Collaborative working has become a prime necessity for organisations, large or small, which have teams working on various projects - and training is no different. Fostering a collaborative working environment and making use of specific collaboration tools offers several benefits over conventional training methods.
Overall, real-time team collaboration can make the process smoother when training participants are offsite and in multiple locations. Moreover, teamwork is enhanced and it is easier to track the learning and progress of every participant, ensuring they are all on the same page, whether it be the trainer and their team, or the trainees.
In this post, we discuss the major advantages of collaborative working for training purposes.
Reach Beyond Physical Boundaries
As one of the key elements of boosting collaborative working, a cloud-based platform can make training easier and more flexible. It doesn’t matter where a trainer is conducting a session, the entire team can be available from anywhere in the world, simply by utilising the same platform.
This saves both the session conductors and those being trained the time and money associated with normal commuting costs, which are often incurred when travelling to a physical training location.
Additionally, training presentations can be updated during a session, without the training provider going off-track to update or make changes to the slides. A session can be being conducted in the UK, while another training provider in a different location can update the presentation in real-time. All that is required is a common cloud platform and a good internet connection.
Save effort and resources
Finding where to save time and resources can prove challenging for many organisations, but collaborative working can help overcome such difficulties.
Instead of one person working for several hours on a project or a presentation, each team member can share the workload and complete tasks together. This not only makes teamwork and training quicker and more efficient, but it also saves money being spent on additional resources.
Members of a team can create a presentation, upload and collaborate on a document and track changes, using a secure, cloud-based platform. Moreover, the process is transparent as each team member can see each other’s work and make the necessary changes or comments.
The result of this is workloads are shared, and an interactive, knowledge-sharing environment combining the strengths of many people is created, improving the overall standard of work and training.
Productivity is greater
In a time when the world is becoming virtually smaller, gathering and utilising information in real-time has become essential. A cloud-based platform is highly advantageous for a training organisation to make necessary changes on-the-go and keep teammates updated with the latest information.
Information is easily accessible, reducing the time spent on admin tasks and searching for key documents. This means training providers can focus their central efforts on the important tasks which will bring the greatest benefit to those being trained.
To conclude, collaborative working tools are a must for every training organisation today, particularly as they save time, money and work in real-time. Likewise, collaboration is not affected by geographical distances and can be used to present, train and share knowledge globally.
Teammates are able to work together to provide their own knowledge and expertise and make training presentations better. Changes can be made on-the-go, or even while the training is in progress so the session provider doesn’t have to interrupt the learning process.
Working in a collaborative manner and utilising one of the many great tools out there can advance the growth of trainees, while making the training approach easier, quicker and more efficient for session providers.