The 6 Reasons Your Written Training Materials Aren’t Working

We’ve probably all been there before. You start a new job at a company that you’re super excited to work for, and you’re all set to get your bearings, and get started in your new career.

 

At your onboarding session, everything is going incredibly well – and then, the HR director drops a fat binder full of written training materials on your desk, and asks you to read through all of it, and get back to them when you do.

 

This is a scenario that plays out over and over again in many corporate offices. Despite advances in eLearning technology and digital training platforms, many businesses use written training materials – which are hardly the future of education.

 

Written training materials do have a place in corporate training. Brief, easy-to-understand handbooks and manuals are effective at employee engagement, and for the development of employee skills. But it’s easy for companies to rely too much on written materials – and doing so can have a negative effect on your business. Here are a few of the reasons that your written training materials are not working.

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