This is Part 3 of three-part blog that uses Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start with Why’ as the stimulus to think and think differently about our approach to Sales, Operations and HR/Training.
Recruitment & Selection…
The ‘WHY’ can also impact recruitment approach. Are skills and experience the main criteria assessed when selecting a prospective hire?
Find candidates who are passionate about your ‘why’, your purpose and beliefs, that have the right attitude first and then look at their skillset and experience.
Train the Trainer…
Delivering ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions for operational managers will enhance their knowledge of learning styles, workshop writing, session delivery and create skill boosting mini sessions.
Each session enhancing their teams skills and adding support to the training function already stretched with new compliance and employee wellbeing initiatives.
Investment in the in-house training team is also worth considering. I’ve delivered sessions from 1 to 5 days where ‘Think and Think Differently’ has been the catalyst for refreshing delivery style and design approach.
From presenting ideas on how to plan content that saves huge amounts of time, refreshing tired and tested content and giving it new life to the famous ‘Trainers Toolkit’ exercise.
Ideas presented have energised training teams, increased levels of performance and created workshop material that has had significant success in the workplace.
So why bother working with external consultants?
I’m sure you’ve all heard the story about a man searching for his dropped keys under a streetlight at night. A passer-by joined in the search and after an hour searching turned to the guy and said:
“…are you sure you dropped them here?”
the man replied “No, I dropped them in the park down the street”
“Then why are you searching here?”
“Because it’s too dark back there, this is where the light is.”
How easy is it to lose sight of the big picture or what’s really important and search for answers in the wrong place? Time restraints, distractions and sometimes just convenience can be the trigger to find solutions that deliver an instant fix but still leaves the root cause of a problem unsolved.
Working with Train4Results will support your team and shed light on situations that have not been explored before. Over 20 years experience, gained across multiple sectors can uncover hidden departmental challenges, encourage different thinking and illuminate new ways of working.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the earlier posts they are worth a visit:
- Part 1: Sales and Selling
- Part 2: Operations & Leadership
- Part 3: HR/Learning & Development
If you’re in Sales, Management or HR & Training and the current business climate has challenged your thinking or presented time for reflection get in touch….a brief telephone call will make you ‘Think and Think Differently’