The human brain is not wired to maintain focus for hours on end. We learn better when content is delivered in smaller, bite-sized packages or sprints and ideally placed out over an overseeable period of time. If we also get to repeat parts of the content, that aids retention even more.
At Everyday, our bite-sized learning modules are well-suited to this delivery format. Besides delivering all tasks in the form of 5-minute tasks, we ensure each piece of learning ties in with other pieces, aiming to create new habits along the way.
To take it even further, we've added coaching as a substantial part of the learning journey.
Our coaches are experts with over 10 years of experience in their field and ensure that transfer of learning is maximized by facilitating reflection and critical thinking to support learners to process what they've learned and adapt it to their daily work.
Investing in a bite-sized training approach makes it easier to create habits and results in a higher transfer of learning than a workshop.Why is coaching so effective?
Coaching is a vital part of an effective professional development program. Coaching can build intention, skill, knowledge, and capacity. Why? Because it goes deeper than any other professional learning component: into the intellect, behaviors, practices, beliefs, values, and emotions of a learner.
Coaching creates a nurturing relationship in which a learner feels cared for and is therefore able to access and implement new knowledge more effectively, as the purpose is made clear. A coach can facilitate deep reflection and learning can take place. A coach holds a space where healing can take place and where resilient, joyful communities can be built. This is another important component to building a training with high engagement throughout.
Is the ROI of bite-sized, facilitated training higher?
This is easy. The less time your leaders actually spend training, the more time they have to do their job. By integrating the training with on-the-job tasks and topics, learners can quickly develop good habits, ensuring what's learned is applied where it's needed right away.
Here are other things you save with a bite-sized training methodology like Everyday, that combines online and offline resources, compared to a workshop:
- You don't pay for an on-site instructor's time.
- Everything is digital: you don't need to invest in books or printed material.
- As most of the training happens online, you don't need to invest in facilities.
Investing in a training that is built on a bite-sized learning approach gives you more value for money than a workshop. Especially if you pair bite-sized learning with facilitation by skilled coaches, you can boost transfer of learning and engagement, leaving you with better results overall.