A few years ago, remote training, known as virtual training, was almost unheard of, but the last one year, the dreadful Covid19 came along with sudden and swift changes that led to its adoption. Virtual workplace training was the only available option, and those who embraced remote training are now surviving in the middle of a pandemic.
Still, with large companies like Google and other service providers offering handsome opportunities to use their platform to virtually train employees, many organizations are still trailing behind. Let us unearth reasons why many substantial organizations are yet to start virtual workplace training.
Limited access to information
In an office setting, let’s say open office layout, the process of sharing information from one employee to another is quite simple and free. The traditional approach was simply taking some files or whatever information you have to your destination or handing out some brochures for training purposes.
Now that you are in a dark room alone with your computer, things start tightening up if a specific piece of information is not traceable on your screen. Or a common problem is when you are not connecting with your trainer.
The concept of lack of information can be solved by answering W3H (when, where, why and how) when refers to time, where shows the location and why points out the reason while how is the methodology. Before you set up any virtual workplace training, make sure your employees have accurate information on time, venue and training methodology.
Internet connections are the common cause of technical challenges affecting virtual workplace training. Imagine while browsing, you keep experiencing slow internet connection and buffering; what will happen to virtual workplace training where many people are connected on a single network infrastructure?
Technical challenges bring remote training to a halt. Such problems should serve as the basis for developing an efficient virtual training infrastructure in the future.
Virtual training always finds many employees in comfort zones- at home. It is difficult to train while surrounded by a gang of young and eager children who also want to get a piece of whatever information you are getting from your computer. It is fun, but in the end, you will come out of training empty, and that is a potential problem.
Sometimes, if you live at the heart of noisy cosmopolitans, concentrating even on a thirty-minute training session is non- negotiable.
For an effective training program, employees must strike a balance between family and work. Also, create a quiet workspace far from urbanization undertakers.
All along, from high school to college, you have been learning/ training with classmates. And now you are here alone trying to set up a virtual workplace training station! things will be difficult! However, Collaborating with social-oriented training platforms is the best way to avoid social aloofness.
Virtual workplace training approaches at a sloth speed due to technical challenges, distraction and lack of information. Social distance is necessary for curbing the spread of covid19, but it’s one of the killers of virtual training.