Insight

Is it time to mobilise your people?

We’re all used to being able to find the information that we need within seconds and at the touch of a button.

Mobile usage is so widespread that virtually every Kiwi over the age of 15 has a smartphone. And by 2020, millennials (who are used to having everything at their fingertips) will make up about half of the workforce.

Yet when it comes to L&D, many companies continue to avoid the use of mobile technology to provide either training (through MicroLearning) or performance support. The reasons for this are plentiful – businesses and managers are trying to prevent employees from being distracted, or they don’t think it’s needed.

However, when it’s your job to think ahead, it’s vital that you’ve considered all future possibilities – and when it comes to L&D, mobile is one of the most likely possibilities.

To avoid having to “retrofit” your training and support, consider the following questions:

  1. How do your people currently find and engage with information?
  2. How are you creating learning and development that will work with their preferred devices?
  3. How are you preparing your company for future technological advancements?

With technology taking over the world one mobile at a time, smart companies will ensure they’re planning for mobile if they don’t want to be left behind. So – how are you planning for it?