Teaching to Busy Professionals

admin Analytics training

Out with old, in with the new I read an article recently on Facilitating Adult Learning. There was no date on the article, but it cited references from 2002 thru 2008. In 2008 I probably would have agreed with this article. But this is 2016, and many things have changed. Not only hairstyles and attitudes (shout out to Timbuk 3 …

Learning is better with the “Why”

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

As the classic song goes “Why do fools fall in love?”. Not “How do fools fall in love?”. Why do people yawn, not How do people yawn. The three year old that’s always asking “Why, why, why” not “how, how, how”. So “why” is this? The “why” provides deeper understanding, insight, and motivation behind the “what”.  In technical training it’s …

To New Careers and Beyond!

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Business of Healthcare

Recently we had an internal discussion regarding Millennials, aka the ‘younger generation’, and how they demonstrate far less loyalty to their employers than do other age groups.  This is not necessarily a bad thing; it’s just different from generations past. There are a variety of reasons for it, but the result is still the same. Worker loyalty has shifted from …

There may not be a right way to train, but there is definitely a wrong way!

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Business of Healthcare

Even though this article is specific to EMR implementations, we find this to be true in many of the technology implementations we come across: staffing for training, training timelines, and training methodologies are often overlooked and under-prioritized. And even though they are represented as three separate areas, we find there is a lot of cross over between the three. There …

Ways to Learn New Skills

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

Start with a talent. Do something you love. Surround yourself with experts in that field.  These all seem like common sense approaches to learning a new skill. But so often we try to break those rules. We try to learn something that is inherently not suited to us. A cat cannot fly under its own power. Some cats can be …

Ways to Learn New Skills

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

Start with a talent. Do something you love. Surround yourself with experts in that field.  These all seem like common sense approaches to learning a new skill. But so often we try to break those rules. We try to learn something that is inherently not suited to us. A cat cannot fly under its own power. Some cats can be …

I love the smell of knowledge in the morning!

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Our Thots

Recently I found myself searching for a picture to accompany a recent post about the importance of understanding data. In searching our library of graphics for the term “understanding” and “comprehending”, I wasn’t happy with the results. So I tried “knowledge”. There were over 24,000 results returned, but the vast majority of them had a person reading a book. This …

I love the smell of knowledge in the morning!

admin Analytics training, Our Thots

Recently I found myself searching for a picture to accompany a recent post about the importance of understanding data. In searching our library of graphics for the term “understanding” and “comprehending”, I wasn’t happy with the results. So I tried “knowledge”. There were over 24,000 results returned, but the vast majority of them had a person reading a book. This …