A well run business requires a team of people that can work collectively and efficiently towards a common goal. Employees that are motivated to work hard for their company are employees that feel supported, encouraged and motivated by their employer. Part of creating an environment of hard-working and engaged employees is to ensure they have all the resources available to do a great job as well as the knowledge and understanding of what’s expected of them and how to perform their role optimally. When it comes to training, this is one of the best investments you can make in your business.
Here are 4 things to consider:
Inform your team of the objective for their training. Let them know the why, what, where, how and who. This will help create staff engagement and establish the common understanding of how the training is positioned to advance their career path. Once they understand the WIIFM, their engagement and attitude towards the training will amplify.
- Ease of Learning
There are different types of teaching styles just like there are different types of learning styles. Some people prefer to discuss things while other may need time to read quietly and process info. Keep this in mind when setting up your training. If you send your employees to a seminar, be sure to follow-up on the seminar with task specific workshops, webinars, one-on-one digital training, etc. Ensure that all delivery paths are covered as everyone learns differently.
- Align Training with Goals
Ensure employee training sessions are aligned with organizational goals. Once your employees understand why they are attending the training for themselves, be sure to link it to the overarching goals of the company. This will help them feel not only aligned with the common goal of growing your business but also understand how they can grow with you.
- Cross-Training and Teamwork
It’s a great idea to pull employees from different departments to attend training together. This gets them out of their comfort zone of always working with the same team or independently. You are enabling new connections and relationships to be built as well as a deeper understanding of each others roles, challenges and successes. This not only helps with company culture and morale but expands your employees’ understanding of your business.
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