Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cultural immersion the ideal professional development tool for staff

The employee training budget is often one of the first to get cut in a tough economy. But even when they do spend the money, organizations tend to put their resources towards building specific skills. From “Advanced Excel” to “Project Management 101,” training is usually thought of as a way to improve an employee’s ability to perform a particular job function.
But what about training for fit—the idea of teaching employees what kind of behaviours are valued at your organization? Many executives think it’s just not possible. But the idea that you can train for skills but not behaviour is simply not true. If it were, none of us would be very good at child rearing or at training pets. In fact, leadership development and organizational psychology wouldn’t exist if it were impossible to teach behaviour. Fact is, our brains can be trained to behave in a certain way, and training your employees for fit is an excellent way to align your culture and use it to drive success. Here’s how to do it.
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