The answer is obvious. It is to track learner progress. And if we dive deeper, a more meaningful answer would be to drive learner behavior. Painting an accurate picture of how learning programs are helping an organization to meet its set objectives has never been quite transparent.
A measurement strategy or strategies is ways, means, methods, tools that are used to measure a host of aspects related to training and learning.
As human beings, we are compelled to chase perfection and adapt our behavior to the metrics we are held accountable against. We are told where to start and where to finish but a lot of what happened in between stays unaccounted for.
It’s not just important to provide training or learning programs. It’s equally important to measure whether the learners are able to understand the concepts and apply them. From an organization perspective, it’s important to measure training effectiveness to make continued investments and create robust training plans.
If we measure learning by tracking numbers as to who attended the training, course completions statistics, hours of training delivered, what we get is also attendance, completion rates, and time spent on training. We don’t get the efficiency and effectiveness of the learning outcome or the business impact both the learning and training have caused.
Thus, we need more, we need a concrete measurement strategy that can help you get the best of learning outcomes that help your learners create great value for the organization.
Put in another way, we believe in meaningful learning consulting backed up by the requisite training. And in between all this, for us, measuring the business outcome based on the impact of relevant education that has been imparted is essential for understanding:
All these questions are very relevant to us to tell you that we believe in both the journey and the destination. Measurement helps pave the road for the journey and reach the destination that you set out for.
There are several benefits of measuring learning and training effectiveness. Few are enumerated below:
When you measure the effectiveness of your training interventions, you get data that can help you to deal with issues in the training methods, the receptiveness of learners, understanding of the learners. It helps you provide with information and insights to make training improvements as well as come with better learning strategies.
Measurement of training and learning effectiveness helps you with the right metrics that can lead to better training outcomes. You can plan your investments wisely. You would know what works and what doesn’t. Its always a good idea to measure everything that you do in terms of training and learning.