Many of us are used to figuring out the ins and outs of a new job on our own. In fact, 59% of employees receive no workplace training. This lack of training can leave employees confused and unsatisfied: 74% of workers feel like the lack of learning opportunities prevents them from reaching their full potential.
Luckily, microlearning, a new and progressive training model, can address the flaws in traditional workplace training. Microlearning provides bite-sized training and educational opportunities that fit into the daily workflow. It can improve employee focus and retention by up to 80%, making it an extremely useful tool when it comes to productivity and employee satisfaction.
Microlearning works in several ways. It addresses a single objective, which helps employees master certain tasks before moving onto something new. It also engages employees through activities, which help participants practice the skills they are learning. Similarly, microlearning involves questions and nudges to ensure that learners continue to practice and understand critical topics.
Microlearning meets workers where they are, cuts costs, increases efficiency, and is much more accessible than traditional workplace training. Microlearning is the future of workplace training, so being aware of its attributes and benefits will be helpful when navigating future workplaces.