"Sisu Will Get You Even Through Granite"

For many years, I've been fascinated by the concept of sisu, which is a Finnish concept describing stoic determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience and hardiness. Even more interesting, there is no English equivalent. Recently, I found an article on BBC Worklife in which the Finnish author says her mother-in-law told her, "Sisu will get you even through granite." The author then explains that the concept of sisu encompasses "... extreme perseverance and dignity in the face of adversity." Dignity in the face of adversity. In my estimation, COVID-19 presents us all with an opportunity to face adversity with dignity -- to find our sisu. At Savvy, we've been thinking a lot abo

3 Reasons Why Security Awareness Training is Even More Critical Now That You Have a Remote Workforce

In the history of IT and cyberthreats, there has never been a more critical time for law firms to employ security awareness training than now. With attorneys, legal assistants, paralegals and everyone else working from home, the opportunity for cyberattacks to succeed are greatly improved. It may appear that, because you have the same security measures in place, you should be equally protected, but there’s one major factor that tips the scales in the favor of the cybercriminal – your users working from home. While the shift to have employees work remotely largely focuses on empowering employees to remain productive, despite being away from the office, law firms also need to shore up their se

Know Your Audience: The Learners

With all this time at home during quarantine, I have SO. MUCH. TIME. On my hands to learn and read and eat bon-bons in bed! (Joke: I’m homeschooling my 10-year-old and monitoring my two teenagers for meltdowns and outbursts.) However, I did recently have a chance to read an outstanding article from eLearning titled, “Triple-Bottom Line of Learning: And Why Learners Care” by Lonna Jobson. In a nutshell, the article asks if you are truly considering your learners’ experiences and personal investments in the learning expectations at your firm. “How much time, energy and resources are they investing? What tradeoffs are they making in order to learn? What are their concerns? And could the process

Your LMS During Covid-19: How are you using it to support work-from-home productivity?

SHARE YOUR INSIGHTS AND GREAT IDEAS! We’re working on an article about how cloud-based learning management systems (LMSs) have become mission-critical for firms whose employees are working remotely. Whether as a one-stop-shop for how-to videos or as firm-wide communications or as… well, you tell us! How have you gotten creative with your LMS to support work-from-home productivity? Email me at: Doug@SavvyTraining.com (If you want to remain anonymous, that's completely fine. We're just hoping to learn as much as we can about how this crisis is impacting LMS use and also firm productivity.) Thanks in advance!

10 Tips to Quickly Adapt to Online Training Using SavvyAcademy LMS

10 Great Remote Training Ideas from our Partner: LearnUpon A huge, worldwide shift has happened. Unexpected and unprecedented, businesses and their people have had to react and adapt fast to not only working remotely but also having to train remotely. At Savvy, we've experienced this too. We are now working 100% remotely, but we still have customers to educate and new law firm training content to share! To solve this, we’re leaning on our own SavvyAcademy LMS more than ever, and we’d like to help you to do the same. (Yes, we fish in our own pond, using our LMS for internal needs, too!) We’ve collated a list of LMS features and functionality that we think will help your law firm smoothly and

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