How Often Do You Train?
So, how often should you train? Well, considering top athletes train almost every day between games and in the off-season, business shouldn’t be any different. Unfortunately, the reality is that employees rarely have the opportunity to participate in more than one training session a year.
Much of a manager’s training can be done in department meetings. Hold weekly team meetings and conduct hour-long training sessions once or twice a month. This way there is consistent month-in and month-out effort to help employees learn and grow. Topics can relate to company products, company procedures, technology or interpersonal skills like teamwork or customer service. Beyond this do a few 1-2 events during the year. You will catapult your team’s energy and results on the job.
One of the keys to employee motivation is ongoing development and growth. Managers that become effective trainers can help their employees achieve self-motivation and self-direction. This leads to improved performance. Various studies by the American Society for Training and Development suggest that companies with more consistent training outperform others by over 20%. This is reason enough to train your team consistently.
EventWorx™ are the SHG speaking, workshops and educational and training programs for leaders and staff at all levels – that offers deeper and expanded opportunities to grow participants understanding and awareness of what it takes to build success.
Sometimes, the easiest and most cost-effective way to help a group or team gain a fresh perspective, upgrade its overall operational or business capabilities (or just add value to a meeting, retreat, conference or corporate event) is by organizing a workshop. Workshops give attendees the opportunity to learn in a professional but informal setting where they can feel free to ask questions, benefit from each other’s experiences and insights, and learn new skills at an accelerated pace. The most important thing about putting on a great workshop though is making sure that the person conducting it is eminently knowledgeable in the subjects he or she is expected to cover.
Learning Solutions for staff, managers and executives have included:
- Menu Engineering Workshops
- Social Business Workshops
- Leadership Workshops
- Manager-In-Training [MIT]
- All hourly staff positions,
- Service & Hospitality,
- Cost Controls
- Local Store Marketing
- Any other areas in which you need to set expectations higher and achieve more.
Every February, Fortune magazine publishes the top 100 companies to work for in America. What isn’t always mentioned is that these companies regularly provide over fifty hours of engaged learning per employee per year. It pays off in both the companies’ bottom lines and employee satisfaction.
With four decades of hands-on operational experience and a string of successful workshops delivered around the globe, Jeffrey has become one of the world’s most knowledgeable and sought-after leadership and management consultants in the field of Hospitality business. To make things easy for you, his workshops can be completely customized to fit your needs and can range from two-hour focus sessions to full day (and even multi-day) programs.
“What do you want to have happen as a result of me being there?”
That’s one of the first questions Jeffrey will ask you when you’re considering him as a speaker for your event, a facillitator for your meeting or as the leader of your business workshop.
It helps him figure out if he’s a good match for what you hope to do in the weeks and months following the event.
All of our programs are built to make you a success. Which means we build them according to your specific and unique needs. This doesn’t mean we “customize” them to fit your business (which means nothing more than taking a templated program and tweaking it to fit your situation). We personalize them 100% from the beginning to ensure that we leverage every unique aspect of your business in order to innovate your ability to create success. This is a very critical difference.
The strategies discussed briefly here so far and the others to come lead to better employee performance and engagement. Our research proves it, we have succeed at it, and our client managers have experienced it. Remember, first the managers change and improve and then employees will follow. Each strategy takes persistent practice and review to achieve mastery. All of them go together like a symphony. Each needs to be conducted with a caring heart. People are the greatest resource of a company. Nurture, support and coach them and they will go the extra mile for you because they want to.