Written training materials play an important role in corporate training. Many companies rely too much on written materials, however, which bring a negative effect on your business. Here are a few of the reasons that your written training materials are not working.
1. You’re loading employees up with too much content
If you give an employee, a ten-page document that outlines their basic job duties and other information, they’re likely to read and comprehend the whole thing. It’s straightforward and simple.
But when it comes to hundreds of pages all at once, they will easily get lost and not understand what they’re supposed to do. And once they start with their day-to-day job duties, they’re likely to ignore this documentation- and never look at it again.
2. Your materials are unclear or poorly written
Most corporate training materials can benefit from a rewrite or an edit. You want all of your training materials to be brief, consistent and have a clear purpose. Otherwise, it’s likely impossible or very difficult to understand.
3. There is no interaction
Sitting at a table reading through a corporate ethical responsibility handbook is not engaging. It’s a passive, relatively uninteresting task. With information, business scenarios, and human resource management policies- among other things, your training materials will be more effective and engaging.
4. There are no measuring tools
This is one of the biggest issues with a standard written corporate training handbook. Unless you’re planning on administering a written test- which is quite rare- you’re not really going to have any way to measure how well your employees understood your written documentation.
5. Employees do not understand the value of the courses
If participants don’t understand the value of the course, they are not going to engage with the course content. Everyone needs a purpose, and if your worker feel like your written training content is useless, they’re likely to ignore it, and carry on with other tasks.
The art of producing a brief and clear written training manual can be challenging once many are hooked with unnecessary information. At CTS we produce the most relevant and consistent training content with up-to-date insight and knowledge. Let us help you to unlock your people potentials with our courses here.