One of the hardest parts of management is keeping your team on the same page with everyone else. You need to have the proper systems in place that will allow your team to communicate clearly and freely with the rest of the company, whether that is with other team leads, different departments, of supervisors.
Communication is absolutely essential in any business management position. It is probably the single most important part of business management and corporate training.
But, what happens when you old system of training starts to break down? What should you do to implement a new company wide training system that brings everyone on board in a synchronized way?
In this post, I want to talk about how you can switch out your company’s old certificate classes for train the trainer for our innovative Hot and Cold system. Best of all, we will outline how you can do with virtually no hiccups or lag times in company-wide outputs.
Corporate Training in the Modern World
As I mentioned above, train the trainer in the corporate world is probably the single most sought after traits of the modern workplace. Employers want employees that have training in their background and know how to communicate to a wide group of people.
But, when your office-wide training protocol becomes outdated, something needs to be done. Here is a step-by-step process on how you can convert your current office-training program in to the H/C system.
Step 1: Send Out an Office Wide Email
Since communication is paramount in the workplace, the first thing you need to do is send out an office wide email. This will inform everyone as to what is going on. There is nothing worse than office rumors because they spread like wildfire and decrease company morale.
Step 2: Find a Third Party Facilitator
Another crucial step to switching up your training protocol is to find some kind of third party, objective facilitator. What is a facilitator, you ask? I facilitator helps create effective facilitation. They help the meetings run smoothly and they help make sure everything is going according to schedule.
Facilitators also offer an objective basis for a new program. If you do not bring a corporate facilitation training professional on board for your new endeavor, you run the risk of looking like a lone wolf and people are less likely to hop on board.
Getting the right facilitator can greatly expedite the process and decrease costs of acquisition.
Step 3: Encourage Feedback
The next thing that you need to be conscience of, is that many of the staff will have questions. An obvious one is, “Why are we changing the system?”
You will need to be prepared for these kinds of questions, so that you don’t look unprepared and you can give your employees a sense of stability and rational.
Also, by encourage feedback or even respectful disagreement, you are promoting a workplace culture that values and trains its employees in the benefits of the soft skills. This isn’t a major focus on the migration process, but soft skills training is a great auxiliary benefit when migration is done correctly.