With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect the world, organisations need to look at the shift that has to happen in the training and development space in order to cope with the ‘new normal’.
Training in a social-distancing workplace
Social distancing has become the norm worldwide, affecting how organisations function on a day-to-day basis. In order to meet the health and safety guidelines recommended to cope with COVID-19 and its prevention in the workplace, organisations have had to implement staggered work shifts, downsized operations, and working remotely. These measures have affected how employees receive their training, at a time where training on the new regulations is crucial.
Embracing the new technology
In a post COVID-19 workplace, embracing online training technologies is imperative. 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.
Questions organisations need to ask themselves to determine if they are ready to prepare their workforce post COVID-19 are:
- Is your organisation prepared and able to train employees without access to a classroom?
- Do you have access to a Learning Management System (LMS)?
- Are you able to assess your employees to determine their workplace readiness?
- Is your content engaging, direct, and to the point?
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
Partnering with an experienced online training provider, like FUEL, can ensure a smooth transition to online training. Making the transition to online training is imperative to ensuring organisational growth, success, and longevity in the ‘new normal’ in the post COVID-19 landscape.