Most business recognize the value of training when it comes to new employees. There is a formalized process introducing them to the company, the industry or the culture of the business. Rarely does anyone start a new job and is on the front lines as soon as the ink is dry on the application. It may seem that way because the level of service you receive stinks. Poor service can be attributed to the person having a bad day. But, more likely than not, it's due to a lack of training. And ongoing training at that.
How often do you attend training? Think about your current job. When was the last time you participated in formalized training?
- I was part of formalized training/orientation during the first week of my employment.
- We have yearly training retreats to cover changes in our industry.
- I am at the top of my job and have completed all of the training requirements necessary.
- It was yesterday, the last time I worked.
How about another definition of training? This goes to show you just how powerful training can be. This training cost an estimated $500 million dollars. Officially, it only lasted for 9 days. But the effects are still being felt today.
You might think you have no responsibility when it comes to training. But it's not just a one-time thing. If you want to grow personally or you want your business to grow, you can't afford to ignore training as an important part of your business plan.
While there are thousands of books, programs, articles and web sites to help you with training,