Friday, February 04, 2005

More on the survey, and Best this week

Responses to the blog survey are still coming in--thanks to those who have participated so far--and it's not too late for those who are just seeing it. So far it looks like a slight majority want more links to outside articles, but that's not to say that I won't try to incorporate all of your feedback as much as I can. I'll write a bit more on survey results after people have had more time to answer.

For now, here's the Best You Might've Missed for this week.


Handling Porcupines, Trolls, and Other Online Vermin. An excellent multi-part series from the always-informative Contentious Weblog.

Do People Really Pay Attention During Online Meetings? Robin Good offers some statistics that may surprise you.

Encouraging Community in an Online Course. Get on the podcasting bandwagon--download this online audio post from the E-Learning Queen.

Improving Retention in Distance Learning Classes. An article from the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, via the e-Learning Centre.

Virtual Teamwork Best Practices: Focus on People. A good set of tips from Kalabora.

PlayAttention. An online game that helps increase focus and concentration for adults and children.

Traditional training/business

The February issue of the Future of Work Agenda. The Future of Work Community and their monthly newsletter are always great places to get good futuring info.

Speaking the Unspeakable. The Fast Company bloggers add their thoughts to an article on talking about taboo subjects at work.

Protecting the Workgroup. Another good post from the Fast Company blog on how good leaders use "intelligent disobedience" to help their group.

How Bosses Reveal Their Attitudes Towards Employees. An informative article from the European Business Forum.

A Twelve Step Program For Identifying and Eliminating Organizational Change. A humorous look.

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