Contrary to popular belief, an LMS (Learning Management System) isn’t just for learning – here’s how you can increase employee collaboration and productivity.
Centralize Training Materials and Information
For teams needing to improve collaboration, an LMS can provide individuals with the opportunity to share and access resources easily and at any time. Once documents can be categorized and distributed to specific members of a group, it becomes easier to ensure helpful online resources are made available to all individuals. When everyone can easily access the information they need, projects stay on-target, teams remain focused and trust is maintained among management and staff.
Simplify Task Management
Managing productivity is no easy task, and this can prove to be more difficult when working with a remote team. Fortunately, an LMS can help managers effectively communicate and keep their team on task by assigning tasks, monitoring progress and sharing documents all from a single point of contact.
Pivot and Refocus Business Needs Quickly
Through the quick and efficient creation of discussion forums and assignments related to the real-time learning needs of business, an LMS can help support the sense of online community in a workplace environment where learners can give feedback on training and its effectiveness. This, in turn, allows managers and training administrators to respond immediately and adapt training according to feedback.
Improve Technical Savvy of All Employees
As there are four generations in today’s workplace (Veteran/Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y), it is understandable to see various levels of technical savvy in teams. Allowing your employees to engage with an LMS is one of the fastest ways to create an Internet savvy and technologically-confident workforce. In fact, researchers have found the use of personal devices and communication tools (such as the Internet, computers, digital cameras and email) enhanced employees’ learning environments.
Learning by Doing
While traditional training approaches are often a one-off event, an LMS allows employees to learn continuously. By allowing the learning process to continue on a daily basis, various types of interactive, self-guided learning provided by an LMS can allow workers to learn how to do their daily tasks while they are actually working. This allows employers to monitor worker performance and enables employees to do their work efficiently and error-free.
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