Training Trends that Business professionals Expect
- Full-venue event is one in which a company takes over an entire facility.
- There are many benefits to hosting a full-venue event.
- We have greater control over the layout of our space, which allows us greater freedom and creativity to convey our message.
- We don’t have to compete with other speakers or companies vying for our attendees’ time, and we can safely discuss sensitive information, as there are no other competitors that might be listening close by.
- Full-venue events are also particularly effective when we need to train a very large group – for example, a group of employees at several different offices.
- Full-venue events serve as part training conference, part corporate bonding retreat
- A full-venue event would allow us to bring all the employees together for one event, which can serve as part training conference, part corporate bonding retreat.
- More and more companies are shifting from an in-house workforce to a largely remote one, hence virtual training and online learning solutions have become an essential part of the corporate toolbox.
- Webinars (both live and pre-recorded) and web-based training programmes can ensure that every employee gets exactly the same training, regardless of where they are located.
- Virtual training can also work well when a group of trainees exceeds current available space. While it can be highly effective (and a lot of fun) to gather your employees in one venue for a training event, getting all team members in one physical location can be a logistical, cost-prohibitive hassle.
- With access to learning content from anywhere, employees can learn about new products or company policies from their own desks or even from home, enabling you to train everyone at once without having to host multiple events or coordinate travel schedules.
- When hands-on training is necessary, the industry will also likely see a large increase in the use of cloud-based virtual training labs.
- One of the greatest challenges in corporate training is to ensure that all learners receive an equally effective training experience.
- Every employee has his or her own learning style, and effectively communicating with everyone at once is not always easy. This is especially true in the digital space; when a trainer cannot always see their trainees, he or she cannot fully know if the training is effective.
Some companies are mitigating this challenge by implementing hybrid learning techniques into their training programmes.
“Unlike passive virtual training, hybrid learning better engages trainees by allowing them to use virtual methods to interact and engage with their instructors”.
These can take many forms – two-way video communication between remote attendees and classroom participants, interactive elements of presentations, or even just a simple chat function alongside a webinar screen.
Irrespective of the implementation mode, an engagement-focused approach overwhelmingly increases knowledge retention and understanding.
- Large events are a highly effective way to train big groups of people, but it is not a substitute for one-on-one training between employees and managers on a daily basis.
- For this reason, it is highly likely that many companies will begin adopting actionable coaching techniques in the coming decade.
- Actionable coaching is a more hands-on form of management, in which a manager uses technology and project management tools to monitor, assist and provide valuable, constructive feedback to employees.
- This allows the manager to form a closer relationship with employees by offering positive feedback when appropriate and providing assistance when needed.
- By taking this extra time and a more hands-on approach, companies who use actionable coaching can boost team morale and create a more effective and productive workforce.
- The average employee can only allot 1% of his or her daily schedule to training. That’s only 24 minutes each day!
- As technology makes people’s lives faster and more productive, it appears that there simply isn’t time for effective corporate training – that is, unless a company embraces microlearning.
- Microlearning is a system that offers employees small bits of information (usually two to three minutes’ long) that can be immediately incorporated into one’s work habits.
“Through microlearning, employees continuously improve in their work without sacrificing too much of their time each day”.
This can be as simple as a handout placed on an employee’s desk or a short video explaining how to use a new app.
Through microlearning, your employees can continuously improve in their work without sacrificing too much of their time each day.
- Whether a company opts for an independent online learning programme, hybrid learning, or a little of each, there is one tool they will always need: effective video-meeting technology.
- As the corporate world becomes more spread out, digital meetings are a highly effective way to bring everyone together quickly and more personally.
- This is true for both brainstorming meetings and training sessions for one simple reason – when your team members can connect with one another, they are more likely to connect with the material they are learning.