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.
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.
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.
“What Do You Want To Have Happen As A Result Of Me Being There?”
That’s one of the first questions I will ask you when you’re considering me as a speaker for your event, a facilitator for your meeting or as the leader of your business workshop.
It helps me figure out if I’m a good match for what you hope to do in the weeks and months following the event.
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-partners 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.
According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), companies with standardized training programs have 218% higher productivity per employee than companies without formalized training.
We Build Strong Brands
Summers Hospitality Group’s programs are focused on optimizing results and helping operators maximize their business’s potential. After discussing your needs and opportunities, we customize a proposal that contains specific objectives, measures, and options for how we may work together to achieve your desired outcomes.
We engage in all aspects of hospitality management and have a proven track record in developing brands and turning these brands into market-leading businesses. We provide systems and services that improve all areas of your hospitality business.
The Bottom Line
Here are three amazing benefits of participating in our programs – they are in fact three indisputable reasons why everyone should:
- You get better.
- You get better faster.
- Eventually you become your own business coach.