I have a need for speed.
Before presenting me with the latest copy of EA’s annual racing simulator, let me clarify that I am not I’m referring to miles per hour – I’m talking about kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes. Remember that first time you logged into Napster after the jump from a 28.8k to the 56k modem? Tell me that that wasn’t true happiness.
High Speed is the second cluster of the CHAMPIONS framework. Building upon best practices that eLearning professionals have pitched for years now, the High Speed cluster explains that with high speed computing, we gain the ability to deliver employee content faster than ever before. But it also allows us to adapt as the industry changes, no matter how fast that change seems to happen. To help us understand that High Speed is the future, we have to get a glimpse of the past.
How did people answer questions before Google? by Sophie Gadd reminds us that before we had the power of Google, Siri, and Cortana in our pockets, we used – say it with me – librarians. And seeing answers to the most obscure of questions we used to ask librarians is astonishing. But even with current technology that makes wait times obsolete, the service still exists.
If you are on the fence about making the upgrade to high-speed technologies, think about the fact that switching to digital employee handbooks makes company policies and procedures (you know, that thing that most of us are doing of the day) more accessible, easier to change, share, update, publish and process.
Inkling, a company that provides custom app solutions, published a brief guide on how to teach “Google First, Ask Questions Later” employees. One of their suggestions is to make your content searchable, to begin with. If someone wanted to search for blog posts on the Float website about augmented reality, they could easily do so through our search box. Alternatively, they could click on our tags and find every post that contains that keyword.
It does all of this at a high speed seamlessly providing search results. You end up with content that becomes more attractive than a Google search. Whether this occurs through more powerful servers or faster Internet connections is left to your discretion, but a high-speed technology will always give your company an edge.
The CHAMPIONS framework dares you to apply powerful, high-speed technologies in your organization to keep up with the ever-accelerating pace of the business world. Enhance your digital content by allowing information to be transferred as fast as possible. Then watch the increased productivity that comes with an ease of access to the information your employees need.
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