As people spend more time on their devices—socializing, shopping, watching tiny hamsters eat tiny burritos, or doing anything but nothing attention spans are shrinking.
The obvious challenge for managers in the workforce is how to convey training content without instantly losing the attention of their audience. Gone are the days of assigning whole chapters or lecturing for 30 minutes. New methods have been developed to keep up with today’s fast-paced world. One that has proven immensely successful is known as microlearning, which is designed to work with, not against, our modern attention spans.