Redefining Training and Development: Why It’s Time for a Methodology Makeover

Jamie Smith
L&D Specialist
Redefining Training and Development: Why It’s Time for a Methodology Makeover

Imagine a world where training and development programs no longer consist of the same old, tired techniques. Instead, these programs are tailored to the needs of the organization and its employees, utilizing innovative methodologies to create an unforgettable learning experience. That world is not far off, and it begs the question: Should we change our methodology for training and development?

The Shift in Employee Expectations

Today’s workforce is vastly different from what it was a decade ago. Millennials and Generation Z employees now make up the majority of the workforce, bringing with them new expectations, values, and learning styles. This shift requires organizations to rethink their approach to training and development.

“We’ve seen a huge surge in demand for more personalized, engaging learning experiences,” says an L&D professional at a Fortune 500 company. “Employees want training that is relevant to their role, their career path, and their personal growth. We need to change our methodology to meet these expectations.”

Blended Learning: The Future of Training and Development

One potential solution to these evolving needs is blended learning, a methodology that combines traditional face-to-face instruction with online learning materials. This approach allows employees to work at their own pace while still enjoying the benefits of in-person interaction with their peers and mentors.

“Blended learning has been a game-changer for our training programs,” says another L&D professional. “We can create customized learning paths for each employee, providing a more effective and engaging training experience.”

Embracing New Technologies

As technology advances, so too must our approach to training and development. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) are just a few examples of cutting-edge technologies that can be used to enhance the learning experience.

One company has leveraged VR to create immersive training simulations for its sales team, allowing them to practice their pitch in a realistic environment. “Our sales reps can refine their technique and gain confidence in a low-stakes environment,” says the company’s L&D manager. “The results have been astounding.”

Why Learnexus is the Answer

For organizations looking to change their methodology for training and development, Learnexus offers the perfect solution. Learnexus provides managers with a marketplace to quickly and easily find and hire freelancers with highly specific skills and experience in Learning & Development. By tapping into this vast pool of talent, companies can create tailored, innovative training programs that cater to the unique needs of their workforce.

Additionally, Learnexus offers a 47% cost saving and eliminates procurement issues with a single master services agreement. By saving managers time and money, Learnexus enables organizations to focus on creating the most effective training and development programs possible.