It is now well recognized that employee engagement is crucial to the success of organizations in today’s enterprise world. High salaries and large bonuses are important, to be sure, but they are not enough. When it comes to encouraging engagement and innovation, employees are enthusiastic about workplaces that offer them opportunities to make a meaningful contribution and to develop professionally.
Small wonder, then, that these factors play an important part in modern workers’ preference of workplaces in today's world.
This is one of the main reasons why, in recent years, the vision of “the learning organization” has come into prominence. It also helps explain the huge leap in capability and popularity of automated solutions for guided learning. What does this mean? How can this vision help organizations face the challenges of the enterprise world?
From inspiring employee engagement to beating the forgetting curve, here are three benefits automated employee learning can offer your organization.
From the individual employee’s perspective, guided learning saves the time and effort involved in contacting and waiting to receive help from support or IT teams. From a managerial perspective, guided learning solutions enable day-to-day professional undertakings to continue with minimal interruption
Furthermore, in the current age of highly specific jobs and professions, recruiting quality employees is no small feat. Therefore, when someone is hired, it is in the best interest of both parties to ensure the swift conclusion of the new recruit’s onboarding process and the beginning of the return on the investment.
But that is not all: starting a new job in a corporation can be very stressful for the employee. Automated learning enables workers to acquire the skills and knowledge they need by themselves. This way, guided learning tools both empower employees and encourage self-reliance. This, in turn, increases efficiency, reduces pressure, and subsequently reduces expenses for the organization.
In the competitive corporate world, a proactive approach is required for any organization’s success. But employees today have different expectations when it comes to their careers. They tend to value a more independent atmosphere, which gives room for initiative and creativity. This means that organizations must adjust in order to benefit from employees’ innovative ideas.
Automating employee learning does not only develop employees’ skills; it also allows them to take the reins on their professional development by having access to learning materials wherever and whenever they want. Well-made guides provide employees with a sense of security that they are in good hands. To put it simply, in order for the organization to supply such advanced learning tools, it has to be committed to cultivating personal development and innovation, not only in theory but in practice.
By necessity, training programs include information about rare tasks, which employees will not often get to perform. Orientation days, for example, are common practice in large organizations. During such days, new employees receive an enormous amount of information in a relatively short time. Chances are, by the time employees will need to use this information they will have already forgotten it.
So what happens then?
There has to be a way to support the process and make all that information available in the long term. This is exactly where automated learning excels. It enables employees to learn (or relearn) by doing, to complete complex assignments, and simultaneously develop their skills.
However, availability is only part of the solution for real-time learning. The information provided needs to be tailored to the employee’s needs. Different employees may require very different guides according to their level, as well as the specific requirements of their role. Automating the employee training process, or at least certain parts of it, eliminates the need for organizations to manage different training programs simultaneously. Conversely, it helps organizations avoid resorting to compromises such as “one-size-fits-all” learning solutions.
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