Online training improves productivity during telework

The current reality challenges traditional forms of work, teleworking has become the preferred option for many companies, and managing the productivity of our company members has taken on a new prominence.

Face-to-face training is no longer a viable option for many companies. We are living in an era of change and uncertainty, and education has been one of the sectors in which it has been most noticeable.

However, we now have a wide range of online study options.

The reason why online training is the best option goes far beyond being accessible 24 hours a day. With an online training plan, our employees will have complete freedom to decide how, when and where they want to take their training, so online training is not only more flexible for the professionals being trained, but also for the company. In addition, the new e-learning tools have different systems, new learning methodologies and functionalities that encourage interaction.

What other innovations does online training bring?

Currently, the most avant-garde e-learning platforms have incorporated Artificial Intelligence. On the other hand, with an LMS tool it is also possible to manage and centralise all your company’s corporate knowledge and training.

The experience of teleworking has taught us that managing projects remotely can be complicated. Even so, platform management systems allow you to speed up and improve communication with the members of the company. By means of tools, such as the system for sending personalised notifications, your employees will feel that they are part of the project at all times and their involvement in the training will be strengthened. The e-learning platforms are capable of combining powerful management functions with a unique learning experience adapted to the needs of the students.

Productivity in teleworking and online training

Measuring productivity in teleworking is fundamental, and just as important to an online curriculum.

To increase productivity in teleworking it is necessary to know how to differentiate which tasks require our immediate attention and will bring us closer to meeting our objectives, and which can be expected. In online training the effect is similar, there is an overwhelming offer of online courses of all kinds, but accumulating courses and degrees will not help our company to improve, it is necessary to investigate which are the most efficient trainings for our employees, to make the most of the time spent on education.

As with distance working, where we have set objectives that we must try to meet, we can set out the lines of a training plan, in which we will give our employees specific objectives that they must meet within the estimated time frame. If we are clear about the important tasks and the time we should spend on each one, the hours will be much more productive and profitable. This is also beneficial for the worker in training, who instead of being overwhelmed by training that can be quite long, will have clear objectives to be fulfilled day by day.

We must also ensure that we have regular contact with our workers in training, so that we can make sure that our plan is working, that it is not too demanding or on the contrary excessively trivial, and that in general the education is meeting the expectations of both the student and the company, in order to re-evaluate future options. If the education is not of good quality, the student will have wasted time and the company’s resources.

Correct organisation, planning and communication are essential to optimise the planning of both teleworking and online education.