When it comes to learning, one size does not fit all.
Everyone learns at their own pace and their own style. Some people can hear a song once and be able to play each note perfectly. Others can jump into a pick-up game of basketball without playing for years. Some can understand motivations and intentions of those around them when others seems oblivious. We are all very different.
So, why would you expect one way of teaching / training to work for everyone? It doesn’t.
What learning type are you? The fine folks over at besteducationdegrees.com put together a thoughtful infographic and quiz to help determine individual learning styles, which I have attached below:
What did you score? Do you excel at spatial intelligence? Or, are numbers more your thing with logical-mathematical intelligence?
Again, we are all different. That is a good thing.
But, that means we cannot expect one type of training to be effective for everyone. To overcome this, there are many learning management programs that allow for individual and group learning paths where content is focused specifically for that group. These systems create an engaging online learning environment to leverage multimedia content and individual reporting to allow you to focus on performance, retention and satisfaction.
Learn how your teams learn best and focus resources to support it. The days of delivering your valuable content in only one style have passed and you will see why in the performance results. Provide a learning path that focuses on an individual’s strength and they will go farther.