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The week after SAPPHIRE NOW is a good time to change your perspective, and the Top 5 blog posts on SAP Business Trends is a great place to start. Educators are changing the way workers learn; organizations are changing how they engage employees; workers are changing the tools they use to get the job done; and more.

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Executives expect tangible performance results as soon as employees complete a learning program.

No. 1: Everything About Corporate Learning Is Changing—Even Your Content

On-the-job learning has been around just about forever; yet corporate educators still ask themselves if they’re teaching the best content. Maria Teresa McGinn opens class on the future of corporate learning, including three ways it has already changed the office classroom.

No. 2: Generational Intelligence: Are You Ready for Josh?

Employee engagement drives company success — but what drives employee engagement? Cory Coley-Christakos looks beyond a worker’s sense of contribution, examining how generational intelligence (attitudes, expectations, work-life stages and more) influence how people perform on the job.

No. 3: BYOx: a Part of a Complete Multichannel Strategy

Your customers and business partners interact with your brand however they want, either in the physical or digital world. That’s why William Clark advocates a multichannel strategy that includes Bring Your Own Everything (BYOx), which can open up cloud technology, mobile devices and more.

No. 4: Next-Gen Business: Skullcandy Ups Its Game with Hybrid Cloud Technology

Business had been booming for audio and gaming accessory provider Skullcandy — until 2012, when the market turned down the volume on sales. Celia Brown calls out the company’s IT team and new CEO, who got sales rockin’ again with an agile hybrid cloud architecture.

No. 5: #SAPRadio What You Missed on HR & Sustainability: Bridging the Gap

Organizations talking the talk on sustainability must tread carefully when walking the walk. Mike Montalban describes why employees must believe in sustainability as more than a popular side project; it must become part of the organization’s DNA.

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