Master of Science in Learning & Organizational Change
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The Knowledge Lens: New Perspectives on Learning & Organizational Change
MSLOC Launches Certificate Program in Leadership Coaching
7/16/14 by Marilyn Sherman

Maximizing the development of talent through one-on-one and group coaching is a strategy for many human capital leaders seeking ways to strengthen and grow their organizations. Singularly qualified to prepare professionals in the areas of learning and change, the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change Program is kicking off a new graduate certificate program in organizational and leadership coaching.

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MS Learning and Organizational Change People on the Move - July 2014
7/4/14 by MSLOC

MS Learning and Organizational Change students and alumni are change leaders who work in diverse organizational settings and roles. They advance in their careers by leveraging the strong MSLOC network, MSLOC career services and the leadership and strategic thinking skills developed during their time in the program.

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who are on the move:

  • Kim Bayma (MSLOC Student), Recruitment Product Consultant at LinkedIn
  • Shilpa Chaddha (MSLOC 2004), Senior Customer Success Manager at Salesforce.com
  • Jessica Catz (MSLOC 2013), CEO & Founder at Jessica Catz Coaching & Consulting
  • Catherine Suer (MSLOC Student), VP Accounting and Financial Reporting at 365 Data Centers
  • Sarah Moore (MSLOC Certificate Student), Manager at North Highland
Posted in: News & Events
Are Face-to-Face Teams More Creative than Virtual Teams?
7/2/14 by Akshata Narain, MSLOC 2014

One of the few big decisions made by Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, in September 2013 was to ban its employees from working from home. This decision was heavily criticized by many experts, referring to it as a step backwards for workplace flexibility. Mayer defended her decision by stressing that "people are more collaborative and innovative when they're together face to face” (Kleiman, 2013).

Traditionally teams met face to face. However with the advancements in technology and high demand for workplace flexibility, virtual teams became more prevalent. While virtual teams may be more cost-effective than face-to-face teams, there have been several discussions lately, like the one above, regarding the efficacy of virtual teams. Given this, most of the companies interested in building a global workplace will be interested in determining if virtual teams actually work. This study has been designed to evaluate if virtual teams are as creative as face to face teams and identify factors that increase and decrease creativity in virtual teams. The results of the study, based on an online quantitative survey, show that participants found face to face teams to be more creative than virtual teams.

Posted in: Learning & Development, Leadership
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