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CORPORATE TRAINING FUNDAMENTALS - TRAINING TOMORROW TODAY

Tim Millett
Published by Tim Millett
08 October 2013

The big changes in employment practices, job designs, business practices, demands for skills and the rise of the New Economy has created a massive demand for formal training and core competencies. Training and upgrading of skills is now a fundamental part of global corporate reality. The foreseeable future includes clear demand for strongly focused, integrated management training.

Training strategies basics

Training is an investment in the future to produce both immediate and long term results. Each stage of training is part of a continuum of skills development. That function is now absolutely essential in modern training. Constant upgrading of skills in response to new markets and technology is the norm in all professions, and training is the key to creating full skill sets.

Strategic targeted training in different fields creates a multiple future career options. The benefits of this strategic training apply throughout a person’s career, and create the foundations of ongoing career development. Modern training allows for planned development of a very wide range of professional skills, and when integrated with management training expands job and professional career mobility.

Sales and customer service training

Sales and customer service training are major employment market issues, and formal training in these areas is very much in demand across business sector. The demand is based on the emerging need for advanced skills as products and customer interfaces become more complex.

Formal sales and customer service training is now the benchmark standard in many industries, notably the consumer and finance sectors. The training provides a vital link with corporate and management goals and priorities, ensuring much higher levels of efficiency and top performance in these vital areas.

Team training

Teamwork is critical to productivity at all levels of business, and team training is now a major focus of employer training schemes. The “team” questions are now standard in all job interviews in every profession. Team training provides strong corporate skills and clear bases for career development. The trainee progresses up
the career scale, taking on new roles in teams and learning more about team roles, relationships and ultimately progressing to team leadership and management.
The benefits of team training are holistic, developing personal skills at an individual level and enhancing team functions.

Leadership training

Leadership is a demanding role, requiring a range of advanced skills which only formal training can guarantee. In career and corporate terms, leadership training is a classic example of “training tomorrow today”. The leaders in training of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Their training is the basis of the intellectual capital and professional management skills of the future.

Leadership training embraces a wide variety of skills such as:

  • Performance management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Team building

Leadership training creates the skill sets of future leaders. It also creates the knowledge base of the future on multiple corporate, personal, and professional levels. The leaders of tomorrow will develop their concepts and initiatives from the skills they learn today.

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