We get it: Small budgets and that one guy in HR who swears he took an instructional design course in college might sway you to get the job done in-house. And at times, it might even be adequate for less-important training or quick-fire leadership tips. But sometimes, trying to develop instructional design and training in-house could be an epic fail.
How do you know when you can go it alone and when it’s time to call in the pros? Check your needs against our list. If you answer “yes” to any of the following statements, it’s time to ditch the DIY stuff and hire an educated, experienced, and innovative instructional designer for your next training module.
You’re reducing large quantities of content.
Your old training took about five hours. You want to condense it down to 30 minutes. An instructional designer can tell you what to cut and how to keep all of the important information using storytelling, sequencing, and media.