08 Mar 2017

GETTING ROI ON STAFF TRAINING

GETTING ROI ON STAFF TRAINING

Staff development should be one of the top priorities for every organization but most organizations are not intentional about it. Some organizations don’t deemed it necessary because of fear of losing staff they have invested in, while others feel they can rarely get value that impacts their business that can be attributed to their investment on staff training and development.

So, an average organization trains because of their immediate needs, some make provision for it in their budget but rarely get to implement it and in some instances, some are indirectly forced to train because of statutory requirements and not necessarily based on needs or an established culture for learning and development.

It is not just enough to train or send employees for training, there must be an established culture that aligns every department and employees to their strategic learning goals for the period. Training without an established culture and structure for development, is all wasted investment.

What is your organization’s learning culture? Whether you aware of it or not, your organization has a learning culture and that culture determines the performance climate and growth of the organization’s workforce and bottom-line, the organization’s success.

Any organization that desires to remain relevant and competitive in this era must have a culture and structure that promotes learning at all levels to promote staff training and development that enhance the organization’s capabilities to produce great people that can produce outstanding results.

If the rate of learning in any organization is not greater than the level of change being experienced, the organization is going to fall behind among its competitors. More critical is the findings of Experts in the field of learning, which states that, 50% of the knowledge people have today would be irrelevant in the next two years.

That puts at risk organizations that does not have a structured learning culture that align employees developmental goals with organizations overall goals.

A structured learning culture is not a miracle neither is it an impossible goal. It requires the organization’s ability to see the bottom-line impacts of it and invest to make it happen.

A learning culture entails there is psychological safety within the organization. An atmosphere that allows for idea sharing, freedom for everyone to be heard, make mistakes and get correction and a climate that allows for questions and shared responsibilities.

Also, a learning culture entails an intentional structured and concrete processes that allow time, space and tools that support every employee’s developmental goals. It facilitates and promotes access to continuous learning and increases flexible access to training

Organization must focus on its learning culture to ensure that their people are not out of touch with development.

To start with, every organization must evaluate their current learning climate;

What are staff learning and what do they prefer to learn?

How are staff learning and how do they prefer to learn?

When are staff learning?

Where are they learning from and where do they prefer to learn?

We help organizations proffer Learning and Development solutions, lets help your organization build a well structured learning processes and programs that guarantees return on investment.

contact, solutions@karisfined.com or 08152860111 to schedule a free Learning and Development Performance Assessment for your company.

 

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