Have you ever walked out of a training workshop, a webinar or even after completing an eLearning course and said to yourself, that was a waste of time or pointless? All too often employees are being forced to participate in training that not only do they feel is pointless, but it really was unnecessary for them to attend. Maybe they already had the skills. Maybe it lacked what they really needed to know. Maybe they just didn’t see the purpose. For whatever reason, the time and expense it took to develop and attend this event was pointless to them and probably pointless period.
All company executives, not just the Human Resources Director and the Training Director, should be asking these questions. Is your training a series of pointless events? What do employees say about your training efforts? Do they long for more information, different skills or a more engaging environment for learning?
While we never set out to develop pointless training solutions, pointless workshops or an entire pointless training department, it sadly happens way too often. And each time it does happen, it makes a turnaround that much harder to implement.
Help is on the way!
My new book, “Pointless Training: The Consequences of Inadequate Training Strategies“ is in the final stages of publication and will be available for purchase in a couple of months. Stay Tuned to this blog for details…….