E-learning: the tool for successful change management!


E-learning is an essential tool for effective change management and enables organisations to prepare employees for changes.

Ultimately, every company and organisation, big or small, faces change. For example, switching to a new software system, expanding with a new building, a merger, or a pandemic.

Change is always challenging, but in this blog, we mainly want to highlight the opportunities that change offers. After all, without change, no growth is possible!

And did you know that e-learning is the tool for making change management effective and positive?

How do you approach change within a company or organisation?

1. Explain clearly why change is necessary

One of the first steps in effective change management is communicating the need for change. It is important to clearly explain the reasons for the change in clear, understandable language.

Employees want to be involved in change and want to know where they “stand”. The more you can emphasise the benefits of the change for employees, the better!

2. Discuss the change process and desired behavior

Determining the desired change process and the type of behavior that will make the change run as smoothly as possible is essential. Identifying patterns or behaviors that need to be modified, and communicating openly about them with employees, are important parts of this.

Breaking habits and replacing them with new ones is key to successful change.

3. Make employees enthusiastic!

An effective communication strategy is crucial to get people involved in change. Providing employees with accurate and timely information and creating a positive vibe around change can make the difference between success and failure.

If employees are enthusiastic about the change and also clearly see what the change can bring them, they are much more likely to want to work for the change and make it a success!

How can e-learning support change processes in companies and organisations?

E-learning offers many advantages when it comes to preparing employees for a change within a company or organisation. E-learning enables organisations to quickly and effectively create training courses and make them available to employees online and anywhere in order to provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Self-directed learning

With e-learning, employees can learn at their own pace, which is convenient and important because not everyone learns in the same way or at the same pace.

Because the teaching material is available online, employees can learn when it suits them, which significantly increases the chance that employees will actually learn. For example, you can automatically offer the right content based on someone's behavior and choices that are made.

Real-time feedback

E-learning also enables organisations to provide real-time feedback to employees, which improves performance and holds employees accountable for their learning process, progress, and personal contribution to change. Communicate 1-on-1 with your agent or chat with your team.

How do you practically apply e-learning to change management?
E-learning can be used in change management to:

1. Perform preliminary evaluations. For example, organisations can determine the training needs of employees and offer targeted training.
2. Introduce and explain the plans for change to all employees, thereby conveying a consistent message.
3. Explain revised procedures and policies to employees, using visuals such as infographics and videos.
4. Explaining new tasks and business structures to employees, making them better prepared for the changes to come.
5. To measure and therefore to know. Many e-learning platforms keep statistics. For example, about the time an employee spends on the platform, the percentage of correct answers, progress, etc. This gives management an idea of at a glance employee progress in the change process.

With the right use of e-learning, organisations can make change effective and positive, and provide employees with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Thanks to the flexibility, accessibility and effectiveness of e-learning, organisations can prepare their employees for changes in a structured and engaging way and thus pave the way for success! Is your organisation ready for change? Contact us in the chat!

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