So what is Best Practice and Good Practice? Is there a difference and do we really care? Introduction to "Best Practice" Often in business, we hear about Best Practice and Good Practice, but what does it mean? Where and when should we use it? To help us out, let us look at some definitions: Definitions - Practice To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of practices courtesy in social situations. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or … [Read more...] about What is Best Practice?
So what is the difference between team working and team building? Are they 2 phrases for the same thing? I have seen the terms used interchangeably in articles and in the workplace, but does that help or hinder? In our article on collaboration how is it different from team work we explored the definitions of some terms. It often helps to start with some commonly accepted definitions: Definition of Team Working Team Working, The earliest definition I could find is: Source - … [Read more...] about Difference between team working and team building
At its most basic level an internship programme could be said to be: An internship programme is a planned work experience opportunity offered by an employer. There should be no expectation of employment after completing the programme/ experience. People in these roles are called interns. The intern role is to work at an organisation for a fixed, limited period of time. Interns are usually undergraduates or post graduates. Most internships last for any length of time between 1 week and 12 … [Read more...] about What is an Internship? Why should you do one?
So what is the difference between training and development? Does it really matter? It matters because we need to be able to identify activity. We often hear of employees never having been trained in a skill or process. But is this really true? We need to underatand what training is and is not, to be able to educate our workforce, and develop our organizations. Understanding the difference between training and development So that we can perform a comparison between training and development … [Read more...] about What is the Difference between Training and Development #HRBlog
Defining Practical Employee Engagement The term Employee Engagement has been prolific over the past few years but what does it really mean? How can we use this to really make a difference? This question was asked of me by a writer I have been in discussions with for some time, and she was surprised that we do not have the definition clear on this site. Well it was buried, but here puts it into context. There are several definitions on the web including: The Work Foundation’s … [Read more...] about Defining Practical Employee Engagement
Difference between Vision and Goal We all use these terminologies but what do they mean? Let’s look at the history of these terms: Vision late 13c., "something seen in the imagination or in the supernatural," from Anglo-Fr. visioun, O.Fr. vision, from L. visionem (nom. visio) "act of seeing, sight, thing seen," from pp. stem of videre "to see," from PIE base *weid- "to know, to see" (cf. Skt. veda "I know;" Avestan vaeda "I know;" Gk. oida, Doric woida "I know," idein "to see;" O.Ir. fis … [Read more...] about Difference between Vision and Goals
Often in business and education, we confuse the difference between goals and objectives. We sometimes talk about goals and objectives interchangeably. But are they the same? Let us start by exploring some history and definitions: Goal - 1530s, "end point of a race," of uncertain origin, perhaps from O.E. *gal "obstacle, barrier," a word implied by gælan "to hinder." The word goal appears once before this, in a poem from early 14c. and with an apparent sense of "boundary, limit." Sports sense … [Read more...] about The Difference between Goals and Objectives