Did you know that training reinforcement works for organizations no matter their size? Your organization could be 50 employees or 20,000 employees; reinforcement will work, as long as you follow a few simple tips when implementing your solution. Here are a few tips that will help you begin the process of implementing a reinforcement program for your organization.
Make Reinforcement Part of Corportate Culture
It's important that when designing and or implementing a reinforcement program, you make reinforcement a part of your corporate learning culture. Reinforcement should never be looked as an additional program or worse, an assessment, for your training course.
Training reinforcement should be integrated into your overall corporate learning culture so that learners begin to accept reinforcement as a part of their overall development program instead of a small part of your training.
Make Sure Management is Onboard
Managers should emphasize to their employees the importance of completing reinforcement messages weekly and how it will help them continue their growth within the company.
When implementing a training reinforcement program, make sure that managers, stakeholders, and trainers understand the concept of what training reinforcement is and how to accomplish it.
A technique used by many of our clients and partners is to have their managers and trainers go through a shortened version of the reinforcement program. This allows them to experience the program and give feedback. Managers must understand the importance of feedback loops.
This also gives your managers and trainers a chance to fully experience what your learners will experience, making it easier for them to explain the process and value when introducing the program during your training event.
Think About Program Timing
When using a reinforcement program, it’s important that the content can be pushed globally, whether through email or mobile notifications.
There are a lot of factors that go into the design of a goal-based reinforcement program and timing is one of them. Reinforcement programs are structured and based on the timing of when your employees are busiest or least busy.
At Mindmarker, we use this information to create reinforcement timelines for your participants, sending content only when we think it’s most appropriate. Mindmarker pushes reinforcement messages to learners based on time zones; this makes sure that all learners are actively engaging with content according to the reinforcement timeline.
Localize the Content
With global learning comes multiple languages. Although it would be easier to send all content in English, sending reinforcement messages in the learner’s native language can dramatically improve the reinforcement program’s engagement and effectiveness levels.
A learner is more likely to be engaged with your program if the reinforcement messages being received are in their native language. Localization help removes any barriers there many be with learners around the world. Mindmarker makes training reinforcement easier than ever with our intuitive, cloud-based solution.
Need help with your reinforcement program? Mindmarker can help you take your training content and create the best reinforcement timeline based on your reinforcement objectives and business goals. Download our Comprehensive Reinforcement Program Checklist.