With an increasing number of countries succumbing to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with South Africa being on lockdown, now is the time to make the most of online training.
Online training 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 teams working remotely, it is important that businesses have strong training in place to keep everything running smoothly. So, how do you ensure your online training team is powerful and successful?
Benefits for online training
Online training 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 online training solution will deliver more output per unit than an input. Taking that into account, how do you ensue you have a successful training a 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 that 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.
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.
Periodic progress assessments
One of the secrets to successful online training is regular progress tracking to ensure training is on track and goal stare 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 at least once a month will keep your team on track to achieving their goals.
No doubt following these three simple steps will ensure your training and development team enjoys the success of seeing positive progress amongst employees.