Learning Management systems (LMS) are the best way to encourage growth and development among employees in any organization. One needs to choose the right LMS for the organization, and most of all, ensure that it will be successful. A good LMS will help in motivating employees, improving processes, and increasing productivity. However, all this will be actualized if the LMS is successfully introduced to the employees.
The most important thing to do before introducing LMS is to ensure that the employees are ready to learn otherwise your LMS will not suffice. There are, therefore, some measures you need to take to successfully promote LMS. These are:
• Promote a learning culture among employees
As the owner of the organization, it is upon you to ensure that your employees develop a learning culture. You can do this by constantly giving them work that will challenge them to research and know more. Choose a strategy that will work well with your company.
By doing this, you will be laying a foundation for a productive learning management system
• Create awareness
Before you officially introduce your LMS, you can mention it to your employees, or even ask them what they know about LMS. Apart from that, you can also use email marketing where you send emails t all your employees informing them about LMS.
Most importantly, if you have department leaders, make sure they know everything about the LMS. This will make your work easier when it comes to finally introduce the LMS to the rest of the team.
You can also choose to show short video clips of how an LMS is used or an example of a successful organization that uses LMS.
• Carry out LMSs workshops.
This is where you officially launch your LMS. During the workshops, you ought to give a comprehensive but brief introduction of the system. Explain how it works and all the features it has. You can then carry on and describe the type of content it has and how one can access the information.
The number of workshops will depend on the nature of your organization and the size of your workforce.
• Do a follow-up.
After introducing the LMS, try and see how the employees are interacting with it. Note the ones that have embraced it and use them to encourage those that are still reluctant. You can even get feedback from both ends to know the best approach to use.
• Put up a reward system.
Encourage the employees to make use of the LMS by putting in place rewards and incentives. After knowing how the employees are adapting to the LMS, you should then be in a position to know the kind of rewards that will solve the problem at hand.
This will also create competition amongst them and will consequently challenge those that are not proactive.
• Collect feedback.
The only way to know whether the LMS is successfully working is by getting feedback from the user. This feed back will help you know the way forward fro your organissation and the LMS.