Why Microlearning Works and How to Get It Right
Talk to any employee, student, intern, manager, or executive, and they’re likely to say the exact same thing: “Oh, I’ve sat through my share of training sessions that seemed to take forever.”
No matter how engaging the content may be, after a few minutes, our minds start to wander to “what’s for lunch?” or “gosh, I’ve got a stack of unfinished tasks I need to deal with as soon as this is over.” If the training is in-person, you do your best to look engaged. And if it’s virtual, who hasn’t adjusted the playback speed just to get through the whole thing faster?
Too much workplace training is like this: long, boring, and seemingly irrelevant. Is it any surprise that employees don’t retain the information they’re supposed to be absorbing? And what a shame too because most employees truly want to do better at their jobs. Plus, the pace of modern business requires constant updating of professional skills, just to remain current.
What if there were a method of instruction that was fast, engaging, effective, and job-specific?