Why e-Learning helps with corporate change


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Why e-Learning helps with corporate change

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Are you planning any organisational changes? Not everyone will instantly welcome them with open arms. E-Learning allow you to anticipate resistance and uncertainties. With the right information and skills, your organisation will be ready for any new situation.

Advantages of e-Learning for organisational changes:

  • You can communicate a consistent message, accessible at one central location;
  • Everyone can learn anywhere and anytime it suits them;
  • New information and skills are conveyed not only in text and images, but also in an interactive manner;
  • You can determine  who has to go through which modules depending on their position or department. This way, employees only learn what they need to know;
  • You can track the progress of your employees and see who has completed the modules and how well they scored. This way, you can be sure that everyone is up to date.

Want to know more about how e-Learning helps organisational changes run more smoothly? Continue reading!

1. Start with the bigger picture

Things are going fine as they are, right? Why does anything need to change? What does that mean for me personally? Hold on! Let’s first zoom out and take a look at the bigger picture.

Look at the subject from different angles.  A helicopter view allows you to bring the why, what and how into focus:

  • why: convey why the change is necessary;
  • what: state exactly what is going to change;
  • how: explain how the change will develop.

At the end of the module, the employee will have a better grasp of the bigger picture (THEBIGGERPICTURE). The reasons and the need for the change are made clear!

Pro tip: approach the subject from different roles and positions within the organisation. Do not only let the management speak, but also people who will be affected from other departments. That way, everyone feels more involved.

Explainer video Learning Format: THEBIGGERPICTURE

2. Inform and communicate

E-Learning lends itself well to the attractive presentation of new information. By using video, animation, pictures, online magazines or pages, you can get the message across in a clear and appealing manner. After informing employees, you can then use tests to check how well the information has come across.

3. Ready for the new practice with the right skills

Now that employees see the bigger picture and are informed, it’s time to give them the confidence to start working in a new way. A good e-Learning program will not only inform but also help in the development of new, pertinent skills. Think about context-driven learning through a story and dilemmas or action-oriented learning in which action needs to be taken in specific situations.

Pro tip: don’t be limited by the technical possibilities. Be creative and choose a tool that helps you to quickly develop e-Learning with a specific learning goal and with a simple template.

Curious how other organisations have applied e-Learning to organisational changes?

Get inspired by Alken Maes (the Heineken company) and Suez and watch the ‘Get in the flow: How to use e-Learning for corporate change’ on demand.

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Alken Maes (the Heineken company):
How do you optimally support your employees when the content of their jobs changes? At Alken Maes, the sales team had to face a large-scale transformation. By first mapping out all processes and learning gaps, they came up with a comprehensive blended learning path. Jana will share and show how they tackled such a corporate change.


Suez a global expert in the water and waste sector with many sites all over the world. Discover how they developed a change of mindset and had a big impact on the workflow of their blue-collar workers with their e-Learning called ‘Lifesaving principles.’


FLOWSPARKS is a flexible platform with an authoring tool and an LMS. The authoring tool comprises Learning Formats, Smart Templates and Smart Programs. The formats use a single learning objective designed to help participants achieve a specific learning objective. What’s more, everything is displayed beautifully, whatever the device. This way, everyone within an organisation can develop e-Learning independently, quickly and easily.

Together we create FLOW: Flexible Learning in an Online World.