Mobile Learning And Distributed Workforces: A Match Made In Heaven

To say that last year had dramatic effects on how businesses operate would be a gross understatement.

The previous year’s events have changed the way we work and businesses operate for good. It has put a special emphasis on the virtual aspect of conducting business and getting things done.

As a result, distributed workforces, something that was limited to a handful of companies, has almost become a norm these days. 

While this change is more of a response than an action, even as humanity overcomes the pandemic and things turn back to normal, businesses are expected to work a lot more with distributed teams.

The incredible thing is that this change is not the result of the benefits of distributed teams for businesses, of which there are several. This change is taking place because of how much our lives and the way we work has evolved over the past twelve months.

As a result of this change, companies that want to keep thriving will have to adapt. 

Even if you are from an organisation that plans to go back to working from the office as soon as it is safe for everyone, there is a good chance that your company will be working with distributed resources in some capacity, in the foreseeable future.

This translates into making changes to the processes that exist within the organisation to suit the needs and situation of employees and resources working from remote locations. 

One such area that will need a drastic update is the way employees are trained at your organisation. 

Even before the pandemic, elearning was becoming increasingly popular among corporates who seriously wanted to train and upskill their workforce. These days, the importance of such tools have become even more apparent.

In this article, however, we are going to talk about a very specific aspect of elearning, mobile based learning, and how it is the perfect solution for training distributed teams. 

Let’s look at a few benefits of mobile learning for training remote employees:

Better Accessibility

When it comes to corporate training, organisations often make the mistake of thinking that their training responsibility is limited to training their employees. However, many organisations have additional stakeholders, partners, franchise owners, freelance resources, and external consultants that may need to be trained.

While employees are provided with all the necessary tools to work and get trained online, external partners are often expected to bring their own tools. 

Delivering training on mobile devices will ensure the training material is accessible to anyone and everyone that needs it, since most people already have a smartphone. The great thing is, there are several tools out there that will support this mobile delivery without a lot of efforts. One great example is the training suite by Ultimate Kronos Group that comes pre-configured with mobile training delivery abilities.

More Engagement

Let’s face it, most of us have caught ourselves glued to our phone screens for hours on end. Our smartphones have become such an integral part of our lives that many of us consume most of our digital content exclusively through smartphones.

By delivering training on mobile phones, organisations can take advantage of this trend. This is because your learners will face less internal friction when they can consume training content on a device that they anyway use to consume entertainment and other forms of content.

Conclusion

These are just some of the many benefits of delivering training on mobile devices. Is your organisation engaging in mobile-based delivery of training? How has the experience been? Share with us in the comment section below.

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