306 – Applying Micro-Learning With Your Team

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The way people learn nowadays has evolved. Try asking the younger group in your tradie business how they want to learn, and you’ll see how diverse learning modes are now from before. Gen Z tends to have shorter attention spans, and the traditional way of learning in a classroom setting no longer seems to be the best fit for them, thus the need to introduce new ways of learning that are beneficial for them. 

In this week’s podcast episode, this is what my guest Aaron Salow and I talk about. We discuss the relevance of micro-learning and how you can apply it to your team. Aaron also shares the framework in creating micro-learning resources that Gen Z can benefit from, including the opportunities for seniors in the field to transition what they know to those under them. 

Learn more about the advantages of micro-learning by listening to the full episode today.

What’s Discussed In This Episode:

0:00 The Elevation Program 

5:40 Aaron shares what XOi does 

6:57 How XOi is different from others 

10:04 What is micro-learning at a high level and why is it relevant?

12:38 Understanding the why 

15:08 The gap between office-based and field-based project management

17:22 Taking out the learnings that happen on-site and share it across a stronger base

18:07 Micro-learning framework 

18:12 Mapping out the assets 

22:45 How to equip senior technicians with the ability to capture things done on-site 

24:16 Overcoming the mindset problem with new tech and micro-learning 

26:30 How micro-learning offers opportunities to both guys and gals who are later in their career

29:16 The importance of the vision piece 

36:02 The bigger picture 

37:01 Frequency and process of optimising and revising training materials 

41:34 Positioning people to become experts 

47:03 Ask the young guys in your company, “How do you like to learn?”  

About Our Guest

Aaron Salow is the founder of XOi Technologies which is based in the U.S. Coming from a manufacturing construction background, he saw there was a skilled trades gap with millions of unfilled skilled trade positions in the U.S. 

He and his co-founders started their business in a bid to address this problem and help the industry to grow. Their business aims to empower customers to effectively put their best technician on the site.

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