Learning content made in advance can be an asset which is invaluable. It makes your learning and development efforts to fall off the ground soon, with no time and costing involved in creating custom training. Although, regardless of the value, content is only good to an extent. Sooner or later, you need to create custom course content for the training program. While this happens, many companies fall victim to some particular mistakes.
The bright side is that these mishaps being common can be easily neglected. They can even be relieved if taken the right steps. By getting over these problems, it is possible to create content immerse in the culture of your company, which is relevant to the employees, and designed in a way that helps them stay engaged and thrive. With Adobe Connect Apps, custom training has become easy with it’s easy integration features. Let us discuss some of the common mistakes we make while creating custom training.
Why Does Custom Training Even Matter?
Pre-made content can be a valuable asset to an extent but it restricts when it falls down to few cases like, connecting with the culture of your company, relating with the learner’s experience, or supporting or justifying your company’s stated vision, mission and values.
Custom training allows you to deliver a tailored training and learning experience for every person utilizing the LMS. This includes building learning methods which cover other areas. It makes communication simple while delivering key messages related to corporate values and requirements.
But this all have there own pitfalls, creating custom training is a challenge, some of which are:
1. Failing to Build Skills for Business Goals
One of the most common mistakes made while creating custom content is failing to create skills important to achieve business goals. This leads to a training which is irrelevant to the participant and the organization. To get over this, you should have a fair understanding of the company’s goal and objectives and also the skills required to connect them. You can conduct the analysis for skills and needs, which will highlight the area that has a room of improvement, necessary skills, training needs, and give a point to begin as well as map out the company’s needs and objectives.
2. Failing in Behavioral Change
Training is meant to lead towards a change in behaviour. That is the entire motive. It is not just about teaching the employees how to do the task, it is about inculcating the understanding that training is necessary and boosting them to move forward. In many instances this mistake is made by lacking in engagement and putting a meaningful impact over the employees. Employees need to understand the relevancy and what it matters to them for their professional and person goals.
3. Expecting Employees to Succeed Next Day
This is the most common mistake which is done on the planning stage rather than while creating custom training. Unreal timelines can be a major fall back on the part of the organization. Short deadlines restricts learners to interact and understand and contemplate the information. This results in less or no retained information. Many times, trainers make assumptions that training and learning are the same. Learning is a process and it needs multiple events of training sessions to achieve real behavioural change.
Content for custom training is an invaluable asset for an organization. Although, regardless of the value, content is only good to an extent. It makes your learning and development efforts to fall off the ground soon, with no time and costing involved in creating custom training.