This issue of Learning Insights for TrainingPros’ clients focuses on the importance of the right approach for performance measures, a highlight of our onboarding process, and an invitation to our next webinar. And we always invite you to become a contributor in future newsletters – either as a guest blogger in our Learning Highlights company blog, a featured guest on Learning Insights Radio, or as a contributor to articles that will benefit other leaders in learning organizations.
Our main article originates from our Chicago market and the broad experiences that Relationship Manager Mike Lynn has had with performance measures that are team driven. This “power to the people” article contrasts ineffective tops-down measures with those that inspire healthy competition and positive results.
Mark your calendars for our next Learning Views webinar coming up on October 27th and check out the details below for registration. We also highlight fourth quarter L&D events around the country along with important features from our Business RadioX partnership. Enjoy this issue, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Teams Can Drive Performance
Yeah, yeah, yeah. A performance measurement article? Insert obligatory “That which gets measured gets done” adage. We believe it, but it’s not always true. Many organizations that pride themselves on their people development limit their measures to traditional financial performance and broken employee evaluation procedures. And in spite of lots of “measurement,” nothing gets done.
If we stopped to think about it, traditional measures do not really reflect what organizations want “done”—those are just results. The real goals are sustainable behaviors that drive long-range value creation, solid and growing relationships with customers, and happy employees that look forward to going to work each day to make meaningful contributions. Instead of setting ambitiously high “results goals” and expecting employees to “hack it or pack it,” people leaders in a company should explore measures that better reflect the behaviors of those doing the work—the teams that are the engine of organizational success.
TrainingPros and Business RadioX regularly team up to bring you interviews with top L&D leaders. These interviews frequently take place in the Business RadioX home and traveling studios in our Learning Insights Radio show. We also have the opportunity to conduct our Learning Leader Interviews at large annual conferences like those hosted by the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
In this newsletter issue, we are showcasing some of our most interesting categories from the Learning Leader Interviews content. We invite you to check out the recordings in areas that would have the most impact to those managing learning departments:
Large organizations frequently need to bring in extra resources for their training or human resource projects. The need may be short term and smaller or a very large-scale effort that will require many contractors over a long period of time. While TrainingPros can provide talent across all learning & development projects, we recognize that integrating a consultant into your business environment needs to be a very consistent and easy process for you. And those consultants need to be able to work on your project on day ONE.
This is why we employ an Onboarding for Success methodology with every client project. The methodology has guides for our clients and consultants that provide preparation tips for each step of your engagement with very simple and common sense approaches.
We carefully determine your organization’s needs in order to find and interview consultants that will be a great match. Once you have selected the consultants, TrainingPros works to onboard them and ensure they begin your project with all of the tools and preparation required for a smooth start. Your Relationship Manager remains engaged throughout the project to check in with both you and the consultants and will facilitate a clean offboarding as your project concludes.
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TrainingPros, founded in 1997, works closely with learning departments of large organizations to identify, attract, and support leading contract specialists for focused training and development engagements.