Think Differently About Your Training Department

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This requires a mindset shift. You need to be okay with course quality being good enough…or even bad. Embrace an iterative process. Reward the fact that SOMETHING was done. Don’t criticize the outcome because its not what you believe is quality training and might reflect poorly on you. It’s perfectly okay to have your formal courses in one place, and “Employee Generated” courses listed in another. Technology can solve the issues you fear most, so let it.
Another benefit for you is increased data. The more training contant you have available, the more options your employees have to choose from. This gives you a larger data set on which to base decisions. If an employee creates a course that gets a lot of attention. You can use that data to make your case for more funding to improve and extend the topic of that course. No matter how good your instructional analysis is, you can’t get it 100% right every time. The wisdom of your employee base will add value to your analysis.
Everyone is both learner and teacher. Allowing your employee base to engage both sides of the equation will improve employee engagement and increase your department’s total output and impact on the business.

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