Knowledge is a key and fundamental resource of any business. It is also a competitive advantage and a tool for a successful business. The challenges that companies face today are related to flexibility and adaptability to the business, but also the ever-changing environment. This needs to be considered when educating employees because it is the employees who know.
Generations of the digital age
Nowadays, generations that acquire professional qualifications are also found through digital technologies. The Coronavirus pandemic called the use of digital technologies a compulsory educational activity, which should not be viewed in a negative context, but should be recognized as a major step forward in choosing employee education, and as an ideal education option before and after a pandemic.
What does e-learning provide to employees?
E-learning is very useful for employees because they only need a computer or mobile phone, and an Internet connection. So, they don’t have to leave their jobs, they don’t waste time, money, and the like. Employees can attend e-learning education whenever they want, regardless of colleagues, just as they can review the materials countless times. Through e-learning education, employees learn how to solve problems independently, but also how to cooperate. In addition, from a psychological and sociological point of view, e-learning is a good tool for education because it allows employees to better master a particular topic (due to the ability to view materials), allows new ways of interaction, improves social skills, and increases interest in education. Also, indirectly, e-learning improves employee communication competencies and the ability to use digital technologies.
What does e-learning provide to a business?
E-learning is an ideal way for entrepreneurs, i.e. managers to have constant insight into the process of educating their employees. It also provides a reliable, fast, and detailed system of monitoring and control of processes, progress, and achievements, individually or in groups. E-learning reduces the costs, i.e. financial costs required for employee education, as well as the time required to spend the same quality. Finally, e-learning provides the company with educated employees who represent the biggest competitive advantage of today.
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