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Creating a High-Performance Culture in an era of EdTech transformation

One clear positive to come out of the global pandemic is the acceleration in digital transformation.

The need for organisations to adapt their systems quickly during this time resulted in a supercharged pace of transformative change in Learning & Development.

What had been an estimated five-year roadmap for many Learning & Development departments was expedited to a matter of months.

In the era of remote and hybrid working, creating a high-performance culture has proved challenging, though it can be solved by bringing upskilling to the forefront.

EdTech (education technology) is predicted to shape the future of learning and meet the ongoing challenge of skills shortages.

This revolution is not expected to be a temporary change, but a long-term solution.

What is EdTech?

Historically, education has remained the same for hundreds of years. Technology is changing that rapidly.

EdTech encompasses everything that blends digital and educational. From digital learning platforms to mobile learning apps, gamification and virtual reality techniques.

As the workplace faced major disruption at the start of the pandemic, there was a massive investment into tech that facilitated remote and hybrid work.

But it’s important to note that EdTech has been on the rise even before the disruption of the pandemic.

Technology has embedded itself throughout society and has transformed the way we consume content, businesses have seen the positive widespread of technology from improving collaboration to remodeling data collection and analysis.

Take the healthcare sector, for example, the sector uses a broad range of technology to improve efficiency and health services.

EdTech is becoming known as Digital Learning due to the increase of use by companies, individuals, and the educational sector.

The tools of EdTech make it easier for teachers to create personalised lesson plans and learning experiences creating a sense of inclusivity to boost the learning capabilities of all students no matter the age.

Because of this, EdTech has completely revolutionised Learning & Development functions as we've known them.

 

The impact of tech on education

Online platforms, apps, and new learning formats have widely improved access to education, as well as enhancing the learning process itself.

eLearning is extremely scalable, allowing leading L&D professionals to reach multiple employees at the same time, wherever they locate.

Forbes says: “How we teach must change to reflect the rapid digitization that is taking place across all industries, not just education.”

As EdTech develops as an industry, we can expect:

  • Increased digitised content and online learning
  • More collaborative, project-based, and problem-based learning – better reflecting the modern workplace
  • Increased immersive learning – using tech like VR and AR to bring subjects to life

 

What this means for the workplace

As businesses shift to fully remote or hybrid workplaces, helping employees enhance their skills can seem to be more difficult, though that doesn’t have to be the case.

Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. Their generation, unlike any other before, support companies that represent something that goes beyond corporate profits.

The bottom line - millennials want to work for and consume from ethical, diverse, and inclusive companies. Companies that are willing to invest in them.

 

EdTech is providing solutions

EdTech has transformed Learning & Development functions by improving the employee learning experience.

Closing the skills gap

Businesses must adapt continuously to survive (and thrive!). One of the most cost-effective ways to do this is upskilling employees.

It’s predicted that 60% of all talent will need to be upskilled in the next five years as new digital skills e.g. (software coding, data analytics) are needed for new digital jobs. 

Accessible online learning enables employers to offer growth opportunities within the company.

Enhanced, personalised learning

EdTech solutions meet the needs of employees, wherever they’re located. This makes learning accessible to all.

Digital training software gives you the ability to personalise employee training. Personalised learning experiences and custom learning pathways based on individual needs provide the most beneficial learning experience.

Organisations can also utilise analytics to form better learning content that is intuitive to the learners' experience.

Continuous learning environment

A culture focused on high performance helps boost general employee experience and engagement as well as company performance. Fostering an environment of continuous learning helps to navigate the issues of skill gaps, which is essential to creating a high-performance culture.

Talent acquisition and retention

Promoting a strong learning culture sets organisations in good stead to attract and retain diverse talent.

 

How do you build a high-performing environment in this era?

High-performance individuals use their skills to collaborate, innovate and produce great, consistent results.

People value strong learning cultures, and the right environment can improve your ability to nurture, attract, and retain employees.

Let’s walk through how to create and develop a high-performance culture in the age of the modern workplace.

Review your current learning culture

Is your organisation open and progressive with learning? Are you encouraging your employees to upskill their practices and skillsets? Do you have tools in place to assist them with learning?

Encourage development in all employees

People are keen to learn and develop professionally. By setting ongoing learning goals and encouraging teams to grow, a powerful workforce has room to develop and you form an open learning environment. This leads to streamlined processes and an engaged, committed team.

Hire L&D Specialists

eLearning specialists are here to help you with all of this. In a variety of organisations, they play a key role in the delivery of knowledge. L&D professionals contribute to employee growth and personal, ongoing development.

Recruiting L&D professionals? Your corporate culture won't cut it