Walk through any gift shop or greeting card store and you’ll come across some item with the quote “What would you attempt to do if you could not fail?” While this inspirational phrase is meant to encourage us to take chances, I think it gets failure all wrong. Failure isn’t something to avoid. It’s not […]
And what an inspiring journey it has been! Our clients are our heroes – caring for the most vulnerable members of society all while managing the intense employee coordination effort required to successfully run a skilled nursing facility.
Kelly Prince, Senior Instructional Designer at Straightaway, walks us through what makes a great adult learning course.
It’s time to think differently about how we approach [staff shortages]. We can’t afford to think about them the same way as occupancy rates begin to rise. At Straightaway, we are searching for some answers…
“These relationships, coupled with our mantra, to make the product successful despite any customer’s inability to use technology, made a huge impact on our eventual success. We were able to live by our mantra by developing a very capable, dedicated and persistent customer service department.”
We at Straightaway are big fans of storytelling. We use stories in our own solution to captivate students and give them a better emotional understanding of the job. You too can draw on your own experience to bring meaning to your instructor-led sessions through storytelling.
“As we all know, some stories are more effective than others. For example, we all have a relative who tells the same story at family gatherings—it seems to go nowhere and clears the room quickly. To avoid this fate, you must implement the key elements to effective storytelling that will ensure stories are both interesting and successful.”
“Cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner maintains that facts are up to 22 times more memorable when presented in story form.”
“When people are more autonomous—that is, when people are motivated more by their value for the behavior, or by their interest and enjoyment of the behavior—they tend to be more persistent in their behavior, feel more satisfied, and have higher well-being overall.” –UMRC