The world of work is continuously evolving, and so is the learning and development industry. According to Deloitte's 2020 HR survey, companies focus on attracting bright talent and developing their workforce through training programs that help employees adapt to changing business needs.
These changing business needs are why it's essential to keep up with the latest trends in training and development so you can prepare for what lies ahead.
Workers expect to be able to work from anywhere, anytime, using their own devices while still being productive and engaged.
They want more flexibility around their work hours and how they do their jobs. They want more opportunities to learn and grow their skills and more control over what they do daily.
All of this heightens the importance of engaging employees and keeping them motivated so they feel part of the organization and have a great sense of belonging and purpose.
In other words, your employees need training beyond traditional classroom learning — they need a personalized experience that helps them learn new skills quickly and efficiently while still feeling like they're part of something bigger than themselves.
As training evolves, so does the need for new training solutions.
We work with a cohort of future-thinking consultants at KC Academy who have put together the following key training trends for 2023.
1. Engagement is critical: Employees are looking for meaning in their work
2. Learning is more than just skills; it is about Skills + Mindset, + Values.
3. New ways of learning: Blended learning, microlearning and social learning
4. Gamification: activities that help people learn new things and improve their performance
The future of workplace training is bright, but it will require cooperation among trainers, employees, and supervisors to succeed.
As we approach 2023, employers are looking to invest in new technologies and strategies to train their employees. However, training isn't just about technology—it's about empowering employees with the knowledge they need to succeed at work.
Training is a collaborative process that requires buy-in from managers and supervisors, but it also must be an employee-driven initiative. Employees have to be accountable for their learning: they can't blame others if they don't learn anything or apply what they've learned in the workplace.
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to employee training and development, specific trends have emerged. With a cultural shift toward greater self-reliance and independence in the workplace, it's crucial to provide the right tools and training to make the most of today's powerful workplace collaboration technologies.
In doing so, an organization can empower employees to work remotely and at their own pace. Modern organizations can train their employees successfully by adapting their approach to meeting demands on employees, as well as managing expectations for when things get busy again.
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