There is no better words in sports than “Game 7.” It’s the pinnacle of pressure and competition. Tonight is Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series. – While it might not be currently but there is no arguing that baseball is America’s favorite pastime. One of the game’s most famous players was a player named Hank Aaron better known as “Hammerin Hank”. Aaron is most famous for hitting 755 career home runs, a record that stood from 1976 to 2007 until Barry Bonds broke it. But what’s interesting is – Hank had 799 more singles than Barry Bonds did in his career. Hank wasn’t just a homerun guy, he was arguably the best, most well-rounded player in the history of the game. He did what it took to help his team win and that wasn’t just swinging for the fences.
The same is true in corporate learning. It isn’t just about being great at one thing – like learner enrollment or test scores. It’s about being a well-rounded department that focuses on employee growth, powerful development programs, and innovative thinking. It’s hitting singles and doing the small things that add up to be great.
To improve corporate learning in your organization here are three strategies to evaluate against to ensure you are ahead of your learners and not just reacting to a current need:
- Mobile Learning. 51% of total time spent on the Internet is spent on mobile devices. For the first time it’s pulled ahead of personal computers. The mobile movement is on! Your LMS’s ability to be accessed from an iPhone isn’t mobile learning and it isn’t going to cut it. Think mobile-first.
- Microlearning. As learners’ screens have shrunk, so have their attention spans. The average learner on an hour-long webinar is going to be distracted 22 Times! Align by keeping your content short – under 4 minutes is the sweet spot.
- Content Medium. Facebook users view 4 billion videos per day! Now it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that most learners in organizations are on Facebook. Video is the preferred medium.
Channel your inner “Hammer Hank” and make corporate learning an important part of your organizations success. Start with these 3 strategies, but don’t limit yourself. Get creative and stay ahead of the curve!
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John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft and Host of the Follow My Lead Podcast. He is passionate about the development of people. He writes, and speaks about modern leadership and learning techniques. You can find him on instagram @johngeades.