5 ways to create a learning culture
Organisations place a large focus on programs, training initiatives, and conferences so that employees can continue to develop themselves – and the company. So why is it that many employees don’t enjoy professional development, nor do they feel they get much out of it?
There is constant learning happening in the workplace but motivating your employees in the learning process is vital to their engagement. You may have tried many ways to manage this only to find there are still complaints.
Rapl will help revitalise your employees and motivate them to embrace continuous learning. With a wealth of features and analytics, you can track your teams progress – everything is measurable whilst also being user-friendly. With the help of our team, you can tailor your workplace-learning to the specific needs of your employees. Engage employees with interactive e-learning to understand the gaps in their knowledge and interact directly with your employees so that they can feel revitalized and listened to.
Lack of enthusiasm and negativity about the learning process is only one factor that contributes to poor engagement in a working environment. Employees may feel anxious about participating in these sessions in front of colleagues just in case they show their own gaps in knowledge of the business or their roles. This self-doubt can be crippling and distracts from any possible enjoyment of the learning itself.
So what do your Employees need themselves? Understanding the needs of the company are vital for continued growth so that management can pinpoint areas that need to be worked on. But what of the employees? They want to do their job well but there may be gaps in working processes or parts of their roles they just don’t understand. They’ll feel engaged if they also receive learning in how to be better in their role and see there is also development leading to increased career opportunities.
People forget nearly 90% of what they have learnt within just 7 days, unless the concepts are reinforced. That’s why employees swamped with documents, presentations, and classroom sessions are not likely to learn much.
However, time constraints make it difficult to reinforce vast concepts.
What can you do instead? Arm your employees with one concept at a time. Studies show the human attention span is only 8.25 seconds, so keep your training concise.
RapL is your software for that.
On the Rapl app, you can conduct polls for employees and ask them their opinion on key decisions and what they want to learn as well as analysing knowledge gaps. Employees take the quizzes and can see the rationale for their answers and that means you can better train your staff.
Simply knowing that training will not be take up a huge portion of the day is great motivation to get started. There are no broken links, just a simple process that is easy to use. Ease of use is an area that makes the learning more efficient and smooth which means that your workforce is able to learn better. Using mobile learning and features will make the learning experience interactive – and even competitive with gamification and quizzes. Taking the training whenever the employee chooses adds a flexibility that organised training events lack which means employees can access it whenever they want. The power is in their hands.
Smaller bite-sized chunks improve learning retention which will benefit your organisation and help your employees get more out of the process. Microlearning is considered the best way to go. We’re all busy. Retaining the information in one day alone can be difficult and that doesn’t factor in our personal lives. By the end of the week, it’s often simply too much for our brains to handle. Ensuring the key points and outcomes of learning is important so that Employees can continue to utilise and hone their skills.
Rapl uses microlearning strategies to enhance the learning experience and get results. On taking quizzes, set by you and for your employees, employees can state how certain they feel about an answer and what’s more, they’re given a full rationale explaining why they went wrong and a full explanation. This means that the employee can learn better and quicker. The next time an employee takes the quiz, they’ll be tested on it, further consolidating the learning.
Allowing employees time to learn when and how they would like is a positive step to better completion rates. Online and also on mobile, are now essential ways to enable learning in your organisation.
More autonomy means more completion rates and a better willingness for employees to revisit their learning. Rapl’s gamification and leaderboards will increase engagement in learning and ultimately lead to a more mature learning culture in your organization.
By Dave Trendall
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