5 Ways Microlearning Can Boost Driver Performance

By Liam Hoch in Fleet Training
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Do you feel your driver training efforts aren’t paying off? Despite setting aside large chunks of time for safety training, your drivers may forget about 50% of what they learn within the first hour and an additional 90% over the next month. This lack of retention can significantly impact driver performance and safety.

Increasingly, organizations are turning to microlearning to optimize and streamline their driver training. One recent study estimates that 92% of organizations will increase their use of this innovative training style within the next year. Implementing short, bite-sized microlearning segments into your driver training can improve performance and productivity in several ways.

It’s Accessible on Different Devices

One of the greatest advantages of microlearning modules is their accessibility across a wide range of devices. Unlike a dusty company training binder, microlearning modules are designed with the end user in mind. Drivers can access training modules anytime, anywhere—whether from a company computer, a personal smartphone, or another mobile device. This allows drivers to reference crucial information when they need it most, avoiding mistakes on the road and boosting their confidence and performance.

It Improves Overall Engagement

When was the last time you read a long, tedious article from start to finish? Today’s learners prefer shorter, easily digestible information bursts. Microlearning modules, typically three-to-five minutes long, are more engaging and maintain drivers’ attention better than traditional training methods. Studies show microlearning can yield a 50% increase in employee engagement, which can significantly enhance driver performance.

It Optimizes Information Retention

Traditional training formats often result in only 10% of information being retained after a month. This lack of retention harms driver performance and wastes your organization’s resources. Switching to microlearning modules can improve information retention by as much as 22%. With microlearning’s focused and easily processed content, drivers are more likely to remember and apply what they’ve learned, enhancing their performance on the job.

It’s Inclusive of All Learning Styles

Catering to a variety of learning styles in the modern workplace is challenging. Traditional training approaches often fall short. Microlearning modules, however, can adjust automatically based on user responses, catering to all learning styles and generations in the workplace. This adaptability is crucial, especially as Millennials and GenZ, who value quick and effective learning, become a larger part of the workforce. Providing drivers with resources that cater to their unique learning styles boosts their confidence and performance.

It Fits into Drivers’ Workdays

Ineffective training sessions waste valuable time and resources. Microlearning modules fit easily into drivers’ workdays, eliminating the need for lengthy training sessions. Drivers can complete individual training modules without compromising their productivity, allowing organizations to maximize their training budgets. Effective safety training can yield a substantial return on investment, with organizations enjoying a return of $2 to $6 for every dollar spent on training.

These are just a few ways microlearning can boost driver performance. By increasing engagement and retention and being accessible across various learning styles, microlearning helps organizations realize their full potential through effective training.



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