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Debunking Myths of Corporate Training

  • Amruta Bhaskar
  • Oct 5, 2020
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There are many modern experiential training methods available to companies including gamification, role-playing, simulation, and even virtual reality. Challenge Based Learning blends theoretical lessons with action-based assignments so participants experience real-life challenges and results as they work towards a solution to a real business problem.

Corporations who value employee learning are proven to be more satisfying places to work. That’s great news for innovative companies looking to attract and keep top talent. The bad news is many companies let the fear of corporate training get in the way of high-quality, deeply valuable opportunities for employees to advance their skills and learn new strategies.

Many of these corporate training fears are unfounded myths that are standing in the way of employee growth and advancement, better customer experiences, and more profitable business results.

Myth #1: The only way to improve employee performance is with more training

Fact: Quality is more important than quantity.

The number of training hours doesn’t determine the skills that each employee will gain. Instead of focusing on a certain number of hours in a training course, it is better to turn your attention to the information that is delivered within the training class.

Employees will be grateful when training is concise and valuable. Cut the fluff and make sure that the content provides focused information that will be useful in the day-to-day workflow for each person.

Myth #2: Training is only needed for new hires

Fact: It is beneficial to offer ongoing training for all employees.

High-quality training programs can be a great way to keep the information fresh for your workforce. At the same time, additional training can be helpful to increase the skill set of each employee.

New hire training is essential to improve the onboarding process. It is also a good idea to put together a plan for ongoing training in the future. When employees have the opportunity to learn and grow, they will have a higher sense of workplace satisfaction.

Myth #3: Corporate training is boring and dry

Fact: High-quality training can be entertaining.

The secret is to find the right training class that will keep your employees engaged. When the employees can see the way the training will be beneficial for their performance at work, then they will stay engaged with the content.

The mindset of your management team will have a direct impact on the way the employees think about the training classes. Help the managers to see the benefits of ongoing training, and they will have a positive impact on the attitude of your employees.

Myth #4: Online learning isn’t as effective

Fact: eLearning can be more effective than an in-person consultancy or classroom learning because employees find it easier to fit into their busy schedules and focus for shorter periods.

A comprehensive online learning platform will also combine proven methods of learning theory that motivate and engage participants more than a traditional eLearning course might do.

Working on short assignments both individually and as a group draws together problem-based learning, social learning, and action learning. The result is a full-bodied experience that continuously prompts participants to reflect on their group work, build new skills and execute new ideas.

Myth #5: Employees should watch every training that is offered

Fact: Employee training should be hand-selected to match the needs of each person.

Instead of giving each employee a long list of training classes that need to be completed, it is better to select a few topics that are a good match for their needs.

For example, a manager should have high-level training classes to help with the management of entry-level employees. It can be a big mistake to give every employee the same list of training classes to complete. A better approach is to cater to the training to match the needs and requirements of each job description.

Myth #6: There isn’t enough time to put together a training class

Fact: You don’t have to build training from scratch.

Instead of spending the time and effort to design a training course for your employees, consider the benefits of using a pre-designed training course.

Myth #7: Corporate learning is too theoretical

Fact: Effective corporate learning is both, theoretical and experiential.

Participants must learn the theory behind a new strategy or tool and then apply that is practised in a controlled setting.

There are many modern experiential training methods available to companies including gamification, role-playing, simulation, and even virtual reality. Challenge Based Learning blends theoretical lessons with action-based assignments so participants experience real-life challenges and results as they work towards a solution to a real business problem.

Myth #8: Corporate training lacks follow up

Modern corporate learning platforms serve as a combination of knowledge management, change management, and innovation management repositories. The ideas generated and knowledge gained by participants is collected, visualized, shared and presented via the platform. Participants can access this growing library of knowledge at any time during or after the training.

This fosters an environment of ongoing education and follow up. Participants gain new skills that are immediately put into practice.

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