It’s a fact few companies would dispute that training and learning in the workplace has been slow to embrace the digital technologies now critical for driving success in most other parts of their business.
There are many reasons for this. But generally, what it boils down to is the lack of consideration business managers and executives give to how better education correlates directly with competitive advantage.
And as we’ve explained in past blogs, the most important knowledge and skills in the workplace are the so-called ‘soft’ or ‘discrete’ skills. These include empathy, patience and being able to establish rapport.
Frustratingly for many companies, soft skills are often the hardest to convey. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Today’s powerful, yet totally affordable, digital technologies such as smart phones, clever mobile and cloud-based apps, social media platforms and dramatically faster mobile networks have all served to level the playing field.
Today any organisation can harness the most cutting-edge technologies to ensure staff can absorb and retain more information faster, while doing so in ways that are more engaging and fun.
Let’s take a look at the top five.