It’s no secret that professional athletes are at the top of their game because they stay focused on the goal. They eat healthy, exercise, and train, train, train. In order for your employees to be at the top of their game, they need training too. So I sought out the latest research on how to grow and develop talent in a remote work environment.
The Conference Board recently published a whitepaper called, A Human Capital-Focused Guide to Remote Work. In it, the research team contends that there are five things a manager can do to ensure employees training best practices they need in our new world of work.
- Shift Toward More Digital Learning Opportunities. It’s critical that organizations have an e-learning strategy, such as cloud-based learning, augmented reality, and the use of AI. If you have not already made the shift to digital and virtual learning delivery methods, now is the time to act.
- Personalize Learning Experiences. As the experience becomes more personalized – think personal learning recommendations – employees will take ownership of the skills they want to acquire and map those skills to where they want to take their career.
- Measure the Success of Platforms. Digital learning modules and platforms track learner progress and identify gaps. System metrics can be used to provide career development opportunities, and upskill or reskill employees whose daily tasks are less valuable.
- Inspire Innovation Through New Tool and Technologies. It may be harder to function and collaborate in a virtual environment, so managers should make sure team members know what tools are available and receive the proper training.
- Seek Feedback and Empower Employees. Managers must proactively seek feedback from employees to ensure people feel they are growing and developing in the remote work environment. Constant two-way dialogue is not overkill in a world of remote work.
Jill, What Can I Do? Assess your current training best practices and development platform and check to see if it checks all of these boxes. If not, you have some work to do. While there are tons of learning and development platforms, here’s a helpful article on some of the top systems. To your growth and the growth of your employees!