Corporate Training — Why Everything is Going Digital
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Workplace flexibility is extremely valuable in today’s market. While taking corporate training online can seem daunting, it’s an essential step for engaging your team members.
You’ll also find incredible cost savings, efficiency, and time savings when you go digital. Digital corporate training can help you maximize the value of the face-to-face time you have with your team.
Let’s take a look at some of the proven benefits of digital corporate training and how your organization can get started today.
Why is Corporate Training Going Digital?
Digital Training Is Cost-Effective
Digital Training reduces overhead costs: The cost of flying everyone in for training, the cost of booking training locations, and often the time and money it costs team members to commute to work. Eliminating the need to travel to training frees up time for trainers and trainees to engage more with the content itself.
Pre-Covid, it was common practice for organizations to assemble trainees from all over the country — or the world — in one location for training. Typically, this incurred substantial travel and accommodation costs. Not only was this method of in-person training expensive and time-consuming, but it was also infrequent.
By transitioning to continuous, location-independent learning using Learn to Win, organizations like the US Air Force have seen better results and saved significant sums of money.
Digital training will also prove more cost-effective and far less disruptive for your team.
Respecting your team’s time and resources by making training digital can help build goodwill and increase retention.
Mobile-First Digital Training Accommodates Different Learning Paces and Styles
Not everyone learns at the same pace or in the same way. Asking team members to sit in a room and absorb a presentation is often an ineffective training strategy.
Passive learning — listening to a single instructor speak — is less effective than active learning. Digital training encourages active learning.
With digital learning, trainees can absorb new content at their own pace and on their own schedule. Then, your team can use live training time to engage in active and practical applications of the material.
There’s a rich body of evidence that training is more effective when your team is engaged and ready to learn.
Digital Training Improves Performance Across Industries
Groups as diverse as the United States military, professional athletic teams, and Fortune 500 companies use Learn to Win’s active learning platform to help their teams master the operational knowledge that drives performance.
Mobile-first digital training makes it easy for companies to deliver quick bites of information to trainees. Anyone can author a lesson easily and deploy it to their team almost instantaneously.
For example, a sales manager realizes that sales reps are inconsistently selling a new product — perhaps describing new features incorrectly or glossing over product improvements altogether. It’s clear that knowledge gaps are hurting performance, but it’s not practical to pull everyone out of the field for training.
Learn to Win makes it easy for that manager to build a 5-minute lesson that reps can complete on their own time and on their own devices. The sales manager can then confirm that everyone understands the new product using Learn to Win’s analytics.
When digital platforms present critical concepts in bite-size chunks of information, trainees are more likely to retain that information. The result is increased performance in the field.
It’s More Accessible
Digital training can be completed anytime, anywhere, even if trainees don’t have laptops or computer access. Fortunately, your team can complete online digital training on smartphones or tablets. Accessibility across devices means all students can complete lessons in the flow of work – on the device that’s with them at the time.
Just as students can access your company’s lessons from anywhere, they can also complete them during convenient moments for learning. Busy employees who have children, are caregivers, or have other responsibilities can select the time that works best for them to complete required activities.
By making digital learning accessible, you dramatically increase the number of potential on-the-job learning moments during the day. Having the freedom to choose how and when to complete work enables team members to feel like trusted, respected members of your organization.
How Digital Transformation Impacts Corporate Training
Signals Future-Oriented Thinking
Digital learning is the future of education. Investing in thoughtful online education conveys to your workforce that your company is ready to evolve to meet their needs.
Willingness to try new methods of employee education instills confidence. Employees appreciate flexibility and innovation. Training is often the first point of contact for new hires. Robust and engaging digital training will help get your employees excited about their role on your team.
Company culture plays a crucial role in employee satisfaction. Digital training signals that you respect your team’s time, efficiency, and engagement.
Customized, Optimized Content
Working with a digital platform like Learn to Win enables the best training content delivery for your team. Our Services Team guides you through every step of the process. No two customers are the same, so we will customize our services to meet your needs. After all, the most effective training content — the kind that actually matters for performance — is the content that is unique to your organization.
We can help you convert your content into engaging digital lessons and quizzes. Studies show that gamified learning can increase student motivation through harnessing competition.
A learning expert in your industry can also work with you to author lesson plans and other content.
You don’t have to be a tech wiz or a learning design expert to use Learn to Win – after all, our first power users were football coaches! We’ve built the platform so that it’s easy for anyone to create effective lessons.
Increases Employee Buy-In
Your team is more likely to invest their full attention in a learning platform that challenges them in real-time. Quiz-based learning applies the fun of online trivia to your unique content. It’s also proven to be one of the most powerful techniques for building mastery and long-term memory on your team. Interactive learning ensures your trainees retain the material that is crucial to their success in the job.
Online activities are a substantial part of everyday life. Mobile learning engages your employees the way they want to learn.
Finally, the interactive nature of digital training makes employee feedback a critical part of the training process. Soliciting input and fostering buy-in is essential to ensure the team’s success.
How To Prepare Your Organization for Digital Transformation
Decide How Your Team Will Use Digital Platforms
Digital training can fulfill unique needs for your company. Think creatively about when digital platforms might be helpful in conveying information to your team. Perhaps you need employees to learn how to use a new productivity or collaboration tool, but you don’t want to convene an in-person training session.
A concise, well-designed online lesson can teach your team how and when to use this new tool. A post-lesson quiz can test trainees’ retention and increase the likelihood that they will remember how to use the tool in the future.
Translating in-person training to digital training requires careful thought about Learning and Design (L&D). For example, what would have been an eight-hour session in person should not become an eight-hour webinar. Learn to Win helps you adjust lesson plans to fit the online platform.
Find a Trusted Partner
Getting started can be daunting for companies new to the digital space. It’s well worth investing in a tried and tested partner to help you establish a robust training plan for your company.
Learn to Win is proud to have the trust of clients as wide-ranging as the United States Air Force, Novartis, and the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Our platform is easy to customize to your team’s specific training needs.
First, we will work with you to establish learning goals for your training. A single contact will serve as your point person throughout your time with us to ensure continuous service.
Once we confirm learning objectives, we will determine the best content delivery method for your team. Subject-matter experts can help at this stage. Finally, your team will engage in active microlearning wherever and whenever it’s most convenient.
Request a Learn to Win Demo
Digital corporate training offers countless benefits to both employers and employees. Online training is effective across a wide array of industries. Learn to Win taps into cognitive science-backed research to deliver seriously impressive results.
Request a demo today to see how Learn to Win’s services can support your team’s training. A member of our team will meet with you to discuss how our services can boost your team’s learning and technology strategies.
As a team of dedicated learning professionals, we would love to talk with you about how our platform can complement your mission and values. We’re ready to help you use active micro-learning to get your team up to speed quickly and conveniently. \