How to Motivate Learners: 5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Training Effective in the Modern Age

The world of employee training has evolved significantly over the past decade, largely because modern learners are unlike those in generations past. Today, learners have jam-packed schedules, short attention spans and are constantly distracted by mobile devices.

Training was once a “time out” from the rest of the day, requiring blocks of time devoted to learning a job-applicable skill or set of policies. Now, workers want to train while they are doing other tasks so they can keep pace with their responsibilities.

While some employers may view this evolution as a barrier towards workplace training, in fact, education is easily modified to accommodate the unique characteristics of the modern learner. In addition, as baby boomers retire and the workforce is taken over by millennials who have grown up using technology, employers will be forced to develop training methods that reach their increasingly distracted and tech-savvy workers. Here are five ways to make your workplace training effective in the modern age.

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