You must be aware of this scenario where a new employee joins your organization and spends all the working hours for the next couple of weeks in the training room.
True, this is an important phase to make the employee feel valued and upskill them to perform the task at hand efficiently. But think about it. Two weeks of training equates to around 90 hours!
Surely you could have let the employee utilize some hours for actual productive work. Not saying training isn’t important. But when you can train them on the job, why not explore that option? You’ve got a new employee on board, let them learn while they work. Adopt a modern training approach such as digital training to make the employee feel like s/he has joined a company that’s focused on achieving results and at the same time values employees’ learning needs. It lets them learn on-the-go. Isn’t this more productive than spending 90 hours solely on training?
The traditional training method has become static, with less engagement value. Even schools and universities are opting for digital learning methods in classrooms. And mind you, your employees are most probably from this school of digital learners. So, going back to traditional ways of teaching might seem like a bummer, especially as they are used to the fast-paced online content consumption.
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Let’s draw a comparison to see which teaching style is better suited for the modern employee- digital training or the traditional instructor-led training.