3 Tips to Improve On-the-Job Performance

3 Tips to Improve On-the-Job Performance

Training helps new employees learn the skills required to perform their job. But training doesn’t necessarily cause a lasting behavior change.

Included below are a list of 3 tips to reduce on-the-job performance issues and increase your employees’ productivity.

Open Communication & Feedback Loops

Start by creating an environment where learners feel like they’re able to openly communicate their opinions.

This also allows you to actively gather feedback that can later be used to increase the impact of your training.

In addition to creating open communication lines, you’ll want to ask your employees if they have the tools to perform their job effectively:

  • Do they still have questions?
  • Do they need additional training?
  • Do they think the information could be applied?
  • How are they going to apply the new information?

Follow Up After Training Has Ended

Your organization has invested a lot of time and money into developing a successful training program.

A top priority should now be to create a follow-up program. As seen with the Forgetting Curve, it is important to begin reinforcing material directly after training has ended.

A successful program uses your training material to combine short, meaningful messages and questions that increase knowledge retention and drive behavior change.

Your follow up plan shouldn’t focus solely on increasing knowledge retention; it should also focus on creating behavior changes that increase your training ROI. 

Focus on Behavior Change

Make sure your training and reinforcement program are focused on creating behavior changes.

On average, 31.5 hours are dedicated to training each learner. Since Mindmarker's messages are small, a negligible amount of time is taken to reinforce lasting behaviors.

With a $1,200 average direct learning expenditure per learner, it is time to start focusing on reinforcing their knowledge to create a lasting behavior change.

A goal-based, structured reinforcement program dramatically increases your training impact by ensuring your learning culture is focused on creating behavior changes.

Take Action

Increase your training impact by implementing feedback loops, opening communication, having a Mindmarker reinforcement plan, and concentrating your training reinforcement on behavior changes. 

Learn more about how to determine your reinforcement objectives in our step-by-step guide. Download the 10-Step Guide to Determine Your Reinforcement Objectives

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