To pervade in every aspect of the organizational life, language is a medium for everyone. Where employees speak a multitude of languages, talent management becomes crucial and a proper experimentation in learning leads to dedicated and capable workforces. Comprehensive strategies that shift these vulnerabilities into a source of competitive advantage seek results for an organization.
E-learning or online learning has taken deep roots, especially after the emphasis on digitization.
Choosing a lingua franca in EHS and OHS, particularly in E-learning, though dramatically improves how employees collaborate across borders, but they can also bring in set of challenges for the workforce who do not fit in.
Safety is something that cannot be compromised and needs to be communicated as a whole with a proper understanding of the subject matter, be it incidents or any job-specific information.
A 2019 market research report reveals that the global language learning market shall grow at a CAGR of 13.1% from 2019 and will reach $10.5 billion by 2025.
Again, a Common Sensory Report states 2 things –
- 1% of the consumers spend most of their time in websites of their own language
- 4% consumers state that they will buy a product that has information in their own language – that the availability of information and service in their own language is something what they look for
There’s an undeniably strong link between in-language content and the tendency to grasp the same when it comes to online trainings.
ASK-EHS safety E-learning trainings offer multilingual support – when assisted with 360o evaluations, such courses make sure that performance remains superior to verbal agility.
Managing communications for EHS growth
The biggest reason is the current situation requires OHS support that prepares employees to bounce back for such uncertain times – learning should not stop no matter what, remains the key goal.
Because when such issues or factors aren’t counted and ignored, talented and engaged professionals can lose hope, underperform and the worse part, withdraw.
EHS and OHS always remains uniform for everyone, no matter what place, and organizations must therefore remain sensitive to how employees of various language proficiencies are interacting or learning at a workplace.
Supporting in the times of need
When an industry grows on bigger levels, there are cross-border interactions – despite efforts of a shared language across all levels, there are instances when failure occurs. Mostly, it is communicating with the peers that are placed in the lower levels of the management hierarchy (workers, supervisors etc.)
Failing to build a relationship with them can hamper the safety progress– when there are safety courses that offer to bridge this gap (multilingual offerings), improved coordination and reduced friction is a result.
Emphasizing cultural awareness
This creates and influences the cultural fluency for everyone at the workplace. When an industry gives an appropriate platform to grow, employees adapt and think more about the company, its products and services, their job profiles and the related responsibilities and develop a sense of responsibility within.
It further avoids any sort of misunderstandings and disagreements, especially where there are group norms, practices and expectations.
For all of this to happen, managers on the higher levels must be first trained for ensuring that these skills are taken into notice, because progress never remains the sole responsibility of anyone.
Even if there’s a common language for communication, one can never neglect the essence of language – for talent decisions should touch and cover everyone, as it can never be biased.