Corporate Training: Connecting the Dots

20May

Today, the corporate training market’s turn around globally is over $200 billion. The employee training system is going through a constant revolution. Thanks to the cloud-based and digital transformation technologies,  there has been a paradigm shift in the LMS.

Connecting the dots between the new age LMS and traditional employee training creates a significant learning experience, whilst boosting individual progress and milestones. By bridging the gap between formal and informal corporate training, employers can create a clear picture of the learning paths —  key learning skills that transcend into opportunities to accelerate toward personal learning goals.

They say change is the only constant and we are witness to how we have come a long way – right from the traditional classroom training to the present day online training platform.

An infographic depicting the evolution of corporate training

lms evolution

3 tips to help your employees obtain more from LMS

In this post, we’ll be sharing some crucial steps that will help your learners not only obtain more from their corporate training but also make them the most efficient members of your organizational team.

Organizing the Calendar

Most of the times, teams fail in sticking to the delivery time because they don’t plan and create a calendar. Being a content developer, I always ensure to create a monthly content calendar that helps me work as per the schedule and do not miss out any important tasks. With the help of Google Calendar, the managers can expand their painstaking processes including the training program. One of the major drawbacks in the traditional employee training has been the roadblocks for the system users to avail a full-time window for their sessions. With the advent of the digital workplace and bleeding edge learning management system, managers can now effortlessly organize their calendars, thus ensuring their team members access their training courses as per their convenient time and sticking to their work delivery as per the calendar. Corporate training can be a success when managers devote time and proper planning to course selection and content creation. A lot of time for the employees can also be saved by eliminating unnecessary questions and other irrelevant components. Organizational skills are key to developing the ideal training and development program.

Assigning Priority

Unlike schools, the priorities in the corporate world are murkier. Urgent deliverables come in at the spur of the moment. For instance, your client can demand a particular deliverable tomorrow, and this particular assignment your team has been working on and off for weeks could be due sometime in the following week. Such scenarios are among the top reasons why employees push down their training because of their hectic work schedule. Employers should assign what’s priority and opt for the creation of a new model for their organizations. The flexibility offered by the LMS service providers enables the employees to take up their eLearning classes as per their convenience, whilst focusing on the most important tasks.

In this way, you get your priority tasks while putting less to no stress on your employees. The best training programs are flexible enough in the formalization of the learning and development program.

Avoid Distractions

In order to ensure that your employees get the most of their training, it is imperative that they avoid distractions. Encourage your workforce not to use their mobile phones and close all other web tabs that divert their concentration. Also, you can make an entry in your Google calendar to understand the dates and time your employees are willing to take up the training so that you don’t land up assigning them additional work. Sadly, multi-tasking won’t help when it comes to learning. Here is a good article on how to avoid distractions.

Conclusion

The corporate training can be a success only when the dots are connected. Proper planning, time management, setting up priorities, distraction avoidance, etc. when put into practice can help your employees obtain the best out of their eLearning courses. I hope you have enjoyed my take on the application of these simple yet crucial steps in your employee training program. Please continue to join us here at the Sparkwork blog as we continue brainstorming methodologies to improve the learning experiences of your personnel.

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