Shop floor as a starting point – knowledge mnagement in the field
E-Learning for a self-determined learning culture
Practical shop floor experiences and field-tested methodological competences (esp. project management) combined with self-determined learning generate the highest learning success.
Theory and practice are combined within the company and build an integrated, implemented and communicated knowledge across all levels within the organisation.
The constant qualification of employees is perceived as increasingly difficult by many companies, as the product life cycles are getting shorter and shorter and require constantly new knowledge. But internal processes are also accelerating.
In order to avoid costly and timely internal or external loops of coordination, project managers are increasingly being asked to foster the qualifications of their employees / team members on their own. This results in a new culture of education and professional development.
Project managers provide their knowledge, prepare courses independently – or with the support of specialist staff for visual and textual communication – and let employees actively participate in their own qualification. Viadesk’s e-learning tool “Coursepath” has established itself with great success in the agile project management of ProGemma – from the shop floor to the management levels (high employee and user acceptance).
The following 3 steps are essential:
- Providing knowledge effectively
PDFs and e-mail have some blind spots because they are lost in the flood of news and are quickly outdated and forgotten. This is where e-learning comes into the picture. A central training platform with all relevant training and further education offers is always available and always up to date. This requires intuitive tools that can be used and updated without outside help.
- Tracking the learning success
This is an achievement of e-learning in business: documents are no longer sent and hoped to be read. Instead, it is audit-proof to check who took part in the training. In addition, test questions can be created and answered by the participants. Transparency is not only of great importance to the company, but also helps participants to assess and evaluate their own qualifications and further learning needs.
- Involving and motivating employees
What is essential for modern employee development and education? An employee is no longer seen as mere consumer and recipient! He shapes and designs in every possible way. A famous concept is „employee-led-learning“. Accessing content is timely flexible and every personal mobile device is supported. Employees are fully self-determined and flexible – even (and especially) shop floor, the place where ‘action takes place”.
Motivating employees through participating in the designing process
The employee both gives and expects feedback. That means, he is involved in creating and improving content. As soon as a qualified employee starts to create new courses, e.g. about new skills such as digitalisation, an active, self-sustaining learning culture is created.
E-Learning – a central role in linking knowledge management and the development of employees