Microlearning App Qstream Fuels Engagement in Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Qstream’s Expansion in Corporate Learning and Development is Showcased by New Partnership with Culture Coach
Burlington, MA, May 21, 2019 – Qstream, makers of enterprise-grade mobile microlearning software that reinforces training content and drives behavior change, today announced their expansion into corporate diversity and inclusion programs, highlighted by a new partnership with Culture Coach International, a consulting firm that helps companies solve workplace issues and embrace the skills offered by diverse and multicultural teams. Qstream’s mobile microlearning application was selected by Culture Coach as a continuous learning solution to enhance employee engagement in its diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and to develop lasting behaviours to help all employees reach their full potential.
“Studies show that diversity and inclusion programs are more than just a feel-good initiative for businesses. In fact, a Boston Consulting Group study found that companies with more diverse management teams have 19 percent higher revenue due to the innovation those teams drive,” said Qstream CEO Rich Lanchantin. “Qstream is the ideal microlearning solution for corporate culture and wellbeing programs as the software and content engages learners in a way that improves knowledge retention and changes behaviors over time with lasting and measurable impact on corporate goals. We’re delighted to partner with Culture Coach’s mission to support organizations that innovate by celebrating and leveraging workplace diversity.”
“Too often, diversity training programs lack a strategy for long-term behavior change, and without continuous reinforcement or measurability, the full desired impact of a culture change doesn’t come to fruition,” adds Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International CEO. “Inclusion in the workplace means leveraging employees’ differences to create high-performing, cohesive teams. Qstream’s unique challenge-based learning scenarios are science-backed, proven to drive lasting behavior change, and highlight areas of concern for targeted coaching and interventions. Qstream also integrates easily into the flow of work, which is key to keeping employees engaged in the diversity and inclusion program for lasting impact.”
As organizational changes evolve, so, too, must the way diversity training is approached. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is experiencing a fundamental shift; simply acknowledging and respecting employees’ differences has evolved to utilizing and leveraging their unique talents to reach business goals. Diversity practitioners have the opportunity to educate and help employees better understand and harness the differences that exist among them to drive business results.
Qstream’s mobile microlearning solution breaks up D&I content into job-related scenarios and delivers it in an engaging and effective way to drive behavior change through greater employee understanding and reinforcing standards of more inclusive company culture. Working with Culture Coach International, Qstream’s microlearning solution can reinforce a broad range of evolving D&I topics, including diversity terminology, race/gender/disability awareness, the impact of unconscious bias, communication within teams and across cultures, and working on diverse teams.
Developed at Harvard Medical School, Qstream is the only mobile microlearning platform scientifically proven to increase long term knowledge retention and change behaviors that improve job proficiency. Unlike traditional corporate training programs, the Qstream mobile microlearning app delivers scenario-based, precision learning (Qstreams) in just minutes a day, and within the daily flow of work. Knowledge-intensive industries including life sciences, healthcare, financial services, and technology use Qstream to improve recall of critical information and identify individual proficiency gaps so managers know who, what and when to coach. With hundreds of enterprise customers globally, including Mastercard, Pfizer, and Autodesk, Qstream is trusted to build teams that excel. To learn more, visit Qstream.com, and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Culture Coach International
Culture Coach International (CCI) is a strategy, consulting and training firm that specializes in helping organizations to utilize diversity as a strategic lever for growth and innovation. In today’s competitive global economy employees are a company’s most valuable asset and source of competitive advantage over other companies – the heart of this advantage lies with the unique diversity of thought, opinion and background that employees bring with them to their work. The work of CCI focuses on harnessing the power of diversity including the use of practical tools for employees and managers to gain the skills required to succeed in today’s multicultural workplace.
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