Training requires that the company’s mission and values are intrigued in every trainee’s nerves. A good training necessitates involvement. An ideal training Program is not only an end result of the above, it is even more and it needs to be specific in structure. In my opinion, Candor, Differentiation and finding the Work-Life Balance are what define an ideal Training Program.
Hiring employees and getting employed is like playing a game and the Training Program should be designed such that everyone emerges a winner. The Training undergoing employees are a company’s biggest asset. Asset because, they constitute a major percentage in and their voice and opinions, when heard by the managers and Team Leads, can influence the management decisions, for better. It is like getting every brain in the game. Here, is when Candor comes into picture and let’s see how it leads to winning. Any organization – a team or a workforce – that can bring more people and their minds to the table has an immediate advantage. In this way, more ideas emerge, discussed, confronted and improved. This is an imperative approach where the young trainees, instead of feeling isolated and shutdown, open up and learn. This way, Candor replaces fancy PowerPoint Presentations and Suiting Up with real conversations, they maybe about a company’s strategy, a new product introduction or someone’s performance. But there are mixed feelings. For some, the Bosses will caution about employees of their Candor. In some cases, people don’t speak their minds simply because they don’t want to. But to summarize it all, I support candor because candor unclutters. It will be a biggest change if adopted in the Training Program, but it will be for better.
Second aspect to Ideal Training is – Differentiation – Fair and Effective. Let me make a bold statement here – Companies win because they differentiate between the top and bottom performers and business. This tactic, when applied to Training Programs can be immensely beneficial. For any organization, a Training Program is an investment. It needs to be driven, the trainees need to be driven and not enjoy it like a piece of cake. Differentiation is when the managers segregate the trainees in top 20- mediocre 70- bottom 10 ratios and act. The managers act in the ways which monitors an employee’s work, point out the deficit and implement changes. They identify the top performers, categorize and it is for the benefit of all. Some may contradict here by saying that we don’t implement Differentiation because it is a rude way and we don’t want to be seen as harsh to our employees. To managers with such an attitude, I would like to exemplify the concreteness of my proposal. When I was a little kid and used to play football in the fields, the coach there would identify who was really good in practice and directly choose them to be in the team, those who played mediocre were put in as Extras and those who under performed in the training would be shown the nearby bench. The consequences? The team with the best players won, the mediocre players gain inspiration to be in the team the next time and the under performers pulled up their socks and dedicated themselves to one goal – To perform. So, if you see clear, The coach of the team was not rude or harsh, he just wanted to reward the best ones, motivate the mediocre and put a firm insight of performance in the students who were to sit on the bench. This was and will remains the best solutions to get the most and best out of everyone involved in the game, be it football, a job or business.
The third foundation principle to “achieving it all”, lies in finding the right balance between the Work and your personal life. Work hard, play hard and spend some time in being what you are back home – A mother, father, son or daughter. Be everything at work, but at home, be right what you are. Now, one perception to this may seem to be like – how can this aspect contribute to an Ideal Training Program? Well, let me explain. If you are a boss at work, play that role firmly and happily but when you come back home, drop it. Your parents don’t want to know how many people you hired or fired during the day. They want you by their side, talking and having dinner. Now, the other way round – You are a great son, You take care of house and family and perform all your responsibilities. But, you go to work, and just do not put in your best there, do not perform and remain carefree. Well, reality Check -This attitude won’t work either. If you are best at home and nil/underperformer at your work, it’ll sooner or later have consequences to the person you are when you get home, You’ll deteriorate. Aspect two, you are performing best in the organization but playing the least of your role at home, your work performance will decline too. So, the managers, the trainees need to realize that to put in and pull in the best and optimum results, each one of us need to find a Work-Life Balance. So how do you do it? Answer – Priority management. Arrange, organize and be happy.
Success, at the end of it all, is a celebration. And by implementing the above powerful ways, success will come, Celebrations will come – To the Organization and the trainee – to the ones implementing. Following these steps, a lot of success will be born, but the best out of the lot, will be An Ideal Training Program.