International business growth calls for strong
Armin Hopp is Founder and President
Language skills are vital to achieve
organisational goals and drive the flexibility
and responsiveness that underpin success.
Here's how to make sure that your
communication skills learning delivery is
aligned with corporate goals.
Traditional management hierarchies and
fixed places of work are being replaced by
increasingly fluid corporate structures. A
growing number of organisations operate
by creating virtual teams on a project-byproject basis, comprising employees with the
necessary skills for each project. These teams
may be based anywhere in the world, so
language and communication skills are
Effective communication skills are at the heart
of successful multinational operations. During
day-to-day operations, a breakdown in
communications with customers leads to
misunderstandings and lost sales.
Organisational priorities for 2018: digitalisation,
compliance and the changing workforce
Christian Foerg is General Manager
EMEA, at Saba Software.
Almost 70 percent of employees would take
an employment offer outside the organisation
if it came along1. And this is largely because
they feel they are not getting the opportunity
to develop their career in their current
workplace. Learning and development
professionals face a number of challenges,
but employee engagement and retention
must be key outcomes when setting priorities
for 2018. Three key issues will top the agenda
in the coming year: digitalisation, compliance
and the changing workforce.
A majority (83 percent) of HR leaders and 67
percent of employees agree that modern
technology tools are very important to
effective communication and collaboration in
the workplace, according to the Saba '2017
State of Employee Engagement Report'1.