Organization & Leadership Consulting

Strong Links for Effective Training

A metal chain provides a metaphor for effective training in the workspace.

One of the most effective and useful ways to foster a healthy work environment is to know your business well. And by knowing your business, we mean knowing what your greatest strengths are in a deep and meaningful way. In the business world and within your organization, you need to utilize your strongest links to create the strongest chain. Honing in on your particular organization’s strengths gives you the opportunity to strengthen them even more, and in turn, strengthen your whole team. Effective training is one of the greatest tools to achieve more growth in your areas of strength and fully equip your team for success. So, what makes for effective training?

Leverage Strengths – A Training Focus 

Identify and understand your team’s strengths. Then develop a strategy to use your team’s strengths to work holistically. Consider performing a survey of your team members to assess areas that are working well and are truly successful. Consider these areas in light of your long-term culture shaping goals and organizational values. Your team will benefit most by leaning into what they already do well.

Focus your training strategy on the strengths, natural talents, and successes you’ve identified through your analysis. Then create and build teams with talents that are complementary. Encourage your team to lean on each others’ strengths, and create a chain of strong links. 

Strengthen the Team – Strategies and Learning Styles

Once you’ve identified your team’s areas of strength, move on to developing and designing customized training strategies. Remember, your team is interconnected even while serving in different roles or departments. It holds a unique set of diversities within it.

Each team member will intake information and training uniquely. Recognize their different learning styles and design your training accordingly. Some will be auditory learners, some visual, some kinesthetic, and some a combination. By addressing each learning style within your team, you’ll see a much greater return on investment. 

Effective training, while short-term in implementation, is a long-term process. It’s wise to always be evaluating and reevaluating performance to see where you and your team stand in relation to where you’d like to be. Training has great potential in culture-shaping, which in turn helps decisions stick and gain traction. When used wisely, effective training is a mighty tool. 

Is the idea of designing and implementing effective training overwhelming? Are you wondering what is missing in your current programs or how to better leverage what is there? It’s unrealistic to expect to excel in every area of organizational leadership, which is why TurningWest exists as a guide to come alongside you.

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