When I hear someone say they don’t have the time for training in their organization, I know that what they are really saying is that training is not a priority.
The truth is, we make time for those things that matter to us.
What they are also saying is that their employees, profits, customers, and long-term growth and success are also not a priority – because training is an investment in all of these.
Establishing a learning culture in your organization by making the time for training, sends a clear message to your most important stake holders:
- You are telling your employees that they are important to you. So important, you are willing to invest time and money in helping them acquire or hone the skills necessary for their success. Now – and in the future.
- To your customers, you are sending the message that their business matters. You care about them so much that you are taking the steps necessary to ensure your employees are skilled. You care enough to be sure your staff will be able to help them have the best experience possible with your organization in every way imaginable.
The world’s most successful companies make the time and dedicate a portion of their yearly budget to educate those who are in the position to create repeat business for the organization.
The message they send is learning matters. It’s a priority.
According to Tony Robbins, author, entrepreneur, and life coach, when you focus on training and creating a team approach you also:
- Grow revenue geometrically
- Boost company culture
- Maximize productivity
- Master the skills of influence
- Unite as a team
- Take your business to the next level
But how do you know your training programs work?
First define your expected outcomes. Then work with a trainer who is skilled at implementing a program designed specifically for your goals. Then measure.
Progressive companies measure to see if the implementation achieved the desired results … through surveys, mystery shops, and audits.
And then – keeping training a priority – you repeat the cycle on a regular basis.
Create the desire and urgency to learn in your organization. The investment you make now in time and money will more than pay off in future profitability.
How much time are you dedicating to training in your organization?
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