Hewlett-Packard’s CEO, Lew Platt, hit the nail on the head when he said: “If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive.”
Tapping into your employees’ unlimited skills and knowledge can truly transform your organization.
Originally posted March 6, 2019
In part 1 of this six-part blog series on Employee-generated Learning (EGL), we gave you an introduction to EGL. We also offered a short overview of the five stages for producing high-quality employee-generated content.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at stage 1: Initiation – providing your employees with the right tools.
EGL has many benefits for workers across your organization. But there are some specific advantages too for the employees who are putting the content together. They include:
Deepening their knowledge. Before explaining a concept to someone else, expert employees will often go the extra mile to understand it better themselves. This allows them to expand their existing knowledge and become better at explaining it.
Establishing their expertise. Helping others improve their understanding of a particular topic allows employees to increase their status as an expert.
Increasing their professional value. Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing can dramatically improve an employee’s credibility and professional value.
Speed up the circulation of knowledge in your organization by enabling employees to create content themselves.
There are different tools available for developing an EGL program. To decide which one is best, you’ll have to look at the needs of your organization.
No matter which authoring tool you choose, remember that most of your employees won’t have any experience with creating e-learning. This means you’ll need to select an authoring tool with a ‘zero learning curve.’ In other words, one that’s as easy to use as possible.
Below, we’ve listed several criteria you need to consider when making that decision. We’ve also included ways in which Easygenerator can help you meet those criteria.
There are plenty of criteria to consider when choosing the right authoring tool for your organization. But given the importance of a zero learning curve, none are quite as important as choosing a tool that’s easy to set up and use.