The eLearning profession is a high-paced and demanding industry. Many eLearning professionals feel they are constantly racing to the next goal or to finish their next project. We’ve come up with five tips that will help your team to communicate with one another, enjoy their work and use their time efficiently.
As learning technologists, we know that using the right technology can transform a process or task. By spending time researching the best project management tool for your team, you will save time, money and the sanity of your team. We recommend checking out Basecamp and Trello.
A common frustration for team members is the feeling that they are undertaking work which is not necessarily under their remit. To overcome this, set out clear roles and responsibilities at the beginning and remember to reinforce these when they go astray.
Be sure to have a project kick-off meeting where all team members are present either virtually or in person. A kick-off meeting should communicate the vision for the project, the limits in terms of resources and map out a pathway to be followed.
If you can pull this off, it will ensure buy-in from your team and make it easier for them to recognise and rectify any challenges that arise.
Even with the best of planning, unexpected setbacks are bound to happen; whether a member of your team needs to take a few days off or you have technological issues. By anticipating unexpected and uncontrollable events in your planning, you can ensure that you reach project milestones on time.
A recent survey by Monster found that 58% of British workers feel they don’t get thanked often enough at work, leading many to feel both under-appreciated and demotivated.
If you can lead by example and encourage your team to recognise success, hard work and talent then you will find team members are more engaged, more eager to share their ideas and generally more happy.