How to make sure training achieves business objectives?
Training is an important part of companies these days.
But the line managers don’t pay much attention to them. They think training is a waste of time. Training managers have to rush to the line manager’s office to convince them about the benefits of training. But, training managers should also pay how training is going to satisfy business results. They should not design a training course without thinking about its alignment with business objectives.
Apart from useless training not yielding results, there can also be other problems such as lack of capabilities of the training manager.
Syncing training with changes in performance
There is a proper sequence that needs to be followed for getting the optimum results from training. The first of them is that the training managers should realize what does an organization seeks from training. This could be in the form of better sales and reduced time is taken in doing the work. So, these objectives should be translated into how employees’ performance needs to improve for achieving these objectives. This is how performance goals can be bought in sync with business objectives.
Purpose of content
There are many times when an SME provides a lot of content to the learners. Going through the course becomes a headache for the audience. So, how should companies select the content which is relevant for the audience? It’s better to make sure that the content is as per the performance objectives of the company. This is how, when you know the performance objectives, you get to know how to set up the content for elearning.
How to choose the instructional designing method?
It’s also important to focus on the method of instructional designing. It’s because it depends on the basic factors of the target audience, the business objectives and the topic of elearning. So how you teach something depends on what is its objective. The assessments also depend on such learning.
Choice of the authoring tool
There are many ways in which an authoring tool can be chosen. The most important of them is that the different tools have different advantages and drawbacks. If you have different tools, however, then a lot of problems can be caused when elearning is done on a large scale. You will be confused about which tool to use. The choice of the authoring tool depends on where your instructional designers and SME’s are located. It’s because if they are located at different places, then a collaborative authoring tool is needed so that they can work together.
Translating the elearning course
Elearning translations did not happen sometime back. But now they are a reality. The customers convert courses into different languages depending on their need. However, when you want to translate an elearning course, you can’t think about it after developing a course. You have to think about it before you start preparing for the course.
A course will be designed in a way that it can prepare for future translation requirements. That’s because, when you are developing the course, you have to think about the video, audio and the instructional strategy right away at the start. What authoring tool you choose also depends on the translation requirements of the course.
This is how a lot of work can be avoided if the translation is planned from the very beginning.