Training programs are an essential part of any company’s professional development strategy. Still, many training programs can be prohibitively expensive and take employees away from their jobs during the training sessions, which can disrupt productivity. Collaborative training offers great potential for addressing these concerns, and fostering cohesion within the company. Take a look at these ideas for helping your business pull together with trainings that involve everyone.
Partner With a Similar Business
Sharing a training program with a corollary organization can lower costs for you and your business. Collaborative training brings together employees from more than one company to use one training facility and share resources, thus reducing the overall expenses. Moreover, by splitting the training session with one or more partners, networking opportunities will be helpful in employees benefiting from each other’s experience and knowledge.
Exchange Training Services
Training costs may be cut even more by trading services with a similar organization. When Company A sends one of its expert employees to train Company B, the favor may be reciprocated when Company B is able to send a different kind of trainer to address a certain need in Company A. Strong ties may be built to coordinate services between two or more companies by sharing resources and cutting costs.
Each One, Teach One
Instead of paying for all company employees to attend training sessions, send representative employees and then have them train their coworkers what they learn at the session. It will be a tremendous return on investment, especially when employees get to learn from coworkers they know and trust. This also leaves the company bases covered by some employees while others are being trained.
Get Training with Company Purchases
Many training programs come with the purchase of new equipment or software. Sometimes the training is free; other times it costs an additional fee. Unless a company’s employees have the time to learn a new operation or there is someone on staff to train other employees, it is often best to obtain the training offered with a particular product like Microsoft, for example. Efficient training sessions will help employees round the learning curve faster than if they try to learn a new piece of equipment on their own.
Collaborative training is a smart approach in today’s business world. Utilizing practices like these can save time and money while keeping employees up to date through participation in various training programs. With forethought and planning, a company can optimize a collaborative training experience to teach the employees who need it most. boratiDiscover how Global Learning training programs can get your business trained on time.