Decision Making Course Addresses Skills Gap

A new course entitled, Improve Your Decision Making Skills, is now available to help address the analytical and problem-solving skills gap reported by various sources, including the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report 2018.

Designed as an introduction to critical and systems thinking, the course includes how to identify and construct strong arguments that support conclusions, and practical tools that can help in daily decision making. The course will benefit both those early in their professional careers and seasoned managers who must guide their teams to better decisions and outcomes.

Delivered in a live, classroom setting, the course is offered at the NC State McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education, and may also be conducted onsite at a company setting or independent training facility.

Please view the short video below for more information on this new course of instruction.

How Simulated Business Training Can Strengthen Your Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Diversity and Inclusion (DI) is a high-interest pursuit in corporate America today, in large part because the benefits can be substantial. According to a Forbes article, diversity and inclusion research has revealed that:

  • Inclusive teams make better business decisions up to 87% of the time.
  • Teams that follow an inclusive process make decisions 2X faster with 1/2 the meetings.
  • Decisions made and executed by diverse teams delivered 60% better results.

fingerprinting-2203448_1920Even with the many benefits that diversity and inclusion offer, you may still be facing challenges in your DI initiatives.

Diversity Best Practices notes that newly recruited underrepresented employees are not staying with their employers very long, and people are neither working well together nor trusting each other across cultural lines. Further, DI training that was expected to improve understanding, awareness, and sensitivity to others has “yielded limited success.”

So how can simulated business training strengthen your Diversity & Inclusion initiatives?

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