Rise Of Remote Working And How A Startup Used A Learning Management System To Train The Employees

Rise Of Remote Working And How A Startup Used A Learning Management System To Train The Employees
Summary: Amid different practices followed by companies to ensure a healthy work culture, work from home is one that’s gaining fast attention. Embedding trust and flexibility in the process, organizations have started to include remote working in their work cycle. But what about other areas of working such as training the employees? How can a Learning Management System (LMS) help in the learning and developing the skills of the scattered segment of remote workers? This article focuses on how a startup relied over a Learning Management System to meet the training and knowledge transfer requirements.

The Rise Of Remote Working: The Big Picture

What defines an organization? The people who make it, the employees who shape it, and one other element; the culture breathed into it. The work culture holds great prominence in an organization. It reflects in the working habits and the moral conduct of the employees. Instituting a culture not only benefits the employees, but it also openly declares the trust and enhances the rapport the organization shares with its workforce. Think Google, and apart from the apparent reference to “search engine”, “tech-giant”, and even the recent “alphabet”,  people often recollect “food”, “freedom” and “an amazing workspace”. The latter three elements show how powerful the work culture of an organization can be.

Rise Of The Trend 

The work culture of organizations has been exposed to radical changes. There has been a shift in paradigm as groups have begun paying attention to the workforce and the impact they create in the environment. One such outcome of is the rising popularity of “Work From Home (WFH)” or, also dubbed, remote working. Bygone are the days when the employers want their workforce to be physically present in the environment. Companies are taking note that their employees are productive when they stay in their comfort zone. A recent Stanford study is suggestive of the fact that the Work From Home trend has cultivated a 13% increase in performance. Managers out there who are dubious about incorporating this practice, you’ve got serious rethinking to do.

Why Remote Working Works? 

First, it is 2015. Access to computers and internet could never have gotten simpler. That is the base for remote working. When the level of comfort in the working condition ascends, the productivity increases; which roughly maps to more work getting done, deadlines met ahead of time, and a euphoric boss. Working from home also prevents employees from experiencing a painstaking commute to the office. It is estimated that workers spend around 5% of their net take-home income in commuting to work. The work from home concept cuts back on such laborious commutes, fuel, and gives the employee more time to work and maintain a healthier work-life balance.

The Perks, The Impact And The Joy Of Working From Home 

Remote working benefits the employees in many ways than one, but what does it hold for the recruiters or the employees? How does work from home help the company that wants to take a gamble and enforce the concept into its working practices? Employers do not have to worry about geographical constraints in their search for the right candidate. For once, all you need to do is focus on the skills and conduct of the candidate. The next thing is you cutting back on energy and transportation. Imagine the days when the all the lights stayed on for just one employee or the time when you had to allocate a massive budget to transport the workforce that’s scattered all over the city.

Alright, But Isn’t There A Catch? 

So you have introduced remote working to a huge workforce, but if you’ve got to get them trained what would you do? Flying in trainers or individual training classes might seem expensive and complicated. When you’ve been progressive with the working practices followed in the organization, why not train your workforce the same way? Why hesitate when you’ve got technology on your side? Employee training takes on a modern twist all thanks to the Learning Management Systems (LMSs) available today.

It’s not that difficult to imagine. Organizations have begun utilizing this new rising trend to help train the workforce and keep them on par with the trends and developments in the industry. If you thought that this practice is very new, you’re probably missing out on the fact that online corporate training is expected to grow by 13%. That’s just not all; in the year 2014, 74% of the companies used Learning Management Systems and virtual classroom/ webcasting/ video broadcasting (source).

Hear It Out From Full Creative! 

It’s hard to make a point with just statistics and figures. So, let’s head down to Full Creative and hear what the workforce had to say about blending a Learning Management System and training used to train a scattered and remote working workforce.

Trina is a client experience trainer who mentors the specialists on a regular basis. She uses the Learning Management System at FULL to extend training:

“It helps us share not only our culture, but also teach our new associates in a way that has never been done before”. #knowledgeispower

Another training specialist, Lucy Zarazua, uses the Learning Management System to conduct training for the fresh batch of trainees:

“Not in my wildest dreams did I think training freshers can be done without following the traditional route. The Learning Management System used at Full helps me cover all of the necessary aspects of the job, keeping everything in order. It does not allow my trainees to jump ahead and confuse themselves. As a result, they get their training completed at their pace, and they get it done right.”

Change meets friction every time it is incorporated to a system. The best thing about working is that, as employees, bosses, managers, specialists, and other possible roles we may assume, learning is not an essentiality; it becomes more of a necessity and a means to survive. The world is exposed to changes, new trends replace the obsolete ones, records are broken, and feats are achieved almost every day. If your organization still relies on outdated training practices, it’s about time that you embraced the change. The future of education is here for the conventions to be redefined. During this wonderful surge of power, innovation, intellect, and accessibility, where are you?