So you’re ready to start your first reinforcement program but you would like a little guidance. Where do you start? What do other companies do to make their programs more effective?
At Mindmarker, we coach clients and partners on how to utilize our proven methodology and reinforcement best practices to drive behavior change and increase training effectiveness. Our goal is to help clients get reinforcement engagement scores well over 90%. Check out these 3 best practices to increase the effectiveness of your training reinforcement program below:
1. Create Accountability
It’s an ongoing challenge to create accountability for reinforcement and its results. Creating a reinforcement discipline for enterprise wide learning begins with a precise understanding of learning’s role in the overall corporate strategy. But there are 3 habits highly successful organizations use to create accountability:
Clear, empirical objectives and milestones - As with other departments within the organization, your reinforcement program should include well-defined objectives and milestones. This allows the organization to evaluate their success based on empirical data.
Dedicated budget - A dedicated budget is the key to a successful reinforcement program. Make it a habit to include a budget that is specific to reinforcement and its resources.
Dedicated tools and resources - To create the most effective reinforcement program, organizations should provide processes, structures, and tools that are accessible across the organization.
2. Optimize Learning Strategies
Traditionally classroom training and eLearning events don’t always deliver acceptable ROI levels. Training learners for a few days and following it up with a short test or survey is not as effective as training with reinforcement.
A habit of highly successful training is to adapt training to the changing learning environment, using new, innovative techniques to increase the effectiveness of their training programs.
Although reinforcement program content and timing is structured for the highest engagement possible, it’s your responsibility to keep this engagement high! At Mindmarker, our reinforcement programs automatically come standard with reinforcement analytics.
Mindmarker's analytical tool allows you check participant status, check reinforcement process, and measure behavior changes. Transform the post-training data gathered into Actionable Intelligence to help make decisions for continuous improvement.
By using analytics to your advantage, you’re ensuring continued engagement and reduced drop off rates. Using analytics also ensures the highest level of behavior changes.
Now it’s time to put these practices to work and implement them in your own reinforcement program! Learn from other organizations that have implemented successful reinforcement programs and begin to increase your training ROI! Download our Comprehensive Reinforcement Program Checklist.