The unprecedented global health crisis that has been brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic, has led to many countries around the world implementing a work from home arrangement with their employees. Despite the lack of a physical office, many organisations have continued to prosper with the help of remote learning. Remote learning ensures that your staff stay connected and up to date with the latest training in your organisation, without the risk of contamination via infected surfaces, or colleagues, at onsite training classes. Maintaining your training is critical to business success, especially during times of economic uncertainty.
Training and development is one of the most important departments in any business and their number one secret weapon is an effective LMS (Learning Management System). Well-trained employees display better performance which leads to better profits.
With work from home teams, it is important that businesses have strong training in place to keep everything running smoothly. So, how do you ensure your remote learning team is powerful and successful?
Benefits for online training
Remote learning has multiple benefits for a business – no travel, no employees out of the ‘office’, realistic training scenarios, and no tight schedule. This means that your training is:
- Easily accessible
- Time saving
- Not disruptive to workflow
As with any training and development one of the main goals is to increase productivity. After all, increased productivity means increased profit. An effective remote learning solution will deliver more output per unit than an input. Taking that into account, how do you ensure you have a successful training development team?
Re-evaluate your training and development teams’ goals
Does your training and development team have clearly defined goals and priorities? If they don’t, you could end up in a situation where the blind are leading the blind. Think about what the team is working on. Evaluate priorities and determine if something is missing from your goal. Ensure your team is aware of the goals and priorities that will lead to successfully achieving their goals, and make sure this is implemented on your LMS.
Project management is key
To ensure your training and development team stays on track to achieving the businesses’ goals, invest in a project management tool. Some of the problems that often get in the way of effective prioritizing, like poor communication, tracking progress, workload, and interruption to the workflow, can be solved with the use of a good project management tool. This is especially important when your team is in a work from home setting, and not in an office environment where they can easily pick up what is happening around them.
Periodic progress assessments
One of the secrets to successful remote learning is regular progress tracking to ensure training is on track and goals are being achieved. Without progress tracking your team is working in the dark without understanding what is or isn’t working. Checking progress and compliance reports via your LMS at least once a month will keep your team on track to achieving their goals.
No doubt following these simple steps will ensure your learning and development team enjoys the success of seeing positive progress amongst employees.