On a serious note. I think there is a lot to learn about remote meeting platforms and how they are used within an organization. Organizations are really starting to understand just how powerful these platforms can be for remote learning. We are actually trying out remote meetings to train people at their workstations since we all can't crowd around a workstation anymore.
People are part of the system; they need help… Many people think of machinery and data processing when I mention system.
Few of them know that recruitment, training, supervision, and aids to production workers are part of the system.
Actually, there is a trick to after hours webcamming. I never understood why Human Resource managers checked out empty soda bottles when doing a management audit. I have since learned that all kinds of liquids allow themselves to be poured in once the cap is removed. I always was naive.
What is happening in your organization?
During the first 2 weeks of this Lockdown we slowed down a little and just did the basic processes
to keep the organization running on the same quality level. We started with one additional procedure (after validation):
COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donations.
After that we started focusing and brainstorming on new ideas (INNOVATION is the KEY to Survive), for the after COVID-19 Pandemic. Some of these changes have already been implemented.
Our nurses went through online training, upgrading their skills too.
Are you able to get the training you need to sharpen your skill set during this crisis?
Oh yes, Our Lab is doing there online training online with the Netherlands.
We as management have to facilitate this. We need to keep improving our organization / PEOPLE.
There are a lot of NEW opportunities, you just have to adapt, change, and improve !
As companies are moving forward in some cases with reduced workforce and resources, but same or higher amount of work to accomplish the importance of OJT is critical. Cross-training and re-training after been out of you working areas for several weeks, if not months, becomes crucial for the safety and development of the employee and the success of the organization.
This worldwide crisis has made us all more creative communicators. Since the travel ban has been in place, companies across the world have been willing to meet their clients’ needs in new and creative ways like providing “OJT” trainings via Zoom or Skype meetings. Companies I have been servicing have been proactive in their offerings so the personnel does not feel lagging and/or lacking in any way.