How Training Moves Your Business Forward

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Depending upon the business you’re running, your staff may require annual training. Instilling new skills and refreshing old skills sometimes is necessary. The following contributed post is entitled, How Training Moves Your Business Forward.

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As a business can feel like you are standing still or moving at a rapid pace – both can be true. Your job as a business owner is to make sure the standing still isn’t stagnation, but instead is a period of learning, taking stock, and reflection.

When we, as businesses, have access to more technology, courses, and highly motivated individuals – the only thing holding us back – is us.

If there is one thing you can’t put a price on, it is employee training – from bank sales training to coding – it’s the one thing that can push your company forward in a whole new way.

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Skills

The better someone is at their job, the better they can do their job. It’s that simple. Furthermore, the more trained someone is, the more confident they are in what they do and how they do it.

This is perfect for staff who want to do their best and see themselves progress.

Efficiency

Much of what your staff will learn at training is going to help them be more efficient. Now, it depends on which team the staff is in, but typically any training for any team will see improvements.

Efficiency can further be improved by reaffirming all of the targets that the staff is supposed to meet once training is over.

Motivation

Motivation comes from many places, but inspiration comes from showing your employees that they are valued when working. When you are invested in your employees, you will ensure that they have excellent training – and other things that support their career.

Highly-motivated staff is likely to perform at an exceptionally higher rate, with improved productivity and the desire to achieve the work your company will put into the world will be incredible.

Promotions

You have to have space in your company for your staff to grow up. Once a team member has done everything they can do in one role and training and expanding the role while there – if there is no upward motion available – what will they do?

Leave and take their knowledge and skills with them.

For many people, they see this as a reason not to invest in training your staff, but as the saying goes: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson.

If you don’t train your staff, you are also faced with the possibility of having a workforce that simply doesn’t have the tools to perform their best.

Retention

One of the biggest perks of having well-trained and motivated staff is less likely to lose your team. When motivation is high, and you have invested time and money into their performance, they will want to stay where they are getting the best treatment.

Your staff is the driving force behind the business, and to keep your business moving forward at a healthy rate; you need to invest in them. They are the ones on the ground who deal with clients and complete the work—making your staff one of the most essential things in your company.

Read more: Why Teamwork Is Essential In Your Business

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.