There has been a significant shift in what business leaders need to prioritise when implementing workplace training methods that engage their employees.

When it comes to commercial skills training, there are always new ways in which business leaders can adjust their workplace learning methods in order to boost engagement throughout an entire hierarchy. Traditional workplace training methods typically consisted of face-to-face sessions which can prove to be time-consuming, less cost-effective and provide a lower return on investment.

On the other hand, modern methods serve to allow employees to actively participate in tasks and activities related to the goals of the business in several ways.

Virtual learning to improve commercial skills

Emerging technology has become a cornerstone of operations for businesses in any professional industry, and this should be replicated in workplace training. Virtual learning poses many benefits for companies in this regard.

As more and more processes are becoming digital to increase efficiency, using forms of virtual learning in workplace learning will enable employees to access an innovative platform on-the-go and be able to work through it at their own pace, giving them the flexibility to work in a way that suits them best. Giving employees information in short bursts means they are more likely to regularly revisit the material they need to improve within their roles. 

Virtual learning can be utilised through numerous mediums, including videos, podcasts and webinars, enabling people of all skill sets and ages to be able to develop their commercial skills in the workplace.

Introducing AI to implement new workplace training methods

More and more business leaders are introducing artificial intelligence into workplace training to streamline their operations. As AI will prove to play a significant role for years to come, it should be implemented into training programmes to allow individuals at all levels to improve their skills in this area. 

When the time eventually comes when a certain level of AI knowledge is required from each employee at a business, the transition will be much smoother if employees already possess core skills on the topic, which will ultimately save business leaders time and money long term.

Perceptual thinking to gain new forward-thinking commercial skills

Here at MDA Training, we utilise perceptual thinking methods, which are used to challenge how people digest information in specific ways, encouraging them to develop their commercial skills

Perceptual thinking methods can be utilised to allow individuals to learn in a way that will benefit them long term, as it is the process whereby the response to information can be improved in specific environments via various tasks. While a traditional workplace training programme will require all employees to learn in the same way, perceptual thinking works to identify how an individual learns best, which can be beneficial for business leaders looking to maximise productivity.

For more information on the perceptual thinking methods we use, please read our blog here.

The development of relevant commercial skills, as well as a significant return on investment from workplace training programmes, is certainly achievable when business leaders dedicate time and effort in discovering new ways in which to motivate their employees. In doing this, leaders are more likely to ensure continuity and reduce staff turnover.