Training programs to educate employees on new standards, best practices, and to create or support a positive corporate culture are expensive. What if you could eliminate paying employees to sit in a classroom? What if your employees could use microlearning and simply incorporate the lessons into a few minutes a day throughout the work week? Productivity doesn’t stop, and improved performance goes into effect immediately!
Microlearning has become the go-to way to learn new techniques, brush up on old skills, and stay interested for millions of people around the world. You’ve probably done it, too! The 4-minute video on how to get scratches out of antique furniture, that 10-minute class on Japanese etiquette you watched so you could greet your potential customers with respect, or even the podcasts you listen to on weight loss, investing, or parenting, all of these are great examples of microlearning.
Your company can put microlessons to work to meet quality assurance goals, improve productivity, boost morale, bring new employees up to speed, and to help ensure that everyone follows best practices or gains the necessary skills for new opportunities. The most useful format is the short video. Why consider adding microlearning to your corporate training?
4 Reasons to Add Microlearning for Productivity and Corporate Culture
- Ease of creation. It’s easy to produce great content with a camera and tripod, and your HR, Training, and QA teams will be full of ideas for microlessons! Your experts are onsite, and often eager to share the right way to learn anything from a single technical skill to how to handle a sexual harassment complaint.
- Ease of use. Your employees probably already have access to computers, workstations, and smartphones, they know how to watch content, and the format allows them to watch more than once if needed. There’s no training needed on how to use microlearning, and it doesn’t require large blocks of time.
- Adds value to existing training. Companies are learning that a picture is worth a thousand words, but a video can be worth 10,000. A safety lecture can be lost in a sea of other information, a trainer’s anecdote can seem irrelevant, but a video of a careless moment on the shop floor can capture attention, and seem more relevant to the viewer. Microlearning is a great way to enhance your current training units.
- Compact. The lessons are designed to be 5 minutes or under and address one objective. Microlearning can be accomplished in under 5 minutes a day, and the information can build toward larger skillsets. Use the small segments as:
- an on-demand encyclopedia of company knowledge
- as regular “upgrades” to skillsets
- to vary the pace of traditional training classes
- or even as corrective measures to improve compliance and adherence.
No need to schedule hours each day away from productive work, microlearning can become part of the work!
Want to learn more about how microlearning can improve retention, boost productivity, and raise compliance? Contact Step Up Recruiting today!