With the vast majority of companies working remotely right now, and as many as 82% intending to continue in some way, it’s fair to say that workplaces, and the outputs we expect from them, are in the process of significant change.
Admittedly, the overnight remote shift that most companies had to weather means that, until now, making this new working normal possible has primarily been about perfecting pressing processes such as communication and data transfers. As we shift to the long-term, however, companies are starting to realize that they need to perfect remote processes in all corners, including their training.
Luckily, the online learning revolution has been growing for many years and is perfectly poised to meet this pain point. What’s more, many employers are finding that utilizing these existing resources means giving employees exactly what they want. But, if you’re in any doubt about whether to take the remote train(ing) route, then keep on reading to find out why doing so might be worth your while.
Fitting in with that flexible thing
65% of respondents in a recent survey said they wished to remain remote, and most of them stated flexibility as the reason. The simple fact is that remote setups make it easier than ever for employees to manage their work/life balance. Remote training slots nicely into that, with online lessons providing flexibility to complete the courses on your own time without fail. This is fantastic for encouraging employees into learning they can embrace and make time for, rather than simply enforcing rushed sessions when, frankly, they’ve got too much to do back at their desks to pay much attention.
The chance to tailor learning techniques that suit
We all have different learning styles, and in-person training simply can’t cater to everyone. As such, courses that you tailor in the workplace will always leave at least a handful of people behind or struggling to engage. By comparison, the solo nature of long-distance learning means that every single member of your team can tailor an approach that suits, especially if you select adaptable and inclusive courses. This can drastically improve engagement, the lasting impact of every lesson, and the results that you enjoy off the back of these efforts. All while making learning more effortless than ever to implement!
Ongoing access to resources
A rushed training video in the meeting room has the significant problem of being a one-time viewing experience. As such, team members who are already in a hurry are at real risk of forgetting everything they’ve learned as soon as they set foot outside. As well as being more likely to stick in the first place, long-distance learning resources are, typically, downloadable and accessible whenever the need strikes, ensuring ongoing access and lessons for every single member of your team.
Embracing the many faces of remote work can feel daunting but, yet again, training in this capacity is proving why long-distance working works so well. So, hop aboard the remote train, and watch your employees flourish as a result.