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After the president announced a 3-week shutdown, many South Africans were filled with uncertainty – how does one work from home and be effective in doing so? For many who have never worked from home, this may present itself as a challenge. Creating a new working habit while still factoring family and rest time is not as easy as it seems. For many employers, the fear of employees coping in this short space of time is something to consider – are your employees well equipped for this 21-day hiatus?

Ensuring that your employees are well equipped with the resources needed to complete everyday tasks from home is important. This includes computers, the internet, the necessary software, and the skills. Their wellbeing is also important – being stuck behind the same walls for that long is enough to drive anyone up the walls. It’s important to ensure that your company culture stays potent even while everyone works remotely. Employers also need to prepare themselves mentally and emotionally. Ensuring that the right measure has been put in place to communicate with clients and deliver the same services are important – the creativity of entrepreneurs will be tested during this period. Setting healthy boundaries for work and family is very important – retaining the work-life balance doesn’t change, instead, it needs to be more effective.

While employees work from home, employers can use this time to help upskill them. Since social contact cannot take place for 21 days, what better way to accomplish this than by eLearning? From the comfort of your employee’s homes, they get to engage in skills development. This keeps them busy and empowers them. eLearning refers to training and development interventions that optimally utilize information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support and enhance learning. At Tusanang, we have a wide variety of eLearning courses to choose from. Our e-learning courses and programmes aim to engage you with course materials and enable you to apply new knowledge, skills, and values in the workplace. Course materials are presented in manageable chunks of work.

Benefits of eLearning? Here are a few advantages listed below:

  • Have access to learning opportunities irrespective of time and place.
  • The time required to travel, as well as the time to schedule training events for multiple participants, are reduced.
  • Participants can take courses at their convenience, which are relevant to their specific needs without being away from the workplace.
  • Training can be rolled out quickly to many participants.
  • Regular assessment with immediate feedback is possible through machine-marked assessment opportunities.

How does it work? Well, a Tusanang Training manager issues a quotation for the eLearning course you are interested in attending facilitate payment. We will then contact you with your login details to access the course materials and activities on our eLearning platform.

Pretty young Black woman studying at home

It’s that simple. Investing in your employees’ skills during this time not only benefits your organisation, but gives them something to keep their mind’s busy with – COVID 19 has generated much worry amongst working citizens, and one way to counteract that worry is to indulge in something that will boost one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. This, in turn, releases the dopamine hormone, which is associated with a reward system. When employees complete the task, they’ll feel better about themselves and in turn will perform duties to the best of their abilities.

Get in touch with us to get your team started on eLearning programmes.

Amu mathebula

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