7 Traditional Training Challenges LMS Corporate Training Can Help You Overcome

7 Traditional Training Challenges LMS Corporate Training Can Help You Overcome
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Summary: Tradition does have its place in today’s world, even in the modern workspace. It does present some problems though, so what are they, and how do we get past them? In this article, I share 7 convincing reasons why you should opt for a corporate LMS over traditional training.

How To Tackle Traditional Training Challenges With LMS Corporate Training

We used to say that ‘old is gold.’ However, corporate antiquity is a major issue if you want to give your employees the best online training without going over budget. Old-school training methods aren’t necessarily obsolete, but they can certainly be improved upon. There’s no longer a need to hire an on-site instructor and pay for their travel expenses. Nor to pay for printed materials. LMS-based eLearning is a great way to keep your employees well-informed in a fraction of the time. Here are just some of the traditional training challenges that LMS corporate training can help you overcome.

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1. Training A Remote Workforce

Whether it’s a franchise, a truck fleet or distant contractors like telecommuters, outsourced call centers, etc., external workers need TLC too. But it can be hard to maintain a uniform culture when such a big proportion of your staff isn’t present. LMS corporate training helps by allowing you to customize training. You have an overall curriculum everyone should learn, but you can adjust it to their specific needs. Field staff can have their content zipped into offline packets. Or they could get tablets pre-loaded with content. Workers abroad could access translations.

2. Imparting Real-World Experience

A lot of training units fall flat because they’re too theoretical. It’s nice to know your founder started the company in their kitchen cupboard. But it’s not helpful when all you want to know is how to convince someone they need a new cooker. Teach them how to use that kitchen cupboard anecdote as a conversation starter at a party. Ask about the prospect’s kitchen, their current cooker and the pain points your product can solve. This type of tailored training is only possible with in-house content creation, which is easier via LMS corporate training. You can build self-confidence and prepare them for on-the-job challenges through simulations, scenarios, and games.

3. Too Little Time For Training

Many people get stuck in stagnant jobs because there’s no time to improve. Their workdays are tightly packed with no breathing room and their lives at home are busy too. They may be trapped between menial office tasks and endless loads of dishes or diapers. By the end of all that, they’re too mentally drained to focus on anything academic. Offer them micro-modules they can squeeze into their day. Instead of forcing them to attend a weekend workshop that requires them to reschedule all their personal obligations. A stimulating infographic they can study as they wait in line. An audio clip they can listen to as they stack the spin drier or run errands. A training ‘videogame’ they can play as they wait for their kids. These can all be deployed with LMS corporate training.

4. Different Modes Of Learning

There’s a cliché that C students start businesses which hire A-students, while B-students work in the public sector. The dig is aimed at learners who did(not) do well with conventional education. They may have spent most of their school lives thinking they were ‘stupid.’ In reality, they just aren’t built for conventional learning. With LMS corporate training, you can take a single lesson and convert it into eBooks, audio clips, videogame simulations or visual formats. This way, corporate learners can pick the learning path that best fits their preference and goals.

5. Bored, Disinterested Employees

Related to the point above, long theoretical manuals and dry, endless lectures can put anyone off. Especially if they already feel exhausted from the trials of being human. Traffic, fussy children, demanding bosses, trying relationships. Use your corporate LMS to build an engaging course which requires interactive learning and active participation. It’ll give them something to look forward to and their lessons will sink in deeper.

6. Mixed Age Workforce

The current corporate space has baby boomers who can’t afford to retire. And Millennials plowing through student loans. LMS gives you access to personnel files and individual histories as well as training tools. And because each corporate learner has individual log-ins and personalized pacing, you can literally design everyone their own course. It may take a little extra time and effort. But reaching everyone at their level is good for moral and great for overall profit.

7. Checking Whether They Have Actually Learned Anything

In school, we dozed in class. During meetings we doodle. Whilst in seminars we take selfies. It can be hard for instructors to see if they’re making an impact at all. Corporate LMS can develop assessment modules or use analytics to review completion rates. It can also provide real-time feedback options and JIT resources. Even heat maps can help in validating knowledge transfer. Anonymous surveys and course audits can test attitudes, interest, and satisfaction. You can use all this data to personalize the experience and identify areas for improvement. Unlike traditional training, wherein metrics are harder to come by.

Conventional corporate training comes with its own set of challenges. Your out-of-office workers may miss training opportunities. Context can be hard to impart, and staff may be too busy for scheduled sessions. Not everyone learns the same way. Many bored and uninterested employees will drop out or fail due to lack of motivation. It can be tricky finding a course that communicates with workers ranging from their teens until their sixties. And how can you be sure they’re learning anything at all? Mobile platforms and micro-modules can solve time and distance problems. Mixed media modules conquer content barriers like age, language, learning styles, etc. Interactive simulations hold corporate learners’ attention and self-assessment plus analytics are useful for measuring retention and ROI.

Getting new hires into the flow of your work-place is an essential corporate undertaking. How can you be sure you get it right? Download our eBook Making The Case For Corporate Training Software: How To Choose And Implement A New Corporate LMS For A Healthier Bottom Line and discover all you need to know so you can choose and implement a new corporate LMS.

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