Combat Virtual Work Fatigue With Microlearning

Workers are busier than ever, and according to a new study, even in the early days of the pandemic, 73% reported feeling exhausted citing no separation between work and life (27%) and unmanageable workloads (21%) as top reasons.

With many companies going remote for the foreseeable future, it’s difficult to get your team to sit down and take, much less engage with, a formal eLearning course.

Enter microlearning

Microlearning has been around for a while, but this may be the first time you’ve been asked to create microlearning and you’re probably wondering what’s the best way to create an engaging micro-course.

Start with these 3 best practices and you’ll be well on your way to creating awesome microlearning

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Using Game-Based Training Personas To Understand Learners

Learning through play at work. There’s never been a better time to introduce some fun, with mental health and employee engagement so top-of-mind in organisations, as people are stuck at home, and spending more screen time than ever.

One of the best ways to engage people is through the power of games. Game-based training is simply more fun than many traditional eLearning courses. And while not new to the L&D world, there is a new approach that is making gamification more powerful and relevant than ever before.

Why Invest in Game-Based Training?

With so many people into gaming, over the past few years (*91% of Australian households own a gaming device and two thirds playing games regularly) it’s no surprise there is a comfort and an appetite for game-based training, with many organisations now prioritising it in their L&D programs.

After all, nearly 9 out of 10 respondents to one survey say they are happier at work because of game-based training. Games can make employees less stressed and more motivated, productive and engaged.

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Making Compliance Training Fun

Ban Boring eLearning - Making compliance training funThe power of fun. It has a way of engaging us, even when the topic of conversation is rather dry and boring.

Imagine a compliance video covering harassment and discrimination and ethical issues. Typically, the L&D department will use scare tactics and other traditional methods to reinforce the pitfalls and repercussions of non-compliance.

Now imagine a TV-styled talk show called Workplace Tonight! which tackles the dreary topic of codes of conduct – and imagine that the host is called “Acton Nicely” … kind of brings a smile to your face already, doesn’t it?

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Creating an Irresistible Organisation

Creating an irresistible organisation

As we start the new financial year, we take stock of where we’ve come from.

The pandemic was a Black Swan event, putting organisations through an intensive stress test – and there were some major lessons learned that will stand us all in good stead for future events.

This month, on the World At Work podcast, renowned industry analyst and researcher Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte was interviewed. His focus was squarely on the back-to-work (or hybrid work) strategy, and the employee experience.

In the spotlight is creating an irresistible employee experience, and how organisations can use this to attract and retain talent.

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Are You Training for Radical Flexibility?

Are you training for radical flexibility? 50% of employees will resign over flexibility. Train to retain

50% of employees will resign over flexibility … How can L&D train to retain?

Last year, restrictions and lockdowns forced many organisations to rethink not only how they operate, but where they operate from. With many closing their offices permanently as a result.

Perhaps oddly, this has been a good thing – with research indicating greater productivity gains by saved commuting times, and fewer distractions.

The new flexible world of work has changed the landscape and mindset of workers and employers alike – symbolised by the success of WFH (work-from-home), which has become something of a household acronym.

Now, new research from Ernst & Young Global Ltd. has revealed that almost half of Australian and New Zealand workers are likely to resign from their current position if they can’t work when they want.

And with growing optimism in the economy and job markets, underpinned by a shortage of workers and skilled migration pools – employees are increasingly empowered to vote with their feet to find the work flexibility that suits their needs and lifestyle.

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