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The rise of Zoom and Microsoft Teams effecting the delivery of Training.

The rise of Zoom and Microsoft Teams effecting the delivery of Training

Orangebox Training Solutions Ltd.

The rise of Zoom and Microsoft Teams effecting the delivery of Mandatory Training.

The Professional Development Team with Orangebox Training has noticed that the rise of #technology has greatly #impacted the way we work and learn. With the development of the internet and advancements in communication technologies, #remote work and #online training have become increasingly popular options for many people.  Resulting in benefits and drawbacks to both home working and online training.

Home working, also known as remote work or #telecommuting, refers to the practice of working from home or another remote location rather than in a traditional office setting. The benefits of home working are numerous. For one, it allows employees to have a more flexible schedule and better work-life balance. This is particularly beneficial for those who have other commitments such as childcare or caring for a loved one. Home working can also save time and money on commuting and can be a more environmentally friendly option.

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Home working

However, we have recognised over the last 12 months there are also potential drawbacks to home working. One of the main concerns is the potential for #isolation and a lack of collaboration with colleagues. This can lead to a decrease in creativity and #productivity. Additionally, there may be technological issues that arise when working remotely, such as difficulty accessing certain software or network systems. Finally, home working may not be suitable for all types of work, particularly those that require face-to-face interaction with clients or colleagues.

Online training, on the other hand, refers to learning that takes place over the internet, often through virtual classrooms or video conferencing. The benefits of online training are similar to those of home working – it allows for greater #flexibility and can be more #costeffective than traditional in-person training. Additionally, online training can be particularly beneficial for those who live in remote areas or have limited access to educational resources.

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Orangebox online learning platform course offer.

However, there are also potential drawbacks to online training. One concern is the lack of face-to-face interaction with teachers and fellow students, which can make it more difficult to ask questions, conduct assessment #observations or receive feedback. Additionally, online training may not be suitable for all types of learners, particularly those who benefit from hands-on or experiential learning like #firstaid , #firesafety training etc.

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Observational assessment for #FirstAid training

In Conclusion

Home working and online training can be beneficial options for many people, but there are also potential drawbacks to consider. When deciding whether to work from home or pursue online training, it is important to weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks and consider your individual needs and preferences.

Orangebox Training can provide both options or a mixture of both to meet the needs of the learner and/or client. We highly recommend that certain training such as First Aid still be face to face to help reinforce the practical elements but also recognise that certain versions can be carried out either online or blended.

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Orangebox Training Core Professional Development Training

As we move forward in 2023 Orangebox Training are looking at all options to give the greatest offer to our business clients and make sure the learning process is maximised as much as possible and not diluted.

If you would like to discuss your training needs, please feel free to contact the team on 01429 717000 opt3 or email

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