Six of the best... Stories about the future of learning
Let’s dive deeper into the art of workplace learning and uncover new ways technology can help people become more skilled and better informed. Check out these six articles that dig into the methods and the data behind the innovations that keep our minds growing and businesses evolving.
01. Let’s talk about the virtual reality advantage in employee training.
What we learned: Even with shrinking budgets and the complications of remote work, surveys show that virtual reality training is highly effective in quickly upskilling employees.
Why you should read: The proof is in the data. These charts and graphs from PwC can help us understand the benefits of learning in virtual reality so businesses can stay resilient in shifting financial and work environments
02. Should workplace learning be part of the job? Employees say yes.
What we learned: According to this report from SHRM, more and more employees want to develop skills that will prepare them for new roles and responsibilities. It’s up to their leaders to deliver.
Why you should read: While 88% of employers say they have good or excellent upskilling opportunities, only 53% of their workers agree. Learning why this discrepancy exists can help us close that gap to keep teams happy and businesses thriving.
03. How can we design VR for different attention spans?
What we learned: People with different attention spans all require varying levels of interactivity and rewards to stay engaged.
Why you should read: Every day, it gets harder and harder to keep people’s attention. These five considerations can better inform your virtual reality design decisions so you can hold the focus of your audience — leading to better experiences and information retention.
04. Introducing your next teaching assistant: ChatGPT.
What we learned: Artificial intelligence programs like ChatGPT are lightening the workloads of L&D teams while making employee learning more personalized and impactful.
Why you should read: Employee education needs to be a priority for every business, but those working in learning and development are often bogged down in mundane tasks. AI can enable and automate new capabilities that will dramatically improve training while reducing hours worked.
05. As businesses transform, so should their training.
What we learned: Not only do VR learners complete training up to four times faster, they’re also 275% more confident when acting on what they learned.
Why you should read: Virtual reality is becoming the next big thing in workplace training. Knowing how partners like Talespin can better teach and re-skill your team will help employees adapt to changing business environments faster so you don’t get left behind.
06. Practice makes perfect — especially for difficult conversations at work.
What we learned: The only time employees and leaders practice difficult work conversations is when they’re actually having them. That’s a problem.
Why you should read: Teaching workers how to handle these conversations beforehand can lead to calmer and more empathetic relationships between teammates and clients. By leveraging virtual reality to simulate these circumstances, we can help workers prepare more effectively.