5 tips to hold your learners’ attention span

In an age of instant information, time-poor professionals are increasingly less attuned to spending long periods of time learning. Some statistics point to an alarmingly low learners’ attention span, including a much-quoted figure suggesting that humans now fall behind goldfish in their ability to focus, only being able to truly zone in for a miniscule eight seconds.

Sensational headlines aside, the truth is that the capacity people show for concentration actually depends, understandably, more on the presentation and usefulness of the information they are being given. The human brain is highly adaptable – and while it’s inevitable that some employees will be naturally more predisposed than others to paying proper attention, there are several straightforward steps you can take to ensure your messages get through and you hold your learners’ attention span.

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