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This morning I had an interesting chat with “Chris from Tweeter”:

We had the opportunity to discuss ways of improving course compliancy among corporate learners.

Chris: Curt, some folks just don’t see the benefit of taking time from their busy schedule to do their e-learning courses.  Do have any suggestions on how to keep course compliancy high among our salespeople?

Curt: Chris, I’ve heard every excuse as to why folks won’t take their dose of e-learning.  Do any of these sound familiar?

  • I don’t have time.
  • I don’t see the benefits.
  • I don’t know how to access the platform and launch the course.
  • I don’t like the content. (It’s boooring!)
  • I already know about the topic.
  • I don’t have easy access to a computer.
  • I need to be out on the floor, selling; not standing in front of a computer, taking courses.

Many organizations face the same problem: Their instructional designers build course offerings that receive little or no interest from the field. Of course, the IDs and management cannot understand this dilemma: “Why would anyone NOT want to retrieve additional knowledge necessary to improve their success in the workplace?” Well, in addition to the points mentioned above, many learners may not see the direct benefits that online training can offer. It simply is not visible to their personal bottom line.  So, how do we turn this around? The answer is quite simple…

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