Collaboration software makes tackling collective projects much more efficient, but it doesn’t work unless your employees know how to use it. That’s where e-learning comes in.
Making the Decision to Migrate
Have you already implemented a collaboration software but you don’t feel everyone has adopted this new technology? Are you trying to find the right way to introduce new software? No matter what stage of the process your employees are at, e-learning can help.
Adoption is Not Easy
Migrating from older technology to something new and shiny is hard. You want everyone to dive in and start using this wonderful new tool you’ve provided, but not everyone is convinced it’s worth their time. Or, more commonly, employees have adopted a part of the new software, but are still clinging to parts of the old process.
According to Forbes, there’s one reason collaboration tools fail in the workplace: lack of planning for social adoption.
E-Learning Can Help
Underutilizing technology is like buying a luxury yacht for the sound system: you’re wasting time and money by not taking advantage of everything you paid for. Technology is a big driver of efficiency in the workplace, but it’s only as good as its user.
An engaged, informed workforce will not only increase the positive outcomes, but it will also decrease the negatives.
Close Skill Gaps
Your employees all have different levels of understanding and ability when it comes to learning new technology, which means a large-scale rollout may have to be scrapped in favor of a more targeted approach. One of the most common migration challenges is skill gaps. Good training is the best way to close those gaps.
Prevent Data Loss and Corruption
Data loss and corruption are more common when employees are running duplicate solutions at the same time: if they are using the old system and learning the new, it’s easier to make costly mistakes, and harder to catch them.
E-learning courses focus on specific areas to help you and your team learn how to use your new collaboration platform. Interactive elements like videos and quizzes give employees a more well-rounded experience, allowing for some hands-on learning.
E-learning courses also create a multi-level education system, meaning each employee can take specific courses created for their job level.
All of this is in addition to the tried and tested instructions that are organized into helpful steps so your employees don’t feel overwhelmed.
Collaboration and E-Learning
With e-learning, employees have the tools to tailor their training to their own learning style and skill level. For those who need a top-to-bottom course on the communication software, a longer and more in-depth E-Learning Course is most helpful. For more tech-savvy team members, short, on-demand training videos (like those found in our Microlearning Library) are perfect as a refresher course or for filling small knowledge gaps.
Meet Me in the Cloud has a wealth of e-learning offerings to help accelerate the adoption process of your new collaboration platform by offering an interactive approach to learning Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams. Our offerings simplify each platform for you and your organization, so everyone can start using the new platform quickly and easily – at their own pace.
Allowing employees to take control of their collaboration education will not only lower costs and speed up adoption, but it will also give them a more positive work-life view. Take a look through all of our e-learning solutions.