For global companies, reducing the language barrier has to be a priority in order for teams to have the tools they need to be successful on the job. This is why having a multilingual LXP is vital to employee learning outcomes.
In a report by Forbes and Rosetta Stone, two out of three executives shared that in managing diverse workforces, language barriers existed between managers and workers. 67% of those who admitted to a language barrier credited this to inefficiency in the workplace.
The report reveals an important learning insight. By simply delivering learning in someone’s native language you’re eliminating the language barrier, and drastically improving learning outcomes and performance all at once. It’s a win-win.
For this reason, we recently introduced multilingual features to Loop LXP. We want to share with you how it works, and why we think you should consider making the switch to multilingual software.
Reasons to invest in a multilingual LXP
1. Using a multilingual learning experience platform reduces misunderstanding
In the Forbes and Rosetta Stone report, 84% of managers also agreed that workers are more productive when their managers communicate with them in their native language.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise–when we’re learning, we need the instructions to be delivered in a way that’s simple and effective so we can focus our energy on learning concepts and processes rather than translating the how-tos.
When we reduce misunderstanding and boost deep understanding, productivity improves. Using a multilingual learning management system or learning experience platform will improve employee confidence, which is, by default, better for company performance.
2. The right multilingual software reduces work on the back-end for users and admin
The thought of having learning content available in multiple languages can sound overwhelming. We get that! However, with Loop LXP, our multilingual support is intuitive and reduces frustration while maximizing efficiency for both users and admin. How so?
Once you’ve worked with translators and have your content ready to go into your LXP, instead of having to duplicate content pieces, you can store multiple translations into your lessons and learning paths. So, instead of having six pieces of the same content in multiple languages clogging up your LXP, you can have just one piece of content with multiple translations stored in its lessons and learning paths—reducing clutter and lightening the load on your admins.
For the user, it’s even simpler. Once they update their language settings, which can be ranked by preference, Loop automatically delivers learning to them based on those preferences. If the user’s first choice isn’t available, it delivers the content in their second choice, allowing learners to focus on what they came to your LXP to do: learn.
3. Multilingual LXPs have improved search capabilities
Once you’ve imported translations to your course catalogue, the search algorithm improves. When users search for a particular content piece, it also grabs results in other languages to zero in on the right result. This means no more lost content, and learners get exactly what they need on demand.
Taking advantage of multilingual software improves learning—plain and simple
We live in a global market, and companies must be willing to adapt their learning accordingly as they grow and expand. The wellbeing of their teams and future success depend on it. The best thing you can do is to ensure you and your team are ready for whatever challenges lie ahead with the right multilingual LMS, LXP, or software on your side.