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How Consistent Training Can Boost a Business

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Every year, new trends emerge which give business owners an insight into what they can do to give theirs a boost. While some trends come and go, others like effective training are a golden tip companies can always turn to. Even so, modern ideals suggest that consistent training is now better for boosting businesses than more traditional training models, and here’s how.

Introduces new skills to the workplace

Traditional training methods dictate that new and existing employees usually participate in one block of training every few months. Not only does this provide employees with information that is harder to digest, but there are practical elements lacking in this approach.

What consistent training does offer instead is a more hands-on way of training employees, so they get a first-hand look at how to put their new skills into practice. This is especially true if you choose to go with on-the-job training or mobile training. While on-the-job training enables new skills to be engrained more, mobile training apps allow employees to learn all about new skills at their own pace. With 35% of the global workforce expected to be millennials by 2020, this type of training also presents younger employees with a comfortable medium to train with.

Encourages workplace camaraderie

It is a well-known fact that happy employees make for a more productive workforce. Unfortunately, the UK is lagging behind other major countries in pioneering this ideal, but it’s something consistent training can help with.

Often, training gives employees a chance to connect with colleagues and build on crucial teamwork skills. When team-building events are also included in training programmes, this means employees will be spending a lot of time with each other. Leading to increased morale among the workforce, the more consistent the training is, the stronger and happier you’ll make your team.

Prepares the leaders of tomorrow

It is not just core skills like communication, teamwork, and organisation that consistent training aims to instil, but also leadership skills. In every workforce, there are employees who will one day go on to become managers and leaders within the company. You will need these employees to adapt to changes within the industry and inspire others around them, which are qualities that need nurturing. Training them gently and often with courses like those on corporatecoachgroup.com can help them recognise their potential, and prepare them for big career moves later in life.

Brings a business into the future  

Training of any kind allows employees to learn new skills about their role and the company. However, consistent training offers something traditional methods do not: the chance to stay up to date with ever-evolving technology.

Businesses of all shapes and sizes benefit from modern innovations, from social media algorithms to anti-virus software and virtual reality technology. As these innovations evolve a lot in a short space of time, it is vital to ensure your workforce is clued-up about relevant changes. This is where consistent training steps in. By its very nature, it must adapt to these innovations to benefit the future of a business – something that can be effectively passed down to staff with regular training sessions.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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