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Transforming Organizational Culture

Some companies are content with an learning management system (LMS) that simply informs employees about some specific aspect of the company during the on-boarding and orientation process to ease employees into their respective positions. However, a true learning management system can have much greater value than simple instruction of employees, and if used correctly, can actually bring about a significant transformation of company culture.

 

Bridging the GAP

 

Everyone throughout a given organization should have the opportunity to take advantage of a company’s learning management system, from top management on down to ground-level employees. Even though managers and supervisors might look at it from a different perspective than ground-floor employees, there is a certain unity which is built up by having everyone on the same page with regard to the learning experience.

As employees are absorbing lessons, supervisors can be monitoring progress and assisting as needed to fill in the information gaps. This gives management a stake in the progress of employees, and engages them in helping to achieve the eventual success of employees. The fact that everyone is involved in the same learning mission creates a sense of togetherness that spills over into job performance, and creates a sense of team unity.


Employee Motivation

 

As a general rule, employees are not particularly motivated to engage in training, partly because it takes time away from their job, and can get them behind on work. Since mobile training can be done at any place and any time, this is no longer a factor, so most employees should be more motivated to become involved in training. Likewise, it won’t take away from their daily tasks and important deadlines.

 

Keep Them Engaged

 

One of the best ways of establishing and sustaining employee motivation is to keep workers engaged. A good learning management system accomplishes this in several different ways, the first of which will be the ease of digesting lesson material and then putting it into practice. It helps a great deal if the material being presented is visually appealing and includes a mix of images, documents, text, audio, and video, so that each new presentation captures the full attention of employees. When your company has full control of lesson material, the customizable results can be much more exciting than the typical dull reading from a standard training session.

Anyone who has ever asked an employee to read through an instruction manual has probably seen the glazed look in their eyes after just a few pages. This is exactly what a good learning management system strives to avoid, by keeping the material fresh and visually interesting. Another good technique for encouraging engagement is to periodically quiz employees on the material being presented, to provide another reason for lesson retention.


Employee Empowerment

 

Employees who are adequately trained and who have developed the requisite skills needed to perform well in their positions, understandably feel a sense of empowerment and self-pride in their accomplishments. Conversely, those employees who have not gone through training provided by an outstanding LMS lack that same confidence, and are likely to feel far less empowered in their positions.

Keeping employees engaged in the workplace is often simply a matter of empowering them with the proper knowledge, and having them develop the appropriate skillsets necessary to succeed. When employees are motivated and empowered, and on the same page as supervisors and managers, there is a real opportunity for cultural transformation to occur in any business.

 

 

Transforming Culture

Some companies are content with an learning management system (LMS) that simply informs employees about some specific aspect of the company during the on-boarding and orientation process to ease employees into their respective positions. However, a true learning management system can have much greater value than simple instruction of employees, and if used correctly, can actually bring about a significant transformation of company culture.

Bridging the Gap

 

Everyone throughout a given organization should have the opportunity to take advantage of a company’s learning management system, from top management on down to ground-level employees. Even though managers and supervisors might look at it from a different perspective than ground-floor employees, there is a certain unity which is built up by having everyone on the same page with regard to the learning experience.

As employees are absorbing lessons, supervisors can be monitoring progress and assisting as needed to fill in the information gaps. This gives management a stake in the progress of employees, and engages them in helping to achieve the eventual success of employees. The fact that everyone is involved in the same learning mission creates a sense of togetherness that spills over into job performance, and creates a sense of team unity.



Employee Motivation

 

As a general rule, employees are not particularly motivated to engage in training, partly because it takes time away from their job, and can get them behind on work. Since mobile training can be done at any place and any time, this is no longer a factor, so most employees should be more motivated to become involved in training. Likewise, it won’t take away from their daily tasks and important deadlines.

Engagement

 

One of the best ways of establishing and sustaining employee motivation is to keep workers engaged. A good learning management system accomplishes this in several different ways, the first of which will be the ease of digesting lesson material and then putting it into practice. It helps a great deal if the material being presented is visually appealing and includes a mix of images, documents, text, audio, and video, so that each new presentation captures the full attention of employees. When your company has full control of lesson material, the customizable results can be much more exciting than the typical dull reading from a standard training session.

Anyone who has ever asked an employee to read through an instruction manual has probably seen the glazed look in their eyes after just a few pages. This is exactly what a good learning management system strives to avoid, by keeping the material fresh and visually interesting. Another good technique for encouraging engagement is to periodically quiz employees on the material being presented, to provide another reason for lesson retention.



Employee Empowerment

 

Employees who are adequately trained and who have developed the requisite skills needed to perform well in their positions, understandably feel a sense of empowerment and self-pride in their accomplishments. Conversely, those employees who have not gone through training provided by an outstanding LMS lack that same confidence, and are likely to feel far less empowered in their positions.

Keeping employees engaged in the workplace is often simply a matter of empowering them with the proper knowledge, and having them develop the appropriate skillsets necessary to succeed. When employees are motivated and empowered, and on the same page as supervisors and managers, there is a real opportunity for cultural transformation to occur in any business.