"2020: Weirdest Year in History"
That quote appears on a t-shirt from Life is Good®. Pretty much sums it up. There is no need to recap the craziness that defined this year (which is still way too far from over). But the one shift that may be quite lasting is working from home.
A close friend of mine heads a small office of a large company. He was given the "all clear" to go back into the office with reduced staff, but he opted to keep working from home. He says he's more productive. And he figures the $150,000 spent on the office lease annually can be better spent elsewhere.
One of our very large corporate clients has told its employees that they can work from home "indefinitely". All of their training has gone virtual. They expect 2021 to be mostly, if not all, virtual.
With a New Reality Comes New Tools
While we have been hard at work converting custom curriculum to virtual, Wiley has been hard at work updating Everything DiSC® to reflect this new reality. This what they have accomplished in 2020:
- A new profile, Agile EQ, was launched along with a facilitation kit
- The new Catalyst online platform was launched for Workplace
- Workplace on Catalyst virtual materials were released as a free upgrade to the Workplace Facilitation Kit
- The Five Behaviors Personal Development virtual materials were released as a free upgrade to the Personal Development Facilitation Kit
- Agile EQ was added to the Catalyst platform
- Agile EQ on Catalyst virtual materials were released as a free upgrade to the Agile EQ Facilitation Kit
- Everything DiSC on Catalyst Facilitation Kit will be released yet in November, 2020
That's a lot. And there is more to come as new applications are added to Catalyst and more virtual materials are released. Stay tuned!
Everything DiSC Management Certification Expansion
Certification offerings have been expanded and Everything DiSC Management Certification is now available. As facilitators ourselves, we've already completed the certification program and now we can offer it to you, our clients. There is one remaining class for 2020. Sign up now!
This is an online program, so it is not affected by the pandemic.