Conglomerates have been setting up shop in different countries across the world for decades. But in today's climate, even small businesses don't necessarily operate under one roof. With more global lines of communication available than ever before, it has become increasingly common for companies to draw on staff in separate nations, be it via multiple branches or outsourcing.
The benefits of utilising a global workforce are numerous: from slashed operational costs to a wider customer reach. However, when it comes to training employees, each sub-division's respective surroundings must be taken into consideration.
Here, we explore the key aspects of a top global training programme and how Learn with Mobile can help:
Obstacles to multinational training
We've already explored the factors that can hamper multilingual staff training , but improving skillsets of a global team involves geographical considerations as well as matters of language.
Firstly, the power and capabilities of technology vary wildly from one country to the next. If your training programme is packed with useful content, it may require a high amount of bandwidth and an advanced machine to run – facilities that branches in certain nations won't necessarily have access to.
In some instances, the technology may be so different that it's unadaptable for that particular environment. There may even be issues accessing the corporate network externally if you're working with a more traditional LMS.
Culture also plays a strong role in determining the effectiveness of any training programme. A one-size-fits-all solution won't appeal to the specific tastes and approaches of workers in every different nation. Societal and ideological factors directly influence the way in which people prefer to learn, which is why a multinational training programme needs to be both flexible and tailored.
However, the biggest obstacle for most businesses boils down to finance. Depending on the way in which the company operates, budgets may be held centrally or individually to each nation. In either instance, there is a sense of imbalance, with some branches able to put more money towards training than others. Some may not even be able to afford these learning schemes at all. Even with a central budget, if you have 1,000 users across the world, monthly user license fees can very quickly become unmanageable.
So, what is the solution?
Training a multinational workforce effectively
By utilising Learn with Mobile, businesses can overcome every inevitable roadblock that arises when training a multinational workforce.
Advanced cloud-based e-learning software is designed to deliver a wide range of content to both portable and desktop devices, enabling employees to learn on the go, at home, or in the office – eliminating technology-associated issues and infrastructure costs.
You can also breaks down cultural barriers, with the administrator able to utilise the tools at their disposal to produce a training programme that caters to the preferences of native users. From automatic translation to content in both traditional and media-rich formats, platforms like Learn with Mobile are adaptable for learners all over the world.
What's more, Learn with Mobile prevents costs from spiralling out of control. Available with unlimited users for a single monthly fee, Learn with Mobile lets you centralise your learning programme, channel it into a bigger system that facilitates global access, or launch multiple platforms in various locations around the world – at little additional cost. For smaller numbers of users, you can utilise a scalable plan that's tailored specifically to each user, keeping fees low.
If you're looking to educate in a fresh, affordable, and rewarding way, check out fully mobile responsive e-learning solutions using Learn with Mobile. Get started for free right now, or call the Ambidect team on +44 (0)1260 221292 if you have any questions.