How Using WalkMe for LivePerson Training Accelerates User Productivity
The Impact of Employee Training on LivePerson ProductivityEmployee training should not be viewed as a cost center. In fact in today’s digital workplace, it is a core driver of business value. After all, to maximize the returns on a software investment, it is critical to fully adopt and integrate that software into the workplace. However, in today’s ever-changing business environment, employees must constantly learn new skills and tools. This means that there is always a gap between employees’ actual productivity and their potential performance. To keep up in this digital environment, employers need to reinvent their approach to employee learning, training, and development. During software adoption, it is important to consider a few factors that impact adoption results: Learning curves impact the user experience. All software comes with a learning curve, especially enterprise-grade tools. When that learning curve is steep enough, it can cause friction, frustration, and even burnout. This can influence customers to abandon a product or employee skill levels to plateau, depending on the target audience. User proficiency how extensively they use a platform. As a rule, users rarely use software to its fullest extent. Leaving features untapped reduces users’ proficiency, as well as the overall value of the software. Onboarding and training programs directly affect longevity, proficiency, and productivity. The effectiveness of training cannot be understated – it impacts how quickly, efficiently, and effectively employees learn. Poor onboarding and training can decrease user proficiency, as well as their satisfaction with a product. In short, organizations need to design onboarding and training approaches that are effective, user-friendly, and profitable.
Reinventing User Onboarding, Training, and EngagementReinventing how a business approaches digital adoption can help them earn more value from their software investments. The right digital adoption approach should focus on: User onboarding. Onboarding is a crucial time for new users, regardless of whether those users are employees or customers. A simplified onboarding experience helps learners focus only on their immediate task, filtering out irrelevant information and reducing cognitive load. Efficient, cost-effective training. Effective digital training must be able to improve user expertise and productivity without going over budget. The longer that training takes, the more it costs and the more frustrated users become … which negatively affects their productivity and willingness to learn. Maximizing software utilization. A software platform that is half-used will only generate a portion of its potential return. To extract the full value of a platform, organizations must ensure that every relevant area of that software is fully utilized. The user experience. The user experience also contributes to their motivation levels, frustration levels, and their ability to learn. The key to successful user engagement is improving the user experience across their life cycle – from onboarding to in-depth training. A strategy focusing on these elements would be considered a digital adoption strategy. Rather than merely engaging in “software implementation,” a digital adoption strategy aims at maximizing software ROI and user productivity through enhanced user experiences, cutting-edge training, and onboarding. However, to achieve these aims, effective tools are as important as an effective strategy.
How Digital Adoption Platforms Accelerate User TrainingDigital Adoption Platforms are modern training tools that are specifically designed to improve onboarding and training.
The WalkMe platform, for example, is a UX and training application that layers itself on top of target software. WalkMe’s core features include: Contextualized, in-app guidance. Users are provided exactly the right information exactly when they need it. Contextualized learning helps them stay focused on the task at hand, improving engagement as well as knowledge retention. Tutorials and step-by-step walkthroughs. Interactive tutorials walk users through specific workflows, one step at a time. Having WalkMe over their shoulder, even novice users can complete tasks with confidence and ease. Software analytics. Software analytics help trainers understand how users interact and use a platform. It provides insight into errors, training needs, and software utilization. Task automation. Automating tasks can benefit both users and the organization. One benefit is freeing up user time for more valuable activities. And, of course, it also streamlines the task in question. This improves efficiency, cuts costs, reduces errors, and generates productivity gains across the business. With the right strategy and execution, WalkMe can close the gap between employees and their tools, offering significant benefits to the entire digital workflow.
WalkMe’s VP Strategic Development @afarhi talks about the power of the Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) and why not using it means you’re putting your #business at risk:https://t.co/hPZDzm48cc via @awscloud— WalkMe (@WalkMeInc) July 10, 2019