The Importance of Training and Development in The Workplace

Dr. Ryan Giffen

Like with anything, you have got to have a plan for every aspect of your business. Just like your business plan clearly reflects your intentions with your financial growth and the voice or direction of your business. Your plan or directives for your employees should be clear as well. This might seem like it is inherent in the business, but it is not. Let’s have a look at the best way to incorporate training and development in your workforce. As well as increase morale, productivity, and more.

Structured Training and Development for Your Employees

The only real way to ensure that your employees are on track. As well as working together for the betterment of your business is to implement structured training. This way, your employees will all be on the same page. It is also a great way to encourage team building and good morale since it is an activity that can be done together. The underlying purpose is also to help the weaker employees to catch up without having to single them out.

With structured training and development, your team will not only receive the training that they need. But have the opportunity to develop together as a unit and work sinuously as a team. It might seem overwhelming, but with the right training, you and your team can make your business dreams come true.

Critiquing and Improving Employee Performance

Having a structured employee training and development program is a great way to oversee and critique your employees’ performance without singling people out. When issues are handled as a group, your employees will respond better. And still have a clear picture of what it is that needs improvement. Some things just simply work better when implemented in a group setting.

Staff Training and Development Methods

Training is a great development method in itself. Let’s have a brief look below at some other training and development methods that can help your team:

Task Rotation: Allowing your employees to rotate tasks is a great way to break up the monotony of their jobs while also giving you a great opportunity to cross-train them.

Workshops: Workshops are also great for cross-training. They can be used to help employees to learn in-depth concepts about their existing tasks.

Simulations: Simulations can be a great hands-on learning technique that will allow your employees to learn what they need to learn in true-to-life situations without the pressures of real situations.

Performance Reviews: Conducting performance reviews can be extremely effective. It is also important to utilize this as an opportunity to encourage your employees and build them up for the things that they are doing correctly.

Career Planning: Giving your employees an opportunity to plan their careers is an excellent inspiration technique that will lend itself to teaching opportunities.

The Benefits of a Better Work Environment and Employee Training Programs

There are plenty of benefits associated with employee training programs. The biggest is a better working environment. With a better work environment, stronger team relationships, and more overall positivity, you will watch your employee turnover rate decrease while your productivity will increase. Another huge benefit is a cohesive directive for your employees to follow

About Dr. Ryan Giffen

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like. Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness. Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another.  Lastly, Dr. Giffen is producer and host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast. a show helping everyday employees overcome workplace nonsense.