As the new year creeps up on us, our inclination is to reflect back on the triumphs and failures of the previous twelve months. Magazines and newspapers are full of Ten Best and Ten Worst lists of all kinds. Political pundits are full of lists of missteps and after-the-fact insights. From our collective habit of coming up with New Year’s Resolutions, we might guess that individuals do their own internal list making as well, mostly of the Ten Worst sort. And businesses, too, would do well to reflect on the relative successes and failures of the past year.
Einstein is usually credited with saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” A business that is steadily losing ground in our ever-increasingly competitive world, or merely treading water and hoping for better times, is in urgent need of an internal assessment to avoid doings the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
What type of year was it for your company’s training programs?
We’re betting that the most successful training you ran involved experiential learning in which teams of employees were actively engaged in a hands-on thought provoking activity as opposed to those in which they were passive participants.
Why are we such strong believers in experiential learning? Because we’ve been running business game simulation workshops since 1996. We’ve seen how even the most finance phobic of participants can enjoy learning how to balance a budget when they are part of a team making decisions that affect the financial fate of their company vs. their competitors. And we’ve seen how much they can learn in even a short half day program.
Contact us so we can share out enthusiasm about experiential business training with you and suggest programs that would work best for your company.