WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE
As part of our previous article on Onboarding Your Virtual Team, we discussed that training is an important part of the onboarding process. We also mentioned how that could help you set your team’s performance for success. Through providing training for your team, you can set a proper standard for your team’s output.
To help you provide the initial training for your team, we have enumerated a number of ways for you to properly disseminate information clearly, quickly and more efficiently.
- Write down your instructions. To initialize training, you may start with sending an email of your instructions to your team. This is the best way to document communication and information so they can keep this thread for future reference. Since it’s on their email, they can keep track of all your reminders, tips and guidance for them to effectively do their tasks.
- Send out audio recordings. This is the most time-saving method to provide training for your virtual team. Whenever you have ideas to share or instructions to give your people, you can easily send audio recordings for them to listen to. If you prefer this way, you just have to keep in mind that your message must be clear. Although they can keep listening to your audio messages unlimitedly, it will be more efficient if your team can access information immediately and work on it right away.
- Video Recordings. If you are thinking of a more demonstrative training style, you can opt to choose sending your team video recordings. This is a more visual way of providing information and instruction to your virtual employees. By sending videos, you are more likely to reduce confusion from your team by providing them with a more concrete and visual explanation of what you want them to do.
You may use this list as your guide to providing training for your virtual employees. But you can add more ways that you deem fit to your team structure and organization. Apply whatever you think will work best for you and your people as long as you reach your goal of providing them with the appropriate training they need.