Employee training is one of the most critical parts of the employee experience.
When a new employee starts, they’re a sponge, ready to absorb information about your company, your policies and procedures, and their role and responsibilities. Existing employees also need ongoing training to learn new skills, improve existing ones and continue to grow over time.
But what’s the best way to facilitate the training process?
The Active learning approach is one of the common training methods used in the workplace. It builds upon instructor-centric methods. Although active training methods and techniques still require the mediation of an instructor, they do involve the learners more.
The best situations for active training methods are the ones that would need the active contribution of the learners.
Workshops are composed of different activities that encourage discussions among learners. These activities are usually facilitator-led. That means you need a facilitator who really knows how to manage the learners and process the activities well. Workshops are best used for personal development and skills enhancement.
- CASE STUDIES
Case studies are actual or hypothetical scenarios that depict real-life work situations. Learners are given different scenarios that requires introspection and analysis. Participants are asked to come up with the best possible solutions for the scenario. This approach works best when you want to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.
Brainstorming sessions are normally used when you’re trying to draw ideas from your learners. The goal is for the participants to come up with a list of viable solutions or suggestions that can be used to address a challenge or in the development of a new process or product/service.
There are definitely other training instruction variations that you can try to maximize employee productivity. The key is knowing which approach works best for your team and business.
Which of your current training processes employ the active learning approach?