‘I Want To Develop My People, But I Can’t Prove It’s Worth The Money’
Why would anybody spend a ton of money training employees if there’s no way to actually prove it works?
Many would answer, “I wouldn’t.” But that’s the wrong question.
Can you quantify the benefit of your elementary, middle or secondary school education? Probably not.
Would you say, “I’m not going to buy a six-figure education for my kid to go to college unless I can prove it’ll get her a six-figure job”? Not likely.
The reason is that we know, thanks to numerous studies, that education is good for people and is correlated to higher incomes.
Well, workplace learning is good for people, too. Most of us would agree that, broadly speaking, when employees are trained and developed effectively, they perform better and are more promotable.
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