Like any construction, an engaging workplace culture requires time, effort and resources. Not to mention constant upkeep and adjustments. The four pillars described above are, however, meant to provide a much needed stability and sustainability.
L&D professionals have had to adapt quite a lot in recent years. Everything from what to how and in what environment people learn has been subject to impressive transformation. Reward and recognition also needs to keep up and digital badges are the most sensible way to go.
Recent times have seen a radical shift of power from educational institutions to the learner due to emergent developments in free online learning, which provide the learner with a greater autonomy and a wide range of choice. But only learners who are able to assume a full and empowered learning stance will bring sustainable results and a positive ROI of L&D activity.
Human memory is very selective and highly emotional. Designing a course so that it has an impact requires generating some degree of introspection in the learner, facilitating experiences rather that presenting lectures and making sure that only the most relevant subjects and information make the cut.
Instructional designers especially feel the need to up their game and release training material that has the power to attract, engage and ultimately lead to information assimilation. Knowing a thing or two about neuroscience can help, since the attention span is not really the issue but rather how it is captured and held.
In the case of e-learning, users find it easier to go through if a lot of the material is either film or animation. Static screens with lots of text on them are something of the past. In the face of this increasing appetence for video, L&D professionals need to get up to speed and become competent in creating relevant content fast.
The market is now teaming with LMS solutions for every type of organization and a wide range of expectations and needs. However, buying an LMS is a decision to be made for a longer period of time so it is really important do pick the right one. So here are the main questions to ask before venturing into a LMS purchase.
Companies have to be agile in order to stay relevant and be successful. They can do so by upgrading on all levels – getting diverse leadership teams, gathering and processing the right data and preparing their whole ecosystem to consistently move precisely when that is required.
Organizations need their employees to be agile and strive to provide the appropriate tools and training programs for this to happen. Here are the three basic skills necessary to develop agility: listening, being empathetic and navigating uncertainty. Every employee has to train for that absolutely necessary superpower: agility.
Investing in technology for in-house training can have a wide range of benefits: reduced costs, saved time, convenient and personalised training to employees. Having the technological resources which make it easier for staff to share their knowledge and experience can help create the positive training and learning culture which is so important for business success.