The first part of this article explored how tablet-based video technology opens incredible possibilities for compliance and change management. Part of that potential springs from the basic mobility a tablet offers.
Ten years ago, the general issue with video in a corporate setting was that it was too clunky: file sizes were too large; playback was low-quality and, if streamed, a choppy mess; and the smallest technology you could watch it on was a laptop computer. The introduction of the iPad nearly five years ago changed all that. The mobility of tablets, combined with their video capabilities, provides an unprecedented opportunity for HR staffs to transform the way they approach compliance. Here are some ways how:
- Convenience: Video offers a quicker method of compliance training; tablets offer a convenient delivery of that content. Associates won’t need to be in the office to learn about the latest compliance issues. They can watch such videos at lunch, on the train ride home, at their kids’ baseball games or wherever and whenever it’s easiest for them to do so.
- Compliance where it’s needed: Corporate compliance isn’t restricted to the office; sometimes, it takes employees into the field or onto the factory floor. The mobility offered by tablet-based solutions allows compliance to go where the action is—and where change management isn’t a plan on paper, but actually being learned and applied.
- Instant information: Change management can grind to a halt if updates take time to reach the appropriate individuals and departments; that just slows down compliance as well. With a tablet solution, updates occur instantly, even if an iPad or Surface is sleeping. And you won’t be waiting for questions to go through layers of management or wondering if someone even knows you emailed him or her; feedback is sent directly to the right person, right away.
- Video can be shot and sent: Thanks to today’s tablet technology, anyone can shoot high-quality video. You may not be turning your footage into a feature film, but it will be decent enough for presentations, basic training content, messages to co-workers and so on. Then, your solution will take care of delivery to whomever or wherever the video needs to go. Furthermore, if compliance is taking you into the field, a tablet’s video capabilities allow you to record anything that might be a concern and send it back to corporate. In this way, employees are not only following compliance guidelines, they are helping to improve them.
Adopting a tablet-based video and training solution is, in itself, a change management activity. Taking this innovative route requires foresight and planning, but the end result—more efficient and effective compliance—is well worth the effort.