If 2020 has taught us anything, it is companies must be two things: agile and adaptable. Organizations that have survived this pandemic have been able to swiftly pivot to online commerce and flexibly transition their employees to remote work. But 2021 is fast approaching, bringing along with it a whole new set of challenges and goals for business leaders. According to a report from Gartner, one of the main focuses for next year will be building employee’s digital skills. The approach to learning and development in the time of this pandemic and beyond must be innovative and dynamic, allowing employees of all skill levels to learn in a way that is most beneficial to them.
How can employees effectively upskill in a remote environment?
Businesses have recognized the need for upskilling and a learning and development plan, as they are “essential for innovation and strategic advantage” now and for the future. According to Forbes, corporate learning before the pandemic consisted mostly of in person seminars or workshops. Though in person learning will eventually return, it is clear online education will continue to play a bigger role in learning and development strategies.
A successful online learning tool will have a diverse array of learning methods to help all kinds of learners upskill. Some employees learn better by live instruction, through attending live instructor led webinars or one on one software coaching. Others will prefer to learn at their own pace by watching videos or enrolling in courses. A complete and comprehensive learning tool will be able to support these learning styles while also helping workers troubleshoot day to day problems using a live help feature, like chat or calling.
Is the Adaptive Learning Platform the right tool for my organization?
Built leveraging Microsoft Azure Services, Vitalyst’s Adaptive Learning Platform provides customers with direct access to enterprise-class training services, delivered through our Learn Now App in Teams. Through its wide range of learning mediums, the Adaptive Learning Platform will allow your workforce to better leverage the applications they use every day.
The full version of the Adaptive Learning Platform provides businesses and their workforce with access to:
- Vitalyst Software Coaching & Support
- Vitalyst Live Training
- Vitalyst Active 365® Continuous Learning & Video Library
- Help Me kNow Hub
Digital skilling is crucial to business resilience
Looking ahead, businesses will need to invest in solutions that will allow their workforce to build up their digital skills in whatever way suits their learning style and the current business environment.
Companies know the need for a comprehensive learning tool is now, as an organization is only as resilient as its employees are empowered to be.