Welcome to a win-win situation: Is your organization ready for the next digital transformation?

If 2020 taught us something is that the business environment is always changing.

Аs a significant amount of the workforce shifted to working from home in recent months the pressure to become a digitally focused organization was (still is) enormous.

The disruption, both good and bad, has forced a lot of organization to grapple with a challenge and face a change – where hybrid work becomes the new normal. This change has not only forced people to provide their own workspaces but has also taken over their homes.

And in this scenario, where companies indeed embrace digitalization, the heroes (except managers) are the employees. In a time of great uncertainty, we have read and witnessed thousands inspirational stories about team work from different countries, individual struggles, ups and downs from the kitchen office or the bedroom office, productive mothers and fathers who are working, cooking, playing with their kids, students forced to change their way of studying…

As I mention at the beginning, corona virus or not, business environment is always changing and leaders should keep up their employees to speed. Leaders of many organizations during the pandemic understood the skills gap of their teams and invest in training opportunities to ensure their people are ready to rise once again to the next challenge.

Training and development are the most important part of investing in your employees. If your employees are happy – customers will be as well. If that is not enough for managers to get the right kinds and amount of training for their teams, here are 5 reasons why it is a win-win situation.

Improved employee performance                  

Constant change and new technologies mean that staff is never finished with learning new skills and knowledge. And almost everyone who build an organization knows that people are the most important asset. If they are going to perform at their best, the organizational habit should be the habit of a lifelong learning.

“Many times, training is viewed as an important task but is put on the back burner because no one knows how to handle it effectively. It is important to highlight that online training gives the same outcome/certification as classroom training. One of the biggest advantages of eLearning from a corporate perspective is that the global training is in your local office. Secondly, it is cost-effective. Compared to classroom training, there are no travel costs and not time out of the office. If you’re training a globally distributed team, you can be reassured they are all receiving the same messages and being trained to the same standard”, says ITSM Zone’s Operations Manager, Kirsty Unila.

Simply said, the lack of training and development of your people can have a negative impact on their engagement and ambition.

Defining skills gap

Regardless of how the situation develops in the following year, steps have to be taken now to help companies adapt and get ready for the future. Leaders and managers need to understand the skills they have in their organisation now, and what they might need in future. This will allow them to plan the mix of training, recruitment and development that will fill any gaps.

Increased job satisfaction

Employees don’t leave a bad company – they leave a bad manager. Learning and growth opportunities are on employees to do list when they took the job – especially the millennials.

Feeling valued and invested in with the right approach, strategies and training is what nowadays people are looking from an organization. That is the only way to create a happier, more productive workplace where everyone wins.

Your organizational image will improve

Imagine the reviews on LinkedIn? Who in their right of mind would want to work with a company that treats its members as disposable assets?

These reviews of happy employees can boost your image with the customers and the wider public.

Remember: nobody in their right of mind would want to work with an organization that treats people as disposable assets

Your employees will thank you for it

Your team will also be grateful for the opportunities training brings them and more likely to stay loyal to your firm.

Now that you have the steps it is time to put them into action. Training and development provide both the individual and organisations as a whole with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.

What are you waiting for?

About the author

Ivana is a passionate marketing professional with a flair for design and online/offline platforms.

As a marketing executive her role is to oversee many aspects of a campaign throughout the entire lifespan of a product, service or idea. Her goal is to make sure that our customers are kept up to date with new products and the latest industry news.

Ivana Trajkovska

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