Recently, I read a blog that I really feel is important for companies to review, think about and consider. http://www.brandonsavage.net/train-your-employees/
Employees are the most valuable asset a company can have. If a company fails to invest in the training and encourage staff learning, the company will either lose these valuable assets or clip their wings such they will no longer be as useful to the company's bottom line.
Brandon Savage states this most eloquently in his BLOG: "But failing to train an employee, any employee, might be the biggest mistake a company can make. Employees are partially responsible for the success of the company. The most successful companies listen to their employees, and take their suggestions and ideas to heart. The least successful companies listen only to the executive team, as though that team is the only place where good ideas originate."
Companies need to consider training as a vital part of their product delivery plan. If the staff and customers are trained well, they are inevitably better able to help the company's bottom line.
ASTD states that on average it takes 40 hours to produce 1 hour of quality classroom training. Support those on your staff preparing training by understanding training isn't magic. It requires understanding of the needs, preparing of a plan, developing a training product, delivering that training product and then the ongoing correction and updating of that product.
Check out this presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/bchapman_utah/how-long-does-it-take-to-create-learning
Do you understand your work better, thanks to a training course, today? Thank your Trainer and your Curriculum Designer. (Give 'em a hug!)
Caryn Morgan, corporate trainer, obtained her Masters Degree in Adult Education and Training