In Part 2 of Making Technology work for Your Organisation, we share another 3 tips which may be of benefit in a technology-driven organisation.
- Communicate with stakeholders
Get your key stakeholders involved early on to get LMS project buy-in. Regular communication throughout the lifetime of the project will help build a network of champions aligned around key outcomes. Furthermore, a campaign to get all employees engaged prior to launch will help drive interest and uptake. Clear and ongoing messaging with all stakeholders is needed to ensure the longevity of the project.
2. Invest in adequate and ongoing training
“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.”Benjamin Franklin
Many LMS projects fail due to their under utilisation. Getting key staff sufficiently trained in using all aspects of the platform will lead to the LMS being adequately utilised and the best learning experiences being created and deployed. Training should be a phased approach – no one can remember everything about a new system after their first training session. However, with time and use of the system, intermediate and advanced staff training sessions may be needed to reflect increasing competency in using the LMS.
3. Maintain the simplicity
Rather than launching a LMS with every customisation and ‘you beaut’ feature, it may be less confronting to staff managing the system to have a phased approach to bringing in new integrations and customisations. Allowing your staff time to get comfortable and competent at using the standard LMS will be less daunting then requiring them to know everything about every feature from the get-go.