The reason startups push so hard to bring out an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is because they want to get customer feedback as soon as possible. Feedback is gold. Regardless of how good you think your product or service is, it doesn’t mean much if the customers don’t like it. The same applies to employee training. Do your employees find the training useful? Is the training even effective?
We have reached an incredible time where world leaders, educators, parents, and others are re-assessing what skills we should really be teaching future generations in school and in the workplace. Technological advancement, innovations, and industrial shifts mean that specific hard skills need to be learned. But that’s not the only skills we need.
Mobile learning is learning carried out on mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. But, it’s more than a personal library of learning resources (which is already pretty awesome). What makes mobile learning so great is that it is inclusive. It overcomes the physical and financial constraints of traditional education or training methods. It is available to anyone with a connected device despite remoteness or conflicts.
Information becomes obsolete over time. For your company to remain competitive, your employees should always be up-to-date on new developments in their areas; continually improving their skills. Simply because the training sessions conducted two or more years ago are most likely outdated and no longer relevant to the current business situation. And considering conversations about the future of work, this is truer now than ever before. A future where the rise of automation and AI will replace existing jobs with newer, less predictable ones will require a workforce that can learn different sets of skills quickly to address skill gaps that may arise.
In recent years, mobile devices have transformed the way we learn and consume information. One major way technology is affecting the workplace is in how training is delivered. In 2016, there were 4,8 bn unique mobile subscribers globally. That said, as the leaders of today’s organizations, you need to understand how this development affects your workforce, and adapt accordingly.
Today’s employees are internet and mobile-savvy individuals. The majority of their communication, and even learning, can be carried out in the palm of their hand. Mobile is an integral part in their everyday lives, and therefore an excellent platform for corporate training as well as lifelong learning.