The Struggle To Engage Employees In Training
Would you believe that 50% of corporate training and development programs fail? That statistic might seem implausible but in reality, organizations often rush to create company-wide Learning and Development (L&D) programs without committing to a long-term strategy. Most training plans are created under the assumption that they will support themselves without requiring a shift in company culture or leadership behavior.
L&D programs fail for a multitude of reasons, but common factors include:
- Little to no clarity or action from management
Almost every unsuccessful corporate initiative can be traced to the same issue: failure to actively promote the plan from the top down. If leadership does not promote and accommodate training, then employees will not feel encouraged to participate.
- Irrelevant or insignificant training content
This fact is often hard to swallow for organizations: there is no one-size-fits-all approach to company training. An effective training program is tailored to support the wants and needs of individual employees.
- A lack of understanding from employees about L&D
Training that helps upskill staff is not always deemed “necessary” by the employees themselves. Instead of…