Don’t pay for training: Introduction

So, you know you’ve got a business problem. Before you shell out for training, consider this: is more training really the solution or is there […]

Don't pay for training: Set clear expectations.

There's a problem in your business and you think training might fix it. Before you do anything, make sure your people know exactly what they […]

Don't pay for training: Give feedback

Most people think they don't get enough feedback. Instead of jumping straight to training as a solution to your business problem, have you considered whether […]

Don't pay for training: Provide equipment and resources

Your people know what's expected of them at work, but there's still a problem. Before you decide to implement more training, think about whether they've […]

Don't pay for training: Remove punishment

Before you choose to pay for training, have you considered whether your people are being punished for their work? Performance suffers when people don't enjoy […]

Don't pay for training: Remove rewards

You want to train your people to fix a business problem. But wait: the issue might not be a skill gap. Instead, it might be […]

Don't pay for training: Simplify the task

Have you got a problem in your business? Perhaps the task you want people to complete is simply too difficult or complex. Try simplifying it […]

Don't pay for training: Remove obstacles

Would you rather train people to jump through hoops to achieve a desired task or simply let them walk right up to it? If you've […]

Don't pay for training: Provide practice

If you had to perform a task you learned over a year ago, you'd have a problem remembering how. Similarly, your people might not remember […]

Don't pay for training: Personnel

Are you planning to use training to fix a business problem? If you've considered every other option, including obstacles, tools, feedback, and rewards, then it […]

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