Employees that are more engaged are more likely to go above and beyond for their companies. As a result the company sees various benefits such as, an increase in employee productivity, improved quality of work and a decrease in sick days.
According to Gallup, only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Thus, organizations are now ensuring employee engagement is at the top of their priority list.
Build on the strengths of your employees
Boosting engagement does not have to come at a large cost for organizations. Achieving long term commitment from employees can be done by developing employees’ strengths so they can contribute to the company hitting its targets.
Regardless of other training initiatives you might have implemented in leadership, communication and culture, if employees are not able to do their job properly, they won’t be able to make valuable contributions.
Incorporate Adaptive Learning
How do you develop your employee strengths? Often, companies use traditional one-size-fits-all training programs. However this approach does not grow or engage employees. Learning is usually based on job function or department and is not adaptable to the employees’ specific needs or skills. If companies do not continuously build on their employees’ strengths, this type of one-off training limits employees’ ability to reach their potential and become engaged.
This is where adaptive learning can help.
Adaptive learning takes the idea of personalized learning to the next level. It is employee-centric and leverages technology in order to provide employees with an individualized training program that continually adapt to their needs as they change.
Adaptive learning evaluates information about the learner’s progress such as their confidence levels and their answers to questions. The technology then compares the learning data to initial benchmark levels. As a result, it adapts the employee’s learning journey to modify the subjects, level of difficulty, resources and delivery methods.
Employees are able to learn at their own speed. The areas where employees are experts are bypassed and they focus on advancing their current knowledge. Employees learn the information they need to be successful so they can help the company achieve its goals and be more engaged.
Combining Adaptive and Microlearning
Microlearning delivers content in small bites as short as three to five minutes each day. Therefore, adaptive learning used in conjunction with microlearning can be very effective for the learner. The focus on the individual, combined with fast and easy learning, allows employees to drive their development and engage more with their learning and the business.
As a result, this learning technology meets the personal needs of the modern learner. The content is valuable and relevant to the learner enabling them to effectively build on their strengths and increase their knowledge.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could engage your employees more completely? Adaptive learning should definitely be something you consider implementing in your training strategy. Get in Touch with one of our Solutions Advisors and we will be happy to explain further.