The COVID-19 pandemic led many companies to change their method of working. Most companies had to implement remote working to continue their activity. And what did they discover? Remote working allowed them to remain fully operational and improved workers’ efficiency and productivity. This is why, now that the pandemic is ending, many companies have decided to maintain this approach or even opt for a hybrid model.
The hybrid workforce combines work done remotely with work done in the office. This new type of professional has specific characteristics and needs, especially in training. How can we train a hybrid workforce and ensure that all employees, whether working in the office or remotely, have a quality learning experience? Read on to discover tips you can put into practice to improve your hybrid team’s learning experience.
Keys to improving your hybrid workforce’s learning experience
1. Synchronous and asynchronous training
One of the most positive things about using new technologies in training is that it allows learning to be carried out online, both synchronously and asynchronously. What does this mean? You can have your training take place in real-time or whenever each professional decides through collaborative tools such as chats, forums, blogs, or virtual classrooms.
2. Two words: COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
If possible, establish spaces where employees can meet to exchange ideas and participate in informal learning experiences. These spaces can be virtual, such as forums, virtual classrooms, chats, or face-to-face. Bringing your employees together from time to time for face-to-face training boosts their creativity and encourages the exchange of ideas and experiences, enhancing their training experience to the max.
3. Introduce interactive learning
Interactive learning is much more engaging and effective. Additionally, it has been proven to stimulate brain activity and encourage active participation. Introduce it using LMS platforms and other digital tools. Also, remember that for this learning to be effective, students must feel that they are exploring new territory. So don’t hesitate to create courses with images, quizzes, role-playing games, etc. Also, don’t forget to set a maximum time limit for completing the activities and even use gamification dynamics to make your employees compete against each other. All this will make your pieces of training highly addictive.
4. Customize the content
While it’s true that training the entire team is necessary, this doesn’t mean every training session has to be the same. Employees working in the office may have different training or educational needs than employees working remotely. For example, a module on avoiding distractions might be helpful for employees who work from home, while for those who work in the office, another topic might be more effective. The important thing is to adapt the content so that the learning experience is effective and meaningful for each group.
5. Turn your cell phone into your main ally
We have already talked many times about mobile learning. Mobile learning, in addition to allowing access to training from anywhere and at any time, facilitates the use of methodologies such as microlearning (which is much more attractive) and encourages your professionals to adopt a continuous and self-guided learning path.
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