For 15 years as a sports agent, I worked with some of the top athletes and coaches in the world. Besides their immense talent and hard work, what they all shared in common was a genuine desire to get better, and a real curiosity about how to do that. They were constantly studying the game and seeking the latest technology and analytics to give them feedback that they could use to improve their performance.
We all have those people inside of our organizations too. Lifelong learners tend to be successful in any field and e-learning gives us a tremendous platform to engage our employees and teams. That strengthening of skills and broadening of understanding translates to higher confidence, greater productivity, and higher performance. By challenging employees, e-learning keeps team members engaged and motivated.
We all know the value of e-learning. The challenge is how to ensure that we deliver it in a way that works. With only 1440 minutes in a day, and a to-do list vying for attention, how do you squeeze in valuable e-learning?
In order to successfully deploy e-learning within your organization, you should identify the roles that will help ensure the content is delivered in a way that resonates with your team. I like to call these two important roles, “coaches” and “team captains”.
The best approach is to take a page from the world of sports. In HR, we in many ways serve as coaches for our employees. We provide them with feedback to help improve their performance and ensure that they have the resources and tools for success. We do everything we can to put them in a position to succeed.
The Team Captain
But every great coach has great leaders inside his or her team that they rely on. These team captains have an internal pulse on the team and know what it takes to get buy-in. Team captains are what you need to ensure that e-learning isn’t just available, but sticks.
So before you roll our your next e-learning program, think about who those team captains are inside of your organizations. Get their buy-in, encourage their feedback, and ask for their support. Think of e-learning as another way to strengthen your team’s collective muscle.
About the Author
CEO | Keynote Speaker | Author
Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.