Proactive leaders understand that there are many ways to gain a tactical advantage over your competitor, especially by making investments in technology. When targeting consumers and clients, there are smart phones that handle email, scheduling meetings, and so forth to keep you connected with your client base while staying on the go. It allows the transmittal of documents with a push of a few buttons and gets answers to clients quicker and more effectively. So, why not make this investment in-house too?
These enormous advances in technology have, and will continue to, change the way we live, work, and connect. Smart houses, smart phones, the use of cloud based platforms are everyday necessities and the world around us is being driven by them. With this unprecedented reliance on technology, it only makes sense to introduce it into the way we train and onboard the people that work with and for us.
What used to be greeted with a loud sigh, is welcomed...well transformed into a less dull experience! Too often week-long training sessions are seen as an unnecessary waste of a work week filled with handouts and long speeches leaving your trainee bored and uninspired. A problem to bring back to the workplace if the training was ineffective.
It is so critical to ensure that training within an organization is effective and enhances the trainee both personally and professionally. Luckily technology is also changing this aspect of the business too! The introduction of tools such as virtual training and access to online webinars are just a few ways to make the process easy for new people to learn your systems and processes. It allows them to better connect and collaborate on a whole new level while empowering them, too.
Know your team and provide them with the best tools!
Training Visual Learners. Visual learners tend to learn better when they are given image-rich stimuli, written documents and textbooks. Providing powerpoint documents, image galleries and videos will enhance their training.
Training Auditory Learners. Auditory learners tend to learn better when given spoken directions. So introduce recorded lectures, audio and sound files or virtual group settings.
Training Kinesthetic Learners. Kinesthetic learners do best with hands-on instructions. Provide them with interactive online environments, interactive documents, animations or polls.
If you’re interested in stepping up your training game, which you should be, take a look at a couple of these tools:
- Grovo: Cloud-based platform that can be personalized, is painless and performance-driven. Their teaching method is based on the idea of microlearning.
- ProProfs: The ability to create online courses and training. Trainees can access the info anytime and anywhere and provides tracking and reporting back to you.
Don’t be afraid of change, embrace it and let’s create this fun and empowering environment for your team by giving them the tools to be truly successful. Your clients will feel it and so will you!