6 Factors to Consider in order to Innovate Methodologies in Training for Businesses

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Training employees is key to achieving objectives and the innovation necessary to adapt methods to the conditions. To decide how to train our employees today we must take into account diverse circumstances that occur and determine action.

1. The constant change

Content changes at great speed and expires rapidly. It is difficult to establish programs and educational objectives when at the same time they are being fulfilled, they are also being changed. 

2. Innovative Trends

The businesses that are achieving important changes in employee training use combined processes: classic methods (classroom training or from a distance) and innovative methods (social learning).

3. Empower the organization thus train the employees

Work relationships of small duration make it necessary to keep knowledge within the organization. Talent management happens in order for the organization to be the one with the talent and that the people can be the ones to obtain it through informational systems and through the transfer of people. This implies that knowledge is not lost when one person leaves, rather it is kept within the company.

Let your employees know that having knowledge and training must be a consequence of your organization having it and vice versa.

4. Change management as a part of the method

Innovation in educational processes goes through change management support. Training requires active participation from the subject. Training is not only preparing content, objectives and transfer methods; it must include comprehension of the mechanisms from motivation of the people.

Innovation in training means adapting our methods so that they are taken on naturally. 

5. Take advantage of the adoption of technological trends

Take advantage of technology for training. Mobile devices are here to stay and they are provoking major behavioral changes that we can take advantage of. 

Trends Bring your own device are installed in our society. Many consider it normal to bring their own cell phone or tablet to work and use it for professional purposes.

We answer personal messages from our cell phones during the work hour. But we also read work documents on a Saturday. Enjoying this is a powerful way to improve the transfer of knowledge; to go against it is a source of frustration. 

6. Gamification

Having fun is important. We see people who give up a job because they do not like it or they are not attracted to it. Generations Y and Z have seen how the generations before, despite working for elevated pay and obligation, have lost their job and are not happy. Now people value happiness before success. For that reason, the use of gamification is on the rise and making training fun so that they can acquire knowledge and dexterity, practice and evaluation. 

To move to action (motivate) there are few things as powerful as fun attached to participation.   

Josep Baijet (@jbaijet) is the Director of Zyncro Learning Institute. An expert in training and change management in human resources, organization, training technologies and environments 2.0.