhood cafe or other community venues as you see fit while you get on with your work duties throughout the day. The best learning management systems can be easily transported into mobility so that training tasks can be carried out from a location other than the official office. It is a joy that we can gracefully traverse geography beyond our nearest locations, taking the opportunity to travel and explore while remaining true to our professional commitments.
4. Consume in modest amounts
We have to keep our appetites in check! It is highly inappropriate to indulge in over-consuming content of any kind, but thank Heaven that as such we are not challenged to consume large portions of educational content! It is really out of fashion to do or expect this from colleagues. Microlearning is much more a la mode and is suitable for today’s savvy learners who want to achieve the most things in the shortest possible time. Shorter courses and modules are ideal for busy professionals and are very useful for repetitive considerations to better preserve skills and information.
5. Use the utmost courtesy
Oh, conformity. It is a fundamental element in any company training program, but due to its dry, perhaps uninteresting content, it is often not accepted by learners. However, the most successful companies are raising previous standards by creating attractive, video-based content and even adding gamification to compliance courses to increase student participation and stimulation. As a learner, the most elegant thing to do is to quickly meet your compliance needs, regardless of the quality of your company’s content. While some people enjoy consuming compliance content, it is your responsibility to do so politely if you do not belong to this group of people. Remember, serving the good of your organization and being a good corporate citizen is one of your most worthy callings.
6. Create a cheerful disposition
Many members of urban society have become used to being visible with a video camera at meetings, courses and conferences. Sir Lennington gives a rousing applause for how well many have adjusted to becoming lovers on camera and mastering the finer skills of face enhancement, custom backgrounds and tweaked sounds. But unfortunately some still struggle with getting muted properly (an epidemic!) As we move forward to improve on web conferencing, let’s start by practicing our warmest facial and word expressions. We don’t have to see another stubborn eye roll of someone who hasn’t perfected the convocation ceremony in front of a live camera.
7. Share opinions reasonably
Today’s learning management systems expand wonderfully to include the collection of feedback and opinions. Whether you’re giving a five-star review on a recent course or adding an appreciative note to an instructor, it’s a great learner gift to share thoughts and insights that ultimately help keep learning and development professionals enjoy the quality improve their offers. They are encouraged to actively provide appropriate, respectable feedback and expect responses or changes based on that input. However, Sir Lennington reminds all learners to be friendly, even when offering constructive criticism of a course or facilitator. Let’s not forget that feelings are delicate and words can hurt even when they are wrapped with the best of intentions.
8. Graciously accept the evaluation of others
The miraculous invention of video assessment has proven to be an extremely attractive learning method in discerning circles. What a fascinating way to show your skills! You simply film yourself on a required work task and then transfer the video to your learning management system, where an artificial intelligence screening as well as a review by your supervisor will take place and you will then receive feedback on how you can improve on the recorded work task. We must accept both machine and human observations as useful, even if they are challenging, and we must not display the vulgarity of knowing more than others or the greatness of not finding enough room for improvement in any company.
9. Strive for exceptional skills
Since we are constantly developing ourselves in our respective corporate culture, it is essential to strive for excellence in our chosen professions and in our proven skills. This is indeed a career long endeavor that can be shaped and reshaped over time as we determine the direction of our interests and commitments, and set out to pursue new goals as they arise. In many ways, our abilities define our personality, so let us be careful and deliberate in defining our abilities so that they match the higher expectations we have of ourselves. Our illustrious aspirations will pave the way for the new training we require of those in power. It is very unlikely and unusual that you will be held back from pursuing new goals, and most of the time it is just the opposite – your leaders and colleagues will respect your commitment to continued growth and development.
10. Develop pleasant character traits
As described above, it is fair and respectable to enrich one’s professional skills within a prescribed role. At this point it should be noted that it is equally honorable to improve personal skills in the areas often referred to as “soft skills”. These skills meet a range of skills such as active listening, communicating, critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and others. These pleasant personality traits should be cultivated and a clear conscience maintained while improving in the finest areas of human interaction. It would be considered undemanding, if not downright plebian, to maintain high professional skills without the personal skills to accompany and support their promotion. Sir Lennington recommends many character-enhancing courses as a counterbalance to purely professional teaching in the area of a professional function.
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