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Five Steps TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL SHIFT TO DIGITAL LEARNING By Sivaramakrishnan Nochur LIKE ALL CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING IS CAUGHT UP IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SWEEPING THROUGH BUSINESS. Learning and development (L&D) teams, however, face specific challenges. For one thing, there's intense pressure to deliver digital training solutions that meet the standard of sophisticated, personalized experiences that employees are already accustomed to in everything from social networking to online shopping and bill paying. For another, as more companies begin to view training as an investment in engaging and retaining talent - and a competitive advantage - L&D teams are under pressure to deliver results. Reaping digital's potential takes careful planning. These five steps can help guide your transformation and create a solid foundation for results. ADAPTING TO THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM Going digital requires L&D teams to not only embrace digital infrastructure and solutions, but also connect with the entire organization. Digital puts an end to corporate silos. Information is fluid and easily shared. Feedback on learning programs, for example, can be instant and enterprise-wide: If employees 22 dislike the programs, the news ripples quickly across corporate social channels such as blogs and networking forums. If they embrace new initiatives, then the good reviews go similarly viral. (See Figure 1 on page 23.) The following five steps can help ensure your digital learning initiatives start strong, connect holistically with the organization, and generate superior results: 1 // RETHINK DELIVERY MODELS FOR MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS To accommodate user preferences and changing product strategies, today's businesses have to be more agile than ever. L&D teams need to be similarly flexible in terms of the training that supports the business. Digital delivery requires careful planning. For example, how will your organization ensure the effectiveness of digital learning solutions? What changes will need to be made to ensure solutions are cost effective and provide the desired outcomes? Before you build a new solution such as a sales training mobile app, it's helpful to pilot a limited-feature version with a small group of users and then collect feedback on it before you develop the full application. In addition, new concepts such as Minimal Viable Product L&D TEAMS NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE IN TERMS OF THE TRAINING THAT SUPPORTS THE BUSINESS.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Training Outsourcing 2015 Special Edition

Perspectives on Training Outsourcing
Table of Contents
Be the CEO of Your Learning Organization
Training as a Service: Making Training More Effective & Profitable
Finding the Right Training Partner to Minimize Risk in High Consequence Environments
Proving Your Relevance: How to Flex More Muscle Through Outsourcing
Defining the Link between Performance and Results
Higher Value Outsourcing: Moving to an Integrated Workforce Development Model
Five Steps to Ensure a Successful Shift to Digital Learning
I Don't Really Know' is No Longer an Option
Choosing the Right Training Partner & Modality to Achieve the Best Results
Transforming Learning and Development Through Training Outsourcing
Setting the 'Gold Standard' in Video E-Learning
10 Lessons for Success in Managed Learning
How to Select a Provider for Outsourcing Training Services
Three Rules to Begin a Great Partnership with a Custom E-Learning Provider
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Training Industry Magazine - Training Outsourcing 2015 Special Edition