One of the most common problems when it comes to both employee training and general performance is engaging with the people that work for you. After all, it is not an easy job to get an office excited about spreadsheets and graphs. However, there are a few ways to get your employees looking forward to training. And one of the most successful ways to do this is through the use of live streaming.
Live streaming is a way to interact with an audience in real time and is something that has a substantial effect on the workforce. That doesn’t mean you should stream your employees in the office, at their desks, filling spreadsheets. There are ways to utilize live streaming technology to get positive results, and in this article, we will show you how live streaming and video training courses can improve employee training tenfold (on top of building upon your eLearning content strategy).
Seminars are a big part of business. You can use seminars as a networking tool and as a way to train a large number of people at the same time. But let’s be honest, they aren’t the most fun things to attend, and you might have noticed flu season rapidly picking up in the office when a few seminars are on the office calendar.
And that’s where live streaming comes in; you can set up a live streaming device in any seminar so your employees can watch it and take part from the comfort of the office. This has two benefits: not only does this create a “no excuses” aspect of attending a seminar, but it also brings the office together and creates a fun learning atmosphere for both new and veteran employees. That’s right; live streaming can make learning fun.
Host Q&A sessions
After employee training people tend to have a lot of questions. The problem is that after a long day of filling in forms and dealing with all of the aspects of training; your employees might be a little tired, wanting the day to end. That doesn’t mean there is no room for questions, the next day you don’t have to arrange a big meeting; you can simply stream live a Q&A session that allows your employee’s questions to be answered from their desks or cubicles.
Not only does this add an aspect of anonymity to proceedings, which helps with getting employees to divulge what is honestly on their minds, it is also a chance for employees to get to know their colleagues and managers in a simple yet engaging fashion.
Show examples of how to create a product
If part of your employee training involves a practical aspect of creating a product, there is no better way to communicate exactly what you want than through a live streaming service. Promotional training videos are dated, boring, and people have seen them so many times they immediately switch off as soon as the monotone narrator sets the scene. However, with the use of live streaming you can bring some excitement into training and involve some of the veteran employees who can train the newer employees better than any promotional training video that exists.
Customer service training
If your employees need to be trained in a customer service role, an excellent way to spice up their employee training plan is to live stream interactions with actual customers. This will give your employees a real look into what the job entails and how to deal with certain rare scenarios as well as the day to day issues that may arise. All you have to do is make sure that the customers know they are live streamed, and you are good to go.
Live streaming has so many capabilities and will turn your employee training into less of a chore and more of an engaging and enjoyable experience, take note of some of the tried and tested methods above and start implementing them today.
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