No manager wants to be labeled an ineffective leader, especially when it is not even in their best interests for their team members to fail. So, why do many still not provide post-training support?
According to a recent LinkedIn Report on workplace learning, business impact is the No. 1 measure desired by business. Yet, less than 8% of organizations are actually demonstrating that. Most are still dependent on smiley sheets and program attendance to show the quantum of work being done, but not really the quality. If we want to successfully measure the return on training, we need to change our approach and completely flip it around.
When we work with an organization, we are constantly interacting with people—whether face-to-face or via technology. As skilled workers, we have access to tons of information and each one us becomes a repository of some key data points. Application of information leads to knowledge, which eventually results in profitability, which is the end goal for all corporate organizations.
Learning & Development has been perceived as a ‘yes man’ function for way too long. Whenever business leaders say they need training, we get to work and deliver training! Do we pause to understand the reasons, the motives, the final outcomes that are desired from said training program? Do we challenge the status quo
Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team. - Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Trust Noun Firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. 'relations have to be built on trust' – Oxford Dictionary... Continue Reading →
Measuring the effectiveness of a training intervention has been one of the primary concerns for a majority of L&D professionals. CEO’s across the globe state that ROI is the No.2 measure desired by them. However, only 4% currently see ROI on L&D.* There may be several reasons why we may be unable to arrive at... Continue Reading →
You have recently launched a highly-anticipated, company-wide training initiative. You have secured the best facilitators—ones with air-tight content—and, following the positive response received from the first training session, you are in a celebratory mood. Up until one of your associates asks, “How do we know if it was really a success? And how are we... Continue Reading →
The team at C2C-OD interviewed Tom Meier, Director of The Center for Accelerated Learning, to find out more about Accelerated Learning (AL); from its beginning, to the philosophy of its four phases, and the future of training. Thank you, Tom! Here is the interview: Please define AL in under 30 words: The AL approach activates full... Continue Reading →
Gina is the HR business partner, and she is also responsible for Learning & Development within a mid-sized IT company. She is planning a training program for one of the support teams but the team is currently swamped with work and they are not inclined to spend 2 hours, let alone 2 days, in a... Continue Reading →