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The Business Blog just turned 5!

November has some extra special meaning for the MATRIX team. Each November, we look back to the previous 12 months, and then all the way back to the very first post published on the Business Blog, to reflect upon our progress in the e-learning blogging sphere. We’ve come a long way in the last five years!

While face-to-face interaction has been to its minimum in the last months, the pace of the blog did not slow down. We blog about e-learning, and the online environment is our perfect host. We actually made a little progress in this list, settling in the first 3% of all e-learning blogs.

Now let’s have a look at the best performing Business Blog posts from the previous year:

Top 10 blog posts on MATRIX

Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of the best-performing blog posts on our blog this year are related to online training for remote employees. In the context of the global pandemic and the massive shift we all witnessed towards remote work, we focused a lot on these kinds of subjects, addressing various angles of learning technologies and their potential, as well as the human relationships that tie together any workplace, remote or not. Without further ado, here are the top 10 blog posts on MATRIX from the previous 12 months:

  1. Working from home – good for both companies and employees

    Working remotely has its advantages: fewer distractions, no more commutes, and you can save money, time, and the environment. All things considered, it’s a very healthy alternative to crowded offices and a great way to keep business continuity in times of disruptive events.

  2. How to avoid work from home burnout: A room of one’s own

    Workplace burnout is real, and it can affect people’s mental and physical health. With so many people suddenly working from home and juggling multiple responsibilities, they could be even more prone to burnout. So let’s explore a few ideas on how to avoid work from home burnout.

  3. Specific techniques for designing asynchronous training

    Using automation, combined with gamification, competencies, and mastery rules, you can design incredibly fun and engaging online training courses that learners can go through at their own pace, asynchronously.

  4. How to enable innovation and creativity in remote teams

    Remote team members don’t have access to the same inspiration as in-office employees. However, you can ensure that your staff always have the creative boost they need to accomplish amazing things. Taking advantage of the benefits that remote working has to offer doesn’t have to mean giving up on creativity.

  5. How to organize online training for your remote employees and skyrocket their skills!

    Remote workers can have difficulty learning procedures and core company values when transitioning away from a traditional 9-to-5 desk job. You can overcome these issues with a well-organized online training regime. Developing thorough and efficient training tools and procedures is one of the best ways to ensure your remote employees, and thus your company, thrive.

  6. How cognitive biases can influence your training strategy

    A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information and affects their decisions and judgments. Let’s explore some cognitive biases and how they can influence our training strategies!

  7. Helping Subject Matter Experts be more effective

    SMEs can become very valuable members of the L&D crew, both as advisors and instructors. Their vast personal experience will make their inputs relevant and engaging. However, maximum impact is predicated on the fact they are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for success.

  8. How becoming a learning organization will benefit your business

    As you implement a learning culture into your organization, you’ll quickly find that everything from innovation and interest to productivity and employee happiness can spike as you begin to collectively grow and adapt to the continually changing world.

  9. 4 Tips for holding live training sessions via Zoom

    Like all platforms, Zoom takes some getting used to and has features that are highly visible and features that need a little digging after. The following tips are meant to make live training using this platform a little easier and more efficient.

  10. How to design a great social learning experience for remote learners with an LMS

    Social interaction plays an important role in learning, and it’s one of the key factors that makes training successful. Interacting with others during training can motivate people to learn more, to achieve better results, and it helps greatly with making the activity an enjoyable experience.

And these were the top-performing ten posts on the Business Blog, from the fifth year of its existence.

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Happy anniversary, Business Blog!

There were no cupcakes in the office this year, as the MATRIX team celebrated this blog anniversary remotely, from the many home offices we have.

Happy anniversary, Business Blog! MATRIX LMS is proud of you. May there be many happy returns of this day!