Now is the time for an idea that has been knocking around in my head for a while, for companies to take the initiative in getting their staff trained by investing in online training software as the solution to all their training needs.
Incorporating online teaching for a small company
This, I feel, is an interesting idea. The modern world keeps changing all the time. The notion that the skills you need for your work is constant has disappeared. New software, new methods, new equipment to be learnt, the abandonment entirely of a skill or a product, are commonplace now.
To give one example, motor vehicles, is there going to be a space for a traditional mechanic in the future? Are all vehicles going to be electric or other powered and self driving? Is the internal combustion engine, all who work on them and all the parts needed going to be obsolete? It is entirely possible at the moment. So change has to happen in the motor industry. Jobs will change. What I am going to talk about today is a way to keep your staff up-to-date at the most economical rate. And this solution is online teaching of the necessary skills.
What sort of company are you and what are the benefits of using an online training software for you?
I am assuming some things here as to what you are. You are a small company that accepts the need for training but often doesn’t have the numbers to pay for a trainer to come or indeed the facility for them to train in. Online teaching could be the answer. If you invest in an online training software such as Vedamo virtual classroom then everything becomes easier. You pay according to your need and let’s outline the advantages.
- The trainer doesn’t need to come and could be located anywhere. A small amount of training will allow them to use the online training software.
- You could teach one or a small number of individuals using headsets and it will cause minimal disruption to the work going on around them.
- You don’t need to set aside a room
- Paying according to your needs means that if you have busy periods where training is not possible you don’t have to pay for the use of Vedamo.
- If the training is highly specialized and not available in your country then using an online training software as Vedamo is perfect. You can find a trainer in the country where they are available and get them to teach without the enormous expense of flying someone in and paying all their expenses.
Getting potential trainers to embrace online training
The drawback, of course, is that trainers may not yet have embraced online teaching. That is the purpose of this series of blogs, though, to encourage people who haven’t done so yet, to think seriously about it. I do feel that if you contact someone to train your staff, and you outline that you wish them to do it online, then many will be receptive. They reach more people. Their teaching becomes more cost effective and efficient. A smart computer savvy person could learn how to use online training software such as Vedamo quite quickly and they have that skill forever. Those that are not computer savvy will take longer but the incentive of reaching more clients may be motivation enough to learn.
The beauty of an intuitive system such as Vedamo is that it is easy to use once you learn it. It has so many features which a bit of time perusing this website will allow you to discover. Pretty much anything, whether hands on, practical and things that traditionally needed the person to be hand trained can be done with Vedamo as my past two blogs have demonstrated. The trainer can demonstrate exactly, check is it being done precisely, correct and make sure the skill has been applied right and even link up at a later time when the said skill has been done a few times, to make sure that it is being handled correctly the same as if they are there in the workplace.
Teaching standard areas
Of course, if you have a need for standard areas such as language training, team building, specific stuff like Scrum and Agile, software training, etc., then Vedamo is also perfect for you. You can look for trainers again who are willing to use online teaching. And all the disruption of bringing someone into your workplace or sending your staff out to a venue for these skills is minimized.
The crucial aspect of using Vedamo is that you have control. If someone says they don’t teach online you can say why not? You can offer to teach them how to use Vedamo and of course Vedamo’s staff can help very much in this regard. Areas that are contentious when teaching in the workplace can be greatly reduced, such as the travelling involved, getting and paying for parking, finding a suitable time, and using the exact equipment that you have rather than the equipment available in the school or training center.
If you have a need for training for your company, talk to Vedamo. They can link you up with those who use their system to teach and you might find an ideal match. A training company that already has access to and the expertise to teach online. Think about the solution they are offering. We are in the 21st century. Change will happen whether we like it or not. Staying ahead of the game is necessary. Using modern technology as efficiently and cost effectively as possible is necessary. Training your people in what they exactly need to be ready for the future is necessary. Looking seriously at online training as an option could be the best move you have made since you started your own business.