Your friend gets a brand new car and invites you for a drive. When you reach his house, you are awestruck at the sight of his brand new car. It’s shiny, black spotless paint is almost blinding and the smell of the interior leather is immensely inviting. You both finally sit in the car and your friend puts his key in the ignition. The roar of a new car. Wow! You relax and stretch yourself on the passenger seat and casually ask your friend.
“You didn’t even tell me, you were learning to drive and now suddenly a new car and license”
“I don’t have a license.”
“You don’t have a license?”
“No bro. Don’t know how to drive only, how will I get a license!!”
“WHAT?? You don’t know how to drive?”
“Nah. But I have played enough GTA, so don’t worry”
What will you do next?
If you will not leave the fate of your life in the hands of an untrained driver, why risk the life of your company?
Even though my experience in the training field is very limited, I often wonder why organizations even conduct trainings in the first place….
• Is it because while recruiting, employees were promised growth and development?
• Or, because they have some funds allotted for L&D, which need to be utilized?
• Or better yet, because of certain mandates?
The answers to all these questions should be a big NO, but sadly it isn’t.
Today, many organizations conduct trainings largely for the above reasons and in doing so they rob themselves and their employees of the many benefits an effective training program can offer.
Training will develop your employees’ skills. Skilled employees:
- Make lesser mistakes