The online platform was easy to use, support was readily available, and the individual participants could take part according to their own schedule. This helped increase effectivity.
Digital Learning Development Tool Helps Solve Real Business Challenges
Molio (Danish knowledge center within entrepreneurial building) wants to change the way traditional focus- and satisfaction measurements are done. Such measurements typically happen once a year. The results are then processed on workshops, where the aim is to plan activities that support the company’s strategy and ensures its future business.
However, these measurements do not provide any immediate answers to whether the goals have been met or not. The measurements and the succeeding workshops are expensive and resource-heavy. Success is partly dependent on the level of participant engagement and the following work put in by the leadership.
Jørn Vibe Andreasen, managing director at Molio, wants to change the yearly process to a continuous process. His intention is to increase the frequency to at least three times a year. More effective measurements are to form the basis for a better flow and ensure that new processes, work methods, and communication tools are implemented by the leadership. To make this change it requires changes to the way the measurements are done.
Challenge Based Learning
Jørn Vibe Andreasen decided to run a Sprint designed by the consultancy firm Intenz. In the Sprint the participants experienced Challenge Based Learning (CBL) and how technology enhanced learning differed from traditional offline approaches, such as workshops. For Molio this meant that participants could work together on a shared platform and rethink the way their measurements are done.
Jørn explains that Molio has planned two workshops on how to get the most from the Challenge Based Learning approach.
Concerning the experiences with their first Sprint he says:
” We felt the effect of the Sprint during two phases. In the first five to six weeks after the kickoff we experienced a lot of excitement concerning the project. The participants were enthusiastic and interested. They were very action oriented and eager to share their knowledge. They were positive towards the combination of theory and practice that Acadal brings to the table. The online platform was easy to use, support was readily available, and the individual participants could take part according to their own schedule. This helped increase effectivity.
Many new ideas and suggestions were created, which were implementable, but then it seemed like the steam was gone, and it kind of resulted in repetitions that caused the interest in the new ideas to decline. This happened for many reasons. Internally we were introducing a range of new and resource demanding initiatives, which tipped the favor towards operations, effectively putting less focus on development.
Another reason was due to the design of the Sprint, which we were not able to change after we had started it. The online platform is not to blame for this – it was rather a matter of smarter planning. This is something we will be extra focused on, together with Intenz, in the coming workshop, which I am sure will help us achieve the results we want.”
In general, an organization needs to be geared towards the use of digital tools. At Molio we have the necessary competencies, which is why we can implement a paradigm change in which we move away from the classic ways of doing learning development and integrate technology enhanced learning instead.”
Molio, a Danish knowledge center within entrepreneurial building, is the result of the conjunction between BIPS and Byggecentrum.
Molio is a self owned, non-profit organization independent from special interests.
The purpose of Molio is to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of companies within building, facility and operation, benefitting both business trades and society by delivering products and tools that promotes development, digitization and effectivity. Their products and services are developed and delivered on market terms, whilst operation profits are used for further development.