A rapidly growing organization must ensure its learning management system (LMS) can both support and facilitate its growth trajectory. Traditionally, the role of the LMS has often been limited to deploying training modules related to compliance and other operational goals. But many organizations that are experiencing rapid change are shifting their perspective and viewing the LMS as having a much more strategic role to play in driving significant business outcomes.
Modern learning management systems enable rapid growth by streamlining staff onboarding and providing timely, advanced training capabilities. An outdated mindset holds that the onboarding process is essentially about a new team member filling out paperwork, enrolling in benefits, and receiving facilities and system access. High-growth organizations must go further than this to immerse new resources in the organization’s culture and ensure they have internalized the unique ways the organization carries out its mission and work. The LMS can enable this by making onboarding a high- quality, engaging experience – by offering a video message from the CEO instead of an emailed memo, for instance – and by ensuring the new employee is offered appropriate incremental learning experiences as he or she progresses through the first months at the organization.