Learning Agility and the New World of Work

The truth is: in the new world of work, learning needs to happen at the moment it’s needed and that isn’t possible with outdated systems.

Getting back to normal is what we all want, but as we’re starting to see constant change is the new normal. As we all maneuver what life and business will look like post-pandemic, the challenge is adaptation. And sometimes it means adapting at the speed of light. This is where learning agility becomes a new imperative.

Significant Gaps in Traditional Learning

If your company relies on traditional learning and you’re trying to navigate the flux of changes happening now due to COVID-19, most of your learning content is paper-based, locked away in an LMS, or scattered across multiple systems. Yet, you need to update everyone on new operational guidelines, policies, or procedures that relate to their jobs. Are you able to create this new training content and distribute it quickly—and know that everyone received it?

Probably not.

Operational Learning and Policy Process Reinforcement

The average company has 22 different learning platforms, and despite low adoption and poor learner satisfaction, companies are creating a patchwork of technology in an attempt to enhance and complement their investments in traditional learning systems. This only makes the learning experience more convoluted.

The truth is: in the new world of work, learning needs to happen at the moment it’s needed and that isn’t possible with outdated systems.

Learning Agility at the Speed of Work

Consider your day-to-day activities in your role at your company. How many times have you found yourself down a rabbit hole searching for something you need to complete a task? You vaguely remember relevant content from an HR presentation, a product update, an email, or a sales meeting you attended but now you can’t locate it no matter where you search.

According to the 2019 Brandon Hall Group L&D Benchmarketing Study, today’s learning content is trapped in eLearning systems (38%), PowerPoints (30%), PDFs (12%), and printed materials (9%). Operational training content is hard to find, challenging to use, not accessible, and often outdated.

A modern learning platform delivers a single source of truth with the most updated and reliable operational learning content.

With on-demand access to this content, learners can review and reference what they need on the job via laptops, smartphones, or tablets anytime, anywhere. Just-in-time content enables learning in the flow of work, which is basically active learning, and according to research boosts retention by 75-90 percent.

Another key to learning agility, is powerful authoring tools that enable your learning and operational training teams to simplify the learning content lifecycle from creation, storage, distribution, and measurement, all in one platform. Once a change is made, instant notifications pop up on the devices of those who need to know. From there, learners are directed right to the content.

Finally, understanding how often content is being used helps you deliver what employees need most. Learning agility means spending your time on valuable, relevant, and useful content. A modern learning platform should give you complete visibility into engagement and content performance.

Provide a Learning Experience That Keeps Up

Traditional learning simply can’t keep up with today’s pace of business. Organizations feel this reality whenever they change processes, enter new markets, or launch new products. They discover that when they fall behind, competitors will gladly step in.

Only a modern, digital learning platform can help you achieve learning agility. And in an ever-changing environment with unprecedented challenges, keeping employees safe, trained, and up-to-date has never been more important. Learn more by downloading our guide: Learning Agility: Are you ready for the future of learning?