Three things determine the strength of an organisation. The first is the capital base, that second is the workforce; staff from entry to board level and the third are the goals towards which the business pour in all the hours and for which money is put to work.
The capital and goals cannot work on their own. This makes workforce the most important element in the equation of business strength. It is the element that gives the capital its purpose and gives life to the goals.
If the workforce is so important, then measures need to be put in place to nourish and protect it.
Incentivisation, annual leave, and away days are traditions in a lot of companies. However, rest and leisure aren’t the only ways staff can be catered for. It should be a strong business culture to have periodic trainings for staff. This should be done with the sole purpose of boosting the moral confidence of members of staff through age appropriate information and up-to-date activities.
Some companies have leadership and productivity experts in-house and that is a good thing. Some CEOs are gurus at stirring the creative power of their staff. However, CEOs and HR can be so good at pep talk and knowledge transfer but bringing resource persons from outside the business to offer new information can work magic. It can create a feeling within the workforce that “someone” outside, someone with an expert scoop of how competitors are doing it, came to give them the push to give the goals of the business added mileage. This will not make insignificant those within the business who may have been in-house resource persons, whether they are HR pros or the CEOs. The fact that the business desire to see everyone boosted through external resource persons is added power to leadership.
How often should this be?
Workforce boosting through trainings can happen as often as the business discerns that the workforce needs it. But on the average, to keep busyness business, every business should have a training at least once every three months. A lot can change in ninety days and having a refresher afterwards can be a game changer. Whatever method the business chooses matter as much as holding these trainings for staff.
What content should they be?
Each presentation should be tailored to the goal actualisation of the business . This cannot be difficult to figure out as well as “who” should make the presentation.
Where should they hold?
They are called in-house trainings because they are supposed to be held within the premises of the business . But at least one of these sessions can delivered outside the premises.
The learning experience that these trainings offer staff would serve as investment in their personal mental growth. This will greatly impact on overall productivity and goal actualisation.
When are you going to hold a booster for your staff?
Written by: Adese Okojie