L&D professionals also have to wear the cape of curators. Art curators have to set up displays that will delight and move viewers; L&D specialists have to make available modules that will help develop employee skills, engage and stimulate growth.
Like all things new, going digital is not entirely easy. For some it may not even seem very natural but since that is the way the cookie crumbles in today’s business world, only those who get on the digital boat and learn how to sail it will succeed. And any boat needs a captain.
No matter what industry you belong to, one of the biggest contributors to the success of any company is whether or not its employees are able to collaborate effectively. While remote working means that face-to-face communication is limited, there are still plenty of ways to encourage teamwork.
Companies that try remote working arrangements consistently report productivity boosts, measurable savings, happier employees and lower job turnover. Although there’s no guarantee you can automatically duplicate these benefits in your organization, telecommuting is certainly worth exploring.
Since corporate training is mainly focused on providing essential information and developing relevant skills, it needs to look into what it takes to overcome the (otherwise very natural) forgetting curve and work on delivering memorable modules.
If the LMS is still the central platform for all having to do with corporate formal learning, an LRS and xApi are basically the intertwined tools that can harness the potential of all informal learning people do while at work or in their spare time.
Learning Analytics are obviously the future. Not all companies may be prepared for it just yet and that’s why this particular approach is optimal. The crawl phase is easy to implement and will give an authentic feel of what these new technologies are and what they can do.
The modern workplace is constantly evolving. If you foster a culture of learning, you ensure that your organization evolves alongside it. Don’t get stuck on formal development or training program. Instead, start encouraging daily learning so your staff won’t be left behind.
Knowledge transfer is never an effortless process that happens spontaneously within an organization. There are many factors that work against it, but L&D professionals can create training materials that can support learners in overcoming all of these roadblocks.