Research indicates that conducting purposeful workplace discussions is the area in which managers are least comfortable, yet employees indicate this is the most important factor for increasing their engagement and retention
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 30, 2007
Impact Achievement Group, Inc. announced the availability of "Managing Workplace Discussions™," the latest installment in its Performance Advantage SimSeries™. The SimSeries is a comprehensive set of eLearning courses teaching managers the leadership skills to effectively manage employee performance.
In "Managing Workplace Discussions," managers learn the way to promote meaningful dialog in the workplace. Such discussions help mangers set objectives, provide feedback, solve problems, offer praise and support, and establish trust and relationships.
"Research indicates that conducting purposeful workplace discussions is the area in which managers are least comfortable, yet employees indicate this is the most important factor for increasing their engagement and retention," said Lee Klepinger, chief executive officer. "The SimSeries training helps managers fill this communication gap to create a healthy and high-performance workplace. In this series managers learn communication skills that increase employee engagement to create alignment with the organization’s goals and objectives."
The Performance Advantage SimSeries includes the company’s five proven performance management modules, based on five critical leadership competencies. In addition to Managing Workplace Discussions, the series includes Principles of Effective Leadership™, Performance-Based Management™, Performance-Based Coaching™, and Performance Problem Discussions™.
Organizations can use the SimSeries in a variety of training environments: standalone e-learning courseware for both new and remote managers; a way for managers to review and practice leadership skills that motivate employees; and as a blended learning tool with managers in Impact Achievement Group’s live workshop series, "The Performance Advantage™."
The SimSeries gives organizations tremendous flexibility to provide immediate skills development for new managers, or seasoned managers to improve their present practices. Impact Achievement Group has partnered with Success Sciences, Inc., an industry leader in choice-based, voiced-based simulation eLearning, to produce the series. Their proven technology provides a dynamic learning environment for all participants.
The SimSeries’ highly interactive learning environment engages participants with choice-based content, case studies, activities, and tests, plus interactive voice-based simulation drills. All elements are designed to ensure comprehension and mastery of the most critical leadership skills for managing employee performance.
About Impact Achievement Group:
Impact Achievement Group is a training and performance management consulting company that provides assessments, coaching, story-based interactive workshops, and simulations for managers at all levels of organizations worldwide. Impact Achievement Group helps companies dramatically improve management and leadership competency for bottom-line results. Company experts and co-authors of "People Leave Managers…Not Organizations," Rick Tate and Julie White, Ph.D. are internationally recognized authorities in leadership development, human performance, service quality and communications. For more information, visit http://www.impactachievement.com.
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