Creating success for your business
There's a saying which has been attributed to many different people over the years. We don't know who first said it, but it's very accurate nonetheless:
"Which is worse: you train people and they leave, or you don't train them and they stay?
And of course that's true. If you train staff, they increase their skills. If you don't have the right support systems and career motivators in place (we can help with that), then some of them might leave. Yet most will feel valued and invested in, and stay with the business for the longer term, using their new skills and diffusing them throughout the organisation. If they actually use what they learnt on their training course (we can help with that too) then the training pays for itself many times over.
Turn this round and consider what happens if you don't train your staff... You end up with a team of people who don't feel invested in, have reduced commitment to the organisation, and who never improve their working practices. Of course, there's something to be said for "learning from experience", but it's a very long process which rarely aligns itself with established best practices. And with sales, leadership and communication skills, each mistake which happens in the meantime can be incredibly costly in lost business, poor leadership and damaged relationships.
Fresh approaches for your business
Whilst it can be hugely beneficial to an organisation to have low staff turnover and a long-serving team, one of the drawbacks is that it can be hard to get new ideas into the business. People learn from each other and become a close-knit team, but often fall into the trap of "this is how we do things here" without reference to what's going on in their industry or the economy as a whole. Training programmes can be particularly valuable to well-established teams, bringing in the latest approaches from outside the organisation and fitting these seamlessly into everything that's good about the team.
It's what the most successful companies do
If you take a few minutes to do some research into those organisations which are recognised as the best in the world, there's a common theme throughout: training and development. These top organisations like Shell, Motorola, Cisco and Virgin to name just a few, invest continually in their staff and put procedures in place to ensure that investment is used on the job straight away. It's easy to think that this must be expensive and that only these organisations can afford training, but that doesn't have to be the case. At Navanter, we have effective training and development programmes to fit most budgets, and whether you're a multi-national or a small business, we take the same care to ensure that your development activities have the impact you need them to have.
So why not get in touch with us today to talk about how we can help your business succeed?