Best Practices In Remote Traning | Vikas D. Nahar | Founder | Happilo International Private Limited.
The Pandemic has moved the paradigm of employees to a virtual space where over 90% of all workforce are now operating remotely from home. This transition in location, method of working and overall communication has resulted in an emergence of new trends and has set new standards in everyone’s professional lives.
Surprisingly the Pandemic period has witnessed the emergence of a lot of businesses and start-ups, generating more employment and business. Even with the vast disconnect due to minimal in-person interactions, current and new employees are more likely to be rendered dependent on company operations, communications and online working patterns, affecting their quality of work.
Employees are aware of what needs to be done, although there still seems to be a gap in their understanding on how they can achieve and meet their work requirements.These are the times, when a firm should be stepping up and ensuring that their crew is well trained to guarantee a smooth run of the firm and that all involved employees are well aware of what needs to be done.
Remote Training is critical and essential in order to avoid situations like these. Here are two excellent business strategies to provide remote training to employees.
1) PREPARING THE NECESSARY TOOLS ESSENTIAL FOR REMOTE TRAINING:
Everyone has always underestimated the importance of planning. Step one in your training strategy should be to ensure that the essential and most efficient platforms and resources are readily available for all employees. There are a plethora of free conference webinar solutions available, both video and offering-based. Meetings can be held on a variety of platforms, including Zoom, Skype, and Meet. The key is to select the most appropriate solution in terms of capability, availability, and accessibility to your workforce demography.
2) SELECTION OF DELIVERY MODEL FOR LEARNING:
Once you have your resources ready, you then need to choose the best delivery model for the most appropriate approach towards training. The 3 top methods of delivery are- Synchronous, Asynchronous and Blended.
-Any training exercise involving all employees to participate at the same time is known as Synchronous Training. It can happen both online and offline, so the instructor-led classes you teach are likely to fall under this category.
-On the other hand, Asynchronous Training takes place when the workforce accesses learning information, assessments, communication, and participate in activities on their own schedule. This approach is significantly more self- timed, and employees tread at their own velocity.
-The Blended Model incorporates elements from both the former models and submits the best option during more complex learnings.
Even if you have a solid platform, resources, tools, and methodologies in place, you may still fall short on a few key components of remote training. Here are a few pointers to help you get the most out of your training sessions.
● Prepare a schedule for your training. Emphasize the significance of completing goals and activities rather than the number of hours spent in front of the computer.
● Make learning available on demand. This will allow you to keep a track of which employee has finished certain training and keep a record of it as well.
● Microlearning should be made available. Curating little pockets of knowledge and communicating it in meaningful ways is becoming a more effective approach to absorb information.