“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every business aims to grow in terms of wider reach and higher profitability. Growing business means growing number of employees as well. What leads to better performance of businesses that leads to their growth? The answer is training – of leaders and company employees. The importance of leaders in fostering employee engagement and leading to business growth has already been talked about in the Qustn cafe. Investment in leadership training is key to ensuring positive business results as these are the people who have the most impact on the psyche of employees and the way they view their work and their connection to the organization. Only when leaders know how to do their jobs well, will they be able to inspire those around them and let their values and beliefs trickle down. This is where the importance of training comes into the picture.
As per Global Leadership Forecast 2011, organizations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely to outperform their competition in key bottom-line metrics such as financial performance, quality of products and services, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.
Investing in leadership training is definitely important. Along with this, there are so many new products, processes and need for skills that keep coming up in this era of global excellence. Hence, it is important to keep all your employees updated about latest trends as well. With a distributed workforce, delivering consistent training to your employees could be a huge challenge in itself. Traditional classroom methods definitely do not work in such a case as they are not only huge in terms of costs, but also because they cannot be standardized. Organizations need to fetch out for a method which helps them create and distribute training modules that can be successfully applied to the scale of the organization.
Mobile training and engagement
With the widespread availability of portable devices, technology is at last providing relevant and engaging new ways to support learners. Over the past few years, powerful software for managing complex databases have been combined with digital frameworks for managing curriculum, training materials, and evaluation tools. Mobile training and engagement allows you to create, track, manage and distribute learning materials of any kind. Nearly a ten billion-dollar industry, mobile training and engagement products and software allow any organization to develop e- coursework and deliver it with unprecedented reach and flexibility.
Why should you choose a mobile based training and engagement for your organization?
Let’s get practical for a while and think about why you might want to enable your own organization with mobile LMS:
Imagine a world where your employees have immediate access to all the company training courses that have been created, access to short chunks of training to remind them of what they have learnt and might be in danger of forgetting, or just-in-time training and reference materials for those difficult and very specific tasks that normal training can never cover. Add to this job aids and procedures to help them perform the task at hand, news updates and a library full of other multimedia digital resources.
Now imagine that everything is filtered as per relevance to individual employees based on their job role and is then delivered to their preferred device, be it a tablet, pc or a smartphone. On these very same mobile devices, your employees can search for content they wish to know about, consume it and have their learning experiences automatically tracked.
Now imagine all that being managed and updated from a single central platform hassle free!
If you can imagine all that, you can start to see why so many organizations see mobile learning and engagement as the best way to train their employees.
Mobile training and engagement is scalable
If you are a big organization with thousands of employees spread across different geographies, then you definitely require a mobile LMS to cater to the need of training your employees. It is very expensive and time consuming to create training modules and implement them the traditional way on such a huge scale. If you are a small or a medium sized organization, mobile LMS will help you in your growth story. As you keep scaling up your business, the LMS will compliment the increase in number of people to be trained. You don’t need to invest anything extra in creating more training programs.
Whatever is the scale of your organization, mobile LMS offers you the ability to create fully integrated training modules. You can easily increase or decrease the scale of your training program based on whether you want to increase or decrease the scale of your organization.
Mobile training and engagement allows flexibility
A mobile based LMS will enable you to easily create training modules that are uniform across all your branches as well as make modules that are relevant to specific level or job post. This flexibility is a boon.
Another benefit is the time flexibility that mobile training and engagement offers. At any point of time, if you wish to deliver any kind of training to your employees, you can immediately roll it out without wasting time. This fast distribution allows your employees to be updated quickly and efficiently. The better updated they are, the better they can work for the achievement of your business strategy.
What to expect from a shift to mobile training and engagement?
Users demand good quality and relevant content, attractive user interfaces and ease of use. Organizations demand a comprehensive mobile publishing platform with ease of operation, tailored content, instant feedback, and most importantly, the assurance that the money and effort that they are putting into their training modules is actually improving staff performance and efficiency.
The great thing is that all of this is available in form of technology that manage your mobile training and engagement strategy.
So should you finally make the shift to mobile training and engagement?
Are you still unsure? Just look at a few more benefits of a mobile training and engagement strategy.
1. With the coming up of BYOD culture, it doesn’t require any extra expenditure by an organization for setting up of training infrastructure.
2. Your data security is ensured as most of the LMS’s have latest data encryption features built-in.
3. It is easy to use for both the organization creating the training modules as well as the employees consuming them.
4. It is always updated with the latest features.
5. You do not have to waste your IT resources in picking up bugs and flaws.
6. It is could based – so you do not need to worry about storage of data on your servers.
So give mobile training and engagement a chance to work its magic for you and see for yourself how it complements scalable and flexible learning for business growth.