Experienced learning leaders know there are 5 top training strategy mistakes to avoid.
Good learning leaders start by creating a strategy that outlines clear and compelling choices about where to play and what actions to take.
Done right, a successful training strategy sets a learning and development function up to perform beyond just the sum of its parts. Without a clear direction, your training function may tactically achieve some short-term wins, but it will fail to garner the ongoing trust, support and results required to make a meaningful impact on your career, your company or your employee base.
There are many different paths to creating a successful training function. In our experience, however, there are 5 main strategic approaches that differentiate one training function from another. One direction is not necessarily better than another. Rather, the key is to create a core focus that works in your specific environment and addresses your most pressing needs. A successful training function, however, always aligns with the company’s business strategy, organizational culture and talent management scheme.
The Bottom Line
Before you make your first training move (i.e. training systems, resources, processes, programs, people, content, budgets, etc.) to meet the ever-increasing demands of your stakeholders, make sure that you and your executive team agree on the fundamental purpose of the training function and how it directly aligns with the corporate strategy.
For if you and your key stakeholders do not agree on the motivations and long-term reasons for your learning and development function, your chances of success are slim.
To learn more, please download the full article: The 5 Most Common Training Function Strategies and Key Mistakes to Avoid
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