Training and Development
"Training is not a luxury"(Noe, 2010). Companies will need to examine their approach and look beyond training activities that simply improve basic skills and knowledge. To be competitive companies must be willing to create learning environments that produce employees who are willing to create and share their knowledge. Many companies though will avoid training programs due to limited belief in the value of training programs or simply to cut costs. This resistance to training may pose challenges for performance consultants, so I have composed an "elevator speech" designed to convince employers and their companies to buy in to a training and development program that will leverage their human capital and put their company back in the competition. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
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Transcript of Speech:
If you would be willing to share your vision of your company’s desired performance, then I can help you develop strategic training activities that are learner centered and automatic. Why learner centered, because your greatest resource is in human capital. By tapping into to your human capital, your company can cut costs and leverage its potential by creating training programs that train employees in the art of creating and sharing knowledge. Collaborative training can “accelerate the pace of employee learning” by promoting personalized learning opportunities and customized feedback. Once your training needs have been identified and effective training has been provided, your company should be able to meet its goals as well as meet your customer’s standards in quality. This will only work though if you company is willing to ensure a supportive work environment. A supportive work environment will help attract and retain talented employees. These are the employees that will produce a competitive edge for your company.
Noe, R. A. (2010). Employee training and development (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.