Modern Learners are overwhelmed, distracted and impatient. They are untethered, on-demand, collaborative and empowered.
What does this mean for your employees?
First and foremost, this means that your employees need shorter learnings that work within their busy schedule and focus on long-term recall for better outcomes and realization of profits.
Traditional Training was prominent in the Industrial age when all tasks were done mainly by machines with the support of Humans. As we progress further into the Information / Digital age, employees not only have less time to focus on their tasks, but their tasks have become more time-consuming and in depth. They are no longer required to simply push a button, they need to plan, design and program the documents for the work that is to be completed.
This next-level of work takes a lot of time, effort and a thorough understanding of the technologies, processes and skills that required to achieve the desired outcomes fast.
For this reason, companies have gone from traditional learning and LMS’s to LRS’s (Learning Retention System) that host quick-access documents for their employees to consume when they have the time. The point of this is to provide employees with continuous support to training documents, giving them the opportunity to discover the skills they need in order to be proficient at their jobs.
The trouble is:
- It’s difficult for employees to sort through the documents and data, in order to find what they need,
- Who has the time?
What’s the solution?
Short bursts of information focused on long-term information recall.
Finding a micro-learning program that focuses on providing your employees with the essential information that they need to be proficient at their jobs is essential. But more so, is the requirement that the program is guided by reminders, goals, and accomplishments, coupled with scheduled retention activities designed to strengthen information recall.
With only 5 minutes per week available for continuous learning, your employees need to be provided with the essential information that they need, up front, without them having to take time seeking out the knowledge.