Research suggests that “93% of L&D professionals prefer to use LMS to boost employee engagement; only 27% were able to do so successfully.” This metric indicates a severe deficit — between the intended goals of corporate learning and the actual results of deploying the platform. Why? “90% of companies state that learner engagement is the most important feature required to improve their digital approach to business learning” — Finances Online.
While the Learning Management System (LMS) is vital for the growth of any organization, it must also be able to entice your learners. Only then, you can assure an improved work culture, complete with mutual growth and development. Therefore, your trainees must regularly and effectively utilize the e-Learning management system. Learners should be motivated to enroll and continue with a specific online course — and not leave it midway. For this, you must focus on increasing your employee engagement quotient. But the question is: how? Well, our simple yet useful tips will help you out!
Ensure Seamless Communication
When you launch a new LMS in your organization, you MUST make sure that you communicate its benefits and end goals to your entire team. If you do not keep the communication channels open, your employees might think that this is just another change forced onto them.
Apart from regular emails, introduce informal communication channels like social media or face-to-face conversations. Keep your trainees updated about every stage of the integration of the e-learning management system. Try to involve your team during the implementation stages of the corporate learning platform. Encourage your employees to be open about their questions and doubts. Another step is to incorporate training and feedback processes in the plan to offer a seamless experience.
Curate the Right Content at the Right Time
Content forms the backbone of your LMS. It is the sole differentiator that sets apart obligation from excitement. Request your corporate learning developers to create targeted content that’s innovative and interesting. Make the imparted knowledge more effective by breaking them into bite-sized modules. Incorporate exciting elements in your training modules such as quizzes, images, games, and multimedia.
Make Corporate Learning a Part of Your Culture
Make your LMS part and parcel of your organization’s culture. Ensure that your learners understand the value of learning. Enrich them with new knowledge and foster a practice where they can practically apply what they have absorbed in a training session. Involve the management in the process as well.
Proper incentives achieve effective learning. If someone efficiently uses the LMS, make it a point to reward him/her. Recognitions from managers and peers boost learner motivation.
In short, up-skilling your employees for better performance need not be the sole purpose of learning. It should be a full-fledged experience.
You can increase the engagement quotient of your LMS by following the above simple steps. But you will realize the full potential of your eLearning management system only when you make it trackable. Identify and track KPIs. KPIs can be anything — ranging from the number of people enrolling for the course or the course completion rates. Embed a robust feedback mechanism so that you can continually improve your LMS.