The 3 Corporate Training Walls that Learning Automation Knocks Down

If you’re anything like me, you want a life full of meaning and value. 

I want my words and actions to be impactful. I long to matter to the people I care about. I don’t want to waste time or get to the end of my life and wish I’d done everything differently.

I think we as humans are hardwired for purposeful, meaningful work. One thing I’ve learned since I started working at Lessonly is that meaning in work is maximized when we harness the power of automation and AI to simplify tasks. Hang with me here…

Redundant work isn’t always enjoyable. Why? Because we’re people. When we spend time completing automatic, routinized tasks, we get bored. Instead of thinking big, we’re stuck in the details. Instead of creating and dreaming, menial tasks take over. Too much work like that and we find ourselves limited and unchallenged. Thankfully though, it’s 2019. We live in a world with automated machine learning and solutions to so many operational problems. 

Here’s what we’ve noticed about automation, specifically in the training space—it eradicates most training woes. People want to get better at their jobs, but they don’t like the hassle that has historically come with training. Up until recently, assigned training in an LMS has felt more like an inconvenience than actual help. But with great learning automation, training becomes intuitive and customizable. 

No joke, automation is the secret sauce that makes training impactful. Here are three walls we’re watching teams knock down with learning automation from Lessonly: 

“This is the way we’ve always done it.”

As soon as you catch yourself or your teammates saying things like this about your training, it’s time to try out some automation testing tools.

For decades, corporate learning has been dreaded by learners because the content hasn’t been presented in engaging, bite-sized pieces. It’s been more about compliance and less about professional growth. Learners have been burned too many times by computers regulating how adequately they’ve read, watched, or retained information before moving to the next lesson. At this point, people expect training to suck. But learning doesn’t have to feel like this.

Even though it seems like an oxymoron, automation in our LMS actually makes training more human. And you don’t have to learn automation testing to be able to take advantage of it. In Lessonly, creators and admins get to spend the bulk of their time building lessons and only a moment deploying it to the correct teams of people with the click of a button. There are unlimited learning benefits of automation; testing and challenging your learners’ expectations of training with Lessonly will make, “This is the way it’s always been done,” a phrase of the past. 

“Customizing training plans for each employee takes too much time.”

We think the term “learning management software” won’t need the “management” for too much longer. The more engineers test automation framework, the easier it will become to get training and enablement opportunities into the hands of the right people. The future of training involves little management and lots of triggered actions.

Building software requires certifications and degrees in instructional design, but with Lessonly, building lessons, administering training, and gathering feedback is as simple as sending an email. 

Lessonly is ahead of the curve here, in large part because our learning automation platform has an intuitive interface and user experience. Admins can schedule assignments and set up lessons to trigger when certain teammates display specific behaviors or request additional support in their roles. Learning automation makes learning automatic, and it allows managers to shift their focus from fumbling around in the LMS to developing better learners and healthier teams.

“Employees don’t really care about training.” 

According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Learning Report from last year, 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career. But, interestingly enough, the top reason listed for why they felt held back from learning was because they felt like they didn’t have time to learn. Here’s the thing—automated training makes training accessible 25/7. At least that’s what it feels like.

The numbers don’t lie—employees want training and development because when they feel equipped to succeed in their jobs, they Do Better Work and live better lives. Employees want training, they just want it prioritized and simplified by their companies. Enter AI, automation testing, and great UX? That’s the way to encourage a meaningful  culture of learning at work.

Make training automatic (and supersonic, hypnotic, & funky fresh) with Lessonly

Do you want to automate your team training? Lessonly is powerfully simple employee training software that helps teams learn, practice, and perform like never before. Teams across the world use our software to build and deploy ongoing training to win more and Do Better Work. And we’d love for one of those teams to be yours. Learn more by taking a tour or demo of Lessonly today.

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