It seems so simple.
Just take a financial short cut. Then show your boss how much money you saved.
But some of these short cuts prove to be costly. They fail to deliver what you want. Or they open up expensive problems.
Heres how to accomplish real savings on your training program.
1) Use a live instructor. Adults learn best by doing, practicing, and experiencing. Effective instructors customize their programs to meet peoples needs, provide counsel on individual challenges, and respond to questions. Videos, CDs, and E-learning are seldom effective for primary learning. Since the greatest cost of learning is the payroll cost of the participants, you want to make sure the program delivers results.
2) Hire external experts. They can speak candidly about crucial issues related to complex work skills. They are free of prior encounters with your staff. And they bring a fresh, outside perspective based on a worldwide view (instead of an internal one). Those who specialize in one skill area have developed extensive knowledge. Ideally, choose one who has written books or published articles.
3) Include accountability. Work with the instructor to...