Business benefits of digital learning –when to go online and why?
More and more companies are converting their trainings to digitalized form, and this is because digitalized trainings are cost-effective, make day-to-day time management more flexible and also generate reporting about the accomplishments.
Digitalized learning is a new concept to many of us and thus raises questions. What kind of trainings should one convert to digitalized form in order to create maximum levels of business benefits? Which are the trainings that should be made digital – and further more, where to start from?
Making repeated trainings more efficient
Onboarding is often the company’s first digitalized training, as it is important to execute it in a standardized way for all the new employees. Digitalized onboarding is a way to offer each and every employee a standard and equal introduction to the company’s processes. It also saves time of the management. And this means that both the time and the resources are available to other things. One can also save lots of time and resources in digitalizing other frequently repeated trainings and/or trainings that are targeted to a wider audience, such as:
- training related to products and services
- training related to new technologies and the ways of working
Verifying of know-how
Accomplishing a digitalized training leaves a trace, and the analytics produced can be used in reporting the participation and achievements of trainings. With these reports it’s easy to analyze the levels of participation and know-how performance within each domain, e.g.:
- information security training
- safety training
Implementing the strategy and the values
Digitalized learning enables cost-effective training even for a large group of participants. It’s affordable and easy to arrange trainings for the whole personnel via elearning-platform. The participants can be located in all parts of the World and can even be on different time zones and are still able to take part in the training.
- code of conduct training
Improving the quality of managerial work
Managing employees is demanding and requires versatile personal development. At the same time the schedules of the management are stuffed and the scheduling of the trainings is quite a handful. Digitalized trainings enable flexible scheduling, as constant development of one’s managerial skills without having to spend a whole day to the training becomes possible.
- management training
- communication skills training
Facilitating and strengthening the processes
It’s easy to work when the processes are well-thought and everybody has adopted functional ways of working. Continuous development of the processes and learning new skills are connected to each other – digitalized learning can be divided into small parts that are simple to accomplish – spending 15 minutes per week to digitalized learning easily compensates two whole-day class room trainings per year.
- sales training
- customer service training
Supporting the well-being and company culture
Knowledge and understanding concerning the factors that have an impact on the well-being of personnel help to improve day-to-day working and to develope one’s own ways of working. Digitalized training enables sharing the best practices and facilitates self-reflection.
- work-related well-being training
- time management training
Engaging and supporting the stakeholders
Training of one’s own network may well result in significant business benefits. E.g. training of the retailers increases the sales and trainings targeted to one’s customers improve the customers’ ability to use the products and in that way help increasing the customer satisfaction levels.
- training to retailers and partners.
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