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Train for a strategic reason
Winslow Wong | 04 Aug 2017 00:30
Despite the growing importance of developing learning organisations to drive continuous growth, it’s ironic that training is still treated as a cost without any return on investment. Many consider training as a sheer waste of resources because it hardly improves staff performance. So, when things get financially tight in business, training is often the first to go.

Having been involved in training and personal development for years, I can understand why training is often perceived as a waste of time and money – the key reason is lack of strategic focus. Organisations must not look at training in isolation as a way to fix poor performance or when something unsavoury happens, like low customer satisfaction or poor employee engagement, but neglect the more important aspects, including management roles in the process. It also doesn’t help that those involved in training-related functions also lack clarity.


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