Time-saving Tips for Implementing Just in Time TrainingAiyana Valdez
We live in a world where technology moves so quickly, and we expect information to be available nearly instantaneously. This rising expectation has led Just in Time Training, an employee training approach that delivers learning content just before it is needed, to gain momentum in recent years.
Hospitals are making efforts towards implementing this method, but often struggle with its implementation because it can be difficult at times and requires more precision than traditional methods do.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help! In a previous article, we outlined the building blocks of creating your Just in Time Training program. In this blog post, we’ll outline some best practices to ensure you successfully implement it.
1. “Chunk” Learning
Make sure to keep your learning content clear and concise. Long paragraphs are difficult for hospital staff to read, so make it easy on them by sticking with smaller components of information that’s relevant instead.
Breaking your learning down into small pieces of content can help make information more digestible. Through this approach, or what they call “Microlearning,” short bits of relevant and interesting data are delivered to learners for them to study on their own time, on any device they choose.
Making sure the right lessons are in front of your nurses and staff at all times means making information easily searchable and providing instant access right when they need help or new knowledge.
2. Use real life examples
When implementing Just in Time Training, it’s important to think about how the content will be useful in day-to-day work in the hospital setting. A list of facts and figures doesn’t offer employees any opportunity for hands-on application or skill development, which makes them less effective at their jobs.
Aside from making easy-to-digest content in different formats to keep employees engaged, insert use case studies and other real-life examples to illustrate key points where possible. Employees are more likely to engage with examples that are relevant to their own work situation. Additionally, showing someone how information is applied can give them confidence in their ability to use it.
3. Categorize Content
Imagine a nurse being in front of a patient and needing to quickly find the answer to something. He/she doesn’t have time for leisurely research, so how does he/she learn what’s needed? This is where Just in Time Training comes into play!
Grouping similar information together makes content organized and helps employees access it with ease. You can categorize your content library by tagging it with keywords. Categories can be based on a specific product, or even topic such as “onboarding” or “announcement guides.”
Categorizing everything makes sure your content is easily searchable. This will help get it into the hands of our team at a specific time and ultimately make consumption quick, efficient for everyone!
4. Find Value-adding Partners
The importance of selecting a partner with complementary characteristics cannot be understated. It is important to find the right fit for your organization, and this decision will have lasting impacts on how successful you can achieve organizational health goals together.
The great thing about today’s mobile learning solutions is that they support and help you in establishing your company’s Just in Time program. For example, most platforms allow you to categorize your content library and tag similar concepts together – making grouping related items much easier than before!
When you find the right partner to help your organization thrive, it can be a powerful partnership. Finding someone who shares similar goals and objectives as yours is an important decision that will have huge impacts on how successful their work will be in achieving those goals with any given project or goal setting process. So make sure they complement what’s needed!
Tine Health is designed to support medical devices and hospitals in their goals of increasing hospital staff efficiency by providing education on medical devices and proper practices at the point of care. We align with our partners’ goals of improving device adoption, increasing advanced feature usage, and ultimately, increasing customer satisfaction.
Are you ready to get started on your Just in Time training program? By following the best practices we’ve outlined and partnering with an organization that understands how to create successful learning experiences, you can develop a program that meets the needs of today’s learner.
Want to know more? Contact us today!