Today we have a guest post of Tim Hoff of American Trainco on the benefits of IWMS Training.
More and more companies are turning to integrated workplace management systems as an integrated solution for the challenge of keeping track of real-world and virtual assets. In industries as diverse as real estate and restaurants, IWMS provide far-reaching functionality for keeping track of projects, optimizing processes, and analyzing data.
With that in mind, many employers are requiring that their workers have an in-depth understanding of how IWMS systems operate and what advantages they can provide to the company.
An IWMS is designed to reduce costs and make processes easier, but these benefits can only be realized with a workforce that is educated in the system and its capabilities.
Why Companies Are Turning to IWMS
- Tracking projects and information – IWMS allows all project information to be stored in one place. Affected employees in different parts of the organization all have access to the same data and can make changes that are reflected immediately.
- Transparency – Because all project data is centrally located, it is extremely obvious where bottlenecks that affect project date occur. Managers can use this transparency to make changes where they are needed and motivate employees to come up with solutions to any issues that may arise.
- More productivity – Companies that use IWMS generally see higher rates of productivity among their employees as vital processes are optimized and information is streamlined. This allows your employees to spend more time on the things that are important to the company and less time doing non-mission critical tasks.
- Lower costs/more revenue – An effectively-implemented IWMS can help lower costs by connecting and replacing redundant systems with one, integrated application that does everything. Less redundancy and more collaboration significantly reduces mistakes, since information is updated across the system in real time. In addition, since employees are generally more productive, there is generally less of a need to hire new staff. IWMS can also help companies closely monitor the development process and know when to invest capital and where.
- Detailed reporting – IWMS creates detailed reports that help managers make better decisions. IWM systems provide solid, real-time information from across the organization, so managers and other decision-makers can gain insight into how their choices will affect other departments.
Benefits of IWMS Training
Of course, IWMS is only helpful if employees are able to leverage it effectively. This is where IWMS training comes in—when installing an IWMS for the first time, or when making updates to the current IWMS, it is important to instruct employees in how the system works and why changes are being made.
Ideally, this training should not only give them a theoretical understanding of how IWMS works, but also a detailed expectation of how the new system will affect their day-to-day tasks. They should come away with a vision of how IWMS can make their efforts more successful.
Generally, employees who have a clear understanding of the purpose of IWMS and how IWMS affects their job are more invested in the system and use it more effectively. These employees see how the system benefits their organization as a whole, and they can clearly see areas where their tasks are made easier.
In short, training on IWMS is vital for its success in any organization. The small amount of time needed to educate workers in its use will be made up exponentially as a result of employees’ increased productivity and motivation.
About the Author
Tim Hoff works for American Trainco in various roles including marketing, writing and assuring that training instruction is of the highest quality.