Change in the workplace could be the result of quite a few factors, such as, updated company goals and strategies, the onboarding of new colleagues/leaders, or the need for more training. Most employees understand that in the modern workplace, technological change happens continually. But implementing an LMS can still cause problems for workers, who must balance emerging new technology in the workplace with getting tasks and projects accomplished.
If you’re implementing an LMS in your workplace, you want the rollout to go as smoothly as possible — which means getting buy-in from all employees.
Making an effort to ease the transitions of any kind of change is crucial to getting an organization back on track and get its team players working productively and confidently. To get your team on board, consider these tips for taking workers’ needs into account:
Preparation and Communication
Executives implementing any kind of divergence from a regular process (or a nonexistent process) should be able to communicate why there was a need for a change and also how it could potentially affect members of the company. Clear and honest discussions are encouraged so expectations are understood at the beginning of the process.
Input and Autonomy
A worker with autonomy during a difficult change is the most effective and open. To increase employee engagement, morale and motivation, giving your staff more discretion over how they can complete learnings within the LMS can be a useful tactic. They feel free to communicate their ideas and offer their own innovative solutions, which will benefit an organization in the long run. An employee who bears more responsibility and ownership of their work will work harder and smarter, investing more energy and interest in their responsibilities. This helps to solidify loyalty to an organization when the employee feels their contributions are heard, acknowledged and making a positive impact.
Acknowledgement of Effort
Rewards and accolades can help seal the deal! As the LMS comes into effect, positive feedback and reassurance that the change is relevant and helpful can serve as a reminder that the new goals are attainable and also being implemented correctly.
Finally, don’t forget to train your employees on the use of the LMS. Providing sufficient, ongoing training is critical for keeping your employees engaged — and for getting buy-in for future rollouts. Workers do not want to have to relearn their jobs each time you introduce a new technology, so provide customized training which allows them to implement the new solution into existing workflow with as little inconvenience as possible.
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