There are a lot of complaints about management training.
Here are some of the issues that you might be experiencing with your training plan and how to tackle them to ensure that you get the big benefits that training and development should provide in your business.
It’s Not Entertaining
First, it’s important to realize that management training doesn’t need to be hilarious or keep trainees on the edge of their seats.
It does however need to ensure that they remain engaged. If there isn’t a high level of engagement, then they won’t be absorbing the information. That’s why you need to ensure that you are choosing the best training and development program, custom-designed to keep your team’s attention.
Management training can be confusing, particularly if you are using a poor learning management system. However, it’s important to realize that e-learning doesn’t have to be a technical and logistical nightmare.
It is possible to set up an LMS in your company that is a tremendous asset for learning rather than a nightmare.
You just need to put functionality and user experience as the key goals here.
Too Much Content
Every minute, there are more than 4 million searches on Google. There are 2.5 million posts on one social media network every minute.
It’s obvious to say that there’s a lot of content out there that could be used for training. That’s why another common complaint is that training courses are just filled with too much content that isn’t relevant.
We’ll discuss relevancy a little further down.
However, it’s important to note that a high level of content on training courses can be useful as long as it is curated. It needs to be filtered to ensure that the most effective and relevant content is delivered to learners.
The content used should also be up to date and it’s worth exploring a range of different formats.
This is going to guarantee that the content is interesting and remains appealing too.
Training Isn’t Useful Or Needed
Finally, arguably one of the most common complaints about management training is that it’s just not needed at all.
Before we dive into why this is nonsense, it’s worth pointing out that it can, unfortunately, be the case. If training is filled with fluff and doesn’t link to any real action or results, then it can be a waste of time.
You need to make sure that you are focusing on the right areas with your training. It needs to leave people feeling as though they have improved in key areas and are better equipped for handling new challenges.
Typically, people feel like the training was a waste of time after the event because they aren’t given opportunities to utilize what they have learned. If you finish training and discover that none of it was relevant to your roles within a business, you are always going to feel like it was a waste.
Instead, the training needs to be molded around what jobs and tasks consist of. One study in 2016 found that 45% of employees believed training was not relevant to their needs.
The right training administered the right way will always be useful. It can ensure that you are more effective in your position and helps individuals establish themselves as leading figures.