With the worries around current COVID crisis and organizations rethinking their on-ground strategies to tackle productivity and business delivery mechanisms, a singular theme seems to be emerging.
Due to the uncertainty, learning and training have emerged as the benchmarks for corporates to turn their focus towards – while, the workforce has shown remarkable intensity towards developing new skills.
The results for building a better future lie within the grasps of making a resilient organization, from what has been marked as the stay at home phenomenon, worldwide. The protection of both workforce and business outcomes under the ambit of learning, skill enhancement and driving platform-based learning environments – has fortified the confidence which has taken a severe beating due to public health crisis.
Learning environments beyond 2D
Safety animation based industrial training, learning and orientation movies have been a mainstay for most global and India corporates – these have provided reassurance by increasing the safety quotient. And on the logistics end, these have simplified learning delivery and mechanisms involved in making sure that the audience receives the instructions, in their language and with remarkable ease.
Now to up the ante, E-learning based learning environments are driving the course correction put in action by the COVID crisis. From level 1 to level 3 based learning environments – these modules are the cutting-edge learning tools that apply to all levels of workforce and will have quantifiable learning outcomes.
Virtual training environment
While a full-fledged virtual or augmented reality based industrial training platform can be expensive to install and run – bits and pieces, arranged and constructed specifically for equipment and mechanized asset-based trainings can have a huge impact. This is especially true as globalization if making us take notice of projects and business opportunities all over the globe. A better trained workforce with demonstrable skillset has a significantly better chance to get hired.
Flexibility on offer, when it comes to bespoke learning environment construction is another aspect to take note of – especially in the construction and heavy engineering sector. The workforce turnover rate and deployment times would have a direct impact on the business bottom line as well-trained workforce means better churn rate, more productive and safer works. Thus, shorter and safer project timelines, in the overall fiscal year.
Leverage the opportunity
While COVID crisis may have made the progress and industrial production slowdown, what hasn’t slowed is the functional needs and gaps that will arise due to added time cycles and lack of resilient supply chains. Increased market prices for energy and workforce unavailability due to reverse migration are the other aspects which may hurt the rapid spurt of recovery, most countries are hoping for.
The main requirement for your organization would be to invest in better training and learning partner – ones who can run an end-to-end training experience which better prepares your human capital for the oncoming challenges. A good starting point would be to scout for organizations that not only have global training calibre but outstanding digital and automation-based platforms that can harness distribution and multilingual challenges, simultaneously.
A small step towards ensuring learning vitality and training discipline would become a key differentiator between organizations that recover swiftly, when the dust from current crisis settles.