After nearly ten years, Exponential Training has moved with the times and moved out of the Bank – Exponential’s office for the past decade. This move is just the latest in a series of initiatives that have seen the digital transformation of Exponential Training & Assessment.
Digitalisation of Exponential
When Exponential first moved into its office and training centre called, ‘The Bank’, every day 10 – 14 team members would arrive at 9.00 am; they would log-on to the company’s server and work at their desks unless they had to visit a customer or assess a learner off-site. The office was a hive of activity with team members coming and going, trainers delivering training courses in the training room – all supported by a busy team of administrators. At 5.00 pm, everyone would leave and drive home.
In contrast, a decade on, most days only 2 – 3 people would come into the office daily and there were a lot of empty desks. With more than two thirds of sales revenues generated from overseas and nearly eighty per cent of work delivered on-line, the time was right to go virtual – well almost!
Exponential Training’s new office is designed for up to three team members to work at any one time with the others working remotely. To facilitate flexible and remote working, we began migrating to an array of cloud-based solutions as long ago as 2012. We now use a handful of cloud-based products which enables us to work anywhere, any time – they include SharePoint, Sage accounts, Infusionsoft, Learn Dash, GoToMeeting, Meet Edgar.
One of the more challenging tasks facing us now is the management of security, log-in details and passwords – this too, has been digitalised with the use of a password and security management system called, Dash Lane.
What have been the main benefits of our digital transformation?
#1 – Increased individual and team productivity (job satisfaction and financial)
#2 – Reduced paper and file storage (environmental and space)
#3 – Increased flexible working (lifestyle)
#4 – Reduced travel and costs (financial and time).
The Exponential Training team is now sharing this experience with other entrepreneurs and business partners through the Erasmus+ project, Digital Transformation of European Micro Enterprises. A seven-strong European DiTEM partnership with members from Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria, Italy and Greece have created a practical e-learning course designed to help micro enterprises to benefit from digitalisation.
The course which comprises a series of modules covering the four main digital technologies (Mobile Solutions, Social Media, Cloud Computing and Big Data) will go live at the end of the summer.
To register your interest in taking the on-line course, simply provide your details here and we will send you more information.