Covid-19 has challenged, sometimes radically, the traditional approach to work. Even before the pandemic, the world of work had undergone transformations, but the recent crisis has brought new and substantial changes. It is important that everyone is aware of these changes, as priorities, resources, roles, and operating models need to be established and reassessed.
In this time of great change, to be proactive, it is important to focus on our best knowledge and be aware that these phases of crisis sometimes bring out the most skilled interpreters of renewal. Staying abreast of the times and being able to adapt quickly to new challenges and needs are skills that we should all have or acquire over time.
In this paradigm shift, the acquisition of new skills is the focus. HR managers are starting to put the individual at the centre, wanting to guarantee training but also mental well-being within a dynamic and participatory context with platforms and strategies designed ad hoc. The aim of this transformation is to make the worker grow and feel comfortable in a working world that is evolving.
The Cfmt (which stands for “Centro di formazione management del terziario”, an Italian high-level training centre) has selected the seven post-Covid 19 corporate training trends:
- E-learning, distance learning: with the pandemic, remote work has increased dramatically, so distance learning is also growing more and more. This type of distance learning modality is having a real boom both in terms of training courses carried out 100% online, and those carried out in blended mode, i.e., mixed where a digital platform is used alongside traditional classroom teaching;
- Microlearning, i.e., constant training but divided into small parts: nowadays there are many forms of learning, including podcasts, which are a practical and pleasant tool for microlearning because they allow constant and parcelled-out training;
- New tools for collaboration: thanks to the development of the digital world, new tools and platforms for learning have been and will continue to be created. In today's context, to be effective there is a need to have well-structured content and the objectives must be clear and specific. In addition, the materials provided by the platforms must be intuitive and engaging, users must immediately be able to understand the topic, and the platforms must be user-friendly. The "smart" approach is definitely the winning one;
- Mobile learning (M-learning), training through mobile devices means using gamification and sharing on social networks. It is important to be flexible, after all, with smartphones we can do training at any time of our free time. The rise of mobile learning has come about as a result of the growing awareness that people are looking for high quality learning experiences through a more accessible format;
- Health and wellness training. Today, more than ever, training on these areas is essential. So alongside courses on workplace safety, it's important to add webinars or appointments aimed at mental wellbeing.
- Social learning: learning and sharing knowledge with colleagues. Social learning adopts the 70:20:10 learning model whereby 70% of one's knowledge comes from on-the-job experience (informal learning), 20% from interaction with others (social learning) and 10% from structured training (formal learning);
- Soft skills, or that set of soft skills that are very important in the working world, perhaps more so than the hard skills that refer to technical and professional skills acquired through experience. Examples of soft skills are creativity, communication and collaboration, and agile thinking. Skills that will become a must.
Continuing to train is therefore important and essential in today's context and adapting to change is what allows companies to remain well positioned in the market!
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