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12
JAN
2014

Why Post-Workshop Reinforcement Strategies Remain Crucial

Providing training for your workforce helps in developing an organization’s capacity to execute strategy and perform in a cutthroat market. In addition, it also assists in building brand loyalty and recall among a fickle customer base. There are always advantages for providing training for employees. Some are short-term, other are long term. But the benefits can never be overemphasized.

However, many companies fall short in taking full advantage of this opportunity by providing ineffective training modules that lack impact and sustainability. This makes it difficult for workers to rise to the occasion and meet the demands of their performance requirements.

Training is built on foundational preparation whereas learning hinges on the process of execution. These 2 factors have a crucial impact on the bottom line of any business. However, these 2 critical factors need to be reinforced for human labour to be regarded as a valuable asset rather than a liability. It is a fact that learning reinforcement impacts greatly on performance and market prominence.

Most workplaces have a substantial amount of learning that takes places every day. But what makes a difference and sets aside a high performing workplace from a low performing one is technology. It is the power of technology that accelerates the speed of learning and creates a larger network whereby people are proactive and motivated to work in tandem towards achieving common goals.

Training is all about preaching a consistent message.  The classes must be connected to one another so that this notion is not lost or suffer a lull at any point in time. The consistent flow of information provided allows trainees underline their skills, values and approach to different tasks.

Managers should meet with their staff after training sessions and see what they have learnt and provide a platform for them to try out their newly harnessed skills.  Staffers need to put their skills and the information that they garner to the test as soon as possible.

If you do not use it, you will simply lose. This is a common saying during training sessions. Even basic skills like performance feedback, leadership and team building should not be taken for granted. Practical situations should be created for them to thrive and help participants retain or reinforce their learning habits.

It helps to use a variety of learning styles that continue to work way after training or learning sessions are over. Use real life examples, everyone loves a good story. You can dig up case studies and analogies to drive home points. In addition, you can encourage presentations, experiential exercises and group discussions outside the learning space. Use fun and excitement to stimulate participants. This helps them retain content for the long haul.

Ravinder Tulsiani, CTDP, BA (Law): Educator, business developer, corporate leader, author, & entrepreneur – I offer diverse talents across a wide spectrum of businesses & industries. My reputation for excellence reflects my expertise as a strategic planner who creates cultural transformation in business – with a focus on educating & motivating the workforce to achieve core business objectives.

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