Making training engaging, productive, and even fun has always been tough, but data from a new study suggests some new challenges:
- Only 24% of organizations have started in-person indoor training.
- Only 34% of people are totally comfortable with in-person indoor training and prefer virtual training.
- 81% of companies would require socially distanced seating for a traditional classroom training indoors.
- 47% of employers would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- Only 40% of people are willing to travel to attend an in-person training.
One possible solution is to offer two types of learning: in-person and virtual. Start in-person events involving only those workers who are completely comfortable with the situation. They are more likely to be engaged and focused, without the distraction of colleagues who are nervous or uncomfortable. At the same time, employees who prefer to train virtually are likely to appreciate the opportunity to participate in training on their terms. As a result, they too will be less distracted and more focused as well.