Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook can, on occasion, be vehicles capable of delivering great ideas.
Estelle Metayer, the former president and founder of Competia, a leading training organization for executives and analysts in strategic intelligence, provided Twitter followers with a perfect nugget of wisdom last month. Here's what she wrote:
"CFO asks CEO: What happens if we invest in our people and then they leave us? CEO to CFO: What happens if we don't, and they stay?"
Simple and to the point – just like tweets are meant to be – and in barely 100 characters Metayer illustrated one of the tenets of developing a skilled and innovative workforce. Investing in employees is how both individuals and companies succeed. It is how they thrive, how they weather the storms of recessions and depressions and how they revolutionize industries.
Using online learning solutions to stimulate workplace development
Investing in the personal and professional development of your workers has several benefits. For starters, it enables them to do a better job for you. They will be equipped with the skills to complete necessary tasks as efficiently as possible and potentially come up with ways to improve business that you haven't even thought of.
Not to mention the fact that dedication to training also allows companies to grow leaders from within and build a positive corporate culture.
Now, let's look at the second part of Metayer's tweet. What happens if you don't invest in the growth of your employees and they stay with the company? All you will be left with is a group of workers with no motivation to advance and better themselves or the company.
Online training systems are an easy yet effective way of helping team members better themselves. And for those weighing the risks of developing high quality talent and then seeing them leave for greener pastures, it's quite simple. No company should prefer to maintain mediocrity and expect to succeed and no organization should fear the potential of its employees.
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