How Mobile is Changing Employee Training
A dedicated and well-trained workforce is crucial for every organization’s success. It is the productivity and performance of employees that sums up revenue and profitability for businesses. Proper employee training has a great impact on an organization’s bottom line. Despite the importance of proper training, a number of organizations fail to include it as one of their key strategies.
This negligence is often attributed to a lack of training personnel, time constraints, lack of proper resources and educational materials, and so on. In today’s dynamic business environment, there are plenty of resources available. Advances in technology have made it easier to build a well-trained workforce.
Technology-based training such as e-Learning and mobile learning can help you deal with the challenges mentioned above, and at the same time boosts productivity. According to a report by IBM, companies can improve their productivity up to 50 percent by leveraging e-Learning tools and strategies. The increase of mobile devices has further improved the scope for technology-based training.
Why Mobile-Based Training?
The ability to access content on demand is changing the need for large venue meeting spaces for training sessions. Livecasting and on-demand content for smarter training and better communication allows employees and management to attend live meetings via video conferencing from anywhere. It is no longer necessary to spend time scheduling and organizing large-scale training sessions which can be time consuming, and inefficient. Mobile-based training is a movement that is giving new levels of accessibility to employees.
Video is largely used in the corporate sector for training and communication. Around 59 percent of leading organizations are using video content (both live and recorded) to train their employees. Livecasting is a great option for training employees and/or holding meetings without requiring your employees to leave their desks. Recorded videos are another popular choice used for employee training. They allow you to catalog required information as per your employees’ needs. Employees can access videos at their convenience, anytime and anywhere. Unlike traditional training, e-Learning or mobile training is faster and more accessible. Making training available on demand gives employees a chance to revisit training materials if they have questions or need to refresh their skills. Technology-based training is more dynamic and offers the flexibility that allows organizations to provide relevant content on-demand on the device preferred by their employees, including smartphones and tablets.
Mobile Learning is the Future of Employee Training
Mobile learning provides more focused and user-friendly delivery models that motivate people to learn. When combined with proper supporting training material, it creates a continuous learning environment for employees. Offering on-demand content will keep employees engaged, as they are able to find the right information at the just the right time. Mobile training is not eliminating the need for presentation and high tech spaces, but it is making the process of training employees a more convenient, efficient and on-demand experience.
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