After reading an article I wrote on Training Trainers Before Training Others, a CEO of a manufacturing company emailed me about a training program they were about to launch to help contractors sell their products. He stopped for a second and thought it would be wise to contact me to assess their readiness for training.
After speaking with him, the assigned instructional designer and tapped trainer, I returned a quick assessment of their pluses and what I would recommend they do to ensure success. I call this a “Quick Physical” and I don’t even charge for this procedure.
Because this company has less than 30 employees, they do not have a formal or even informal training department. Yet I applauded this CEO for taking a pause in his day to assess if he is going in the right direction.
How often would you take advantage of a Quick Physical if it was free?