Thousands of dollars for hardware and software. Thousands of times more powerful than the systems that sent humans to the moon. And usually, very little or no training in how to use the applications installed, or an awareness of when, where, and why they should be used.
Sound familiar? Do you suspect that you are getting a very small percentage of use out of the tools you already have?
A customized training course, tailored to your requirements, your unique business, and the specific setup you already have, can literally save you thousands of wasted hours.
Software suites like Microsoft Office are installed in hundreds of millions of computers world-wide. Some organizations allocate the time and budget to train their staff in using the applications that make up these suites. Some HR departments query their candidates about their proficiency with these tools.
Software companies that create these applications have been building and refining their capabilities for a long time.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time, experience or inclination to really get on top of what our tools can do for us.
Rather than finding a training organization that runs courses the way a factory mass-produces spare parts, doesn’t it make sense to plan your training needs to make the most of your staff’s existing knowledge, specific work requirements, and budget?
We can design a specific course for your situation and staff, and make sure that the maximum value will be delivered to your organization. Value that will be obvious, and get used almost immediately.
Your staff know how to use their software tools just fine, you say. But are they using those tools efficiently and effectively, or does everyone in your organization do things their own way? People can be effective and skilled, but unless everyone coordinates well with others, the overall impact can be less than optimal. Making sure people understand how the complete processes work may seem like an unnecessary effort, but without a general understanding of the end-to-end processes, parts of those processes can very efficiently block the whole thing from running smoothly. It’s not enough for your staff to understand how to do their jobs well. They also have to understand how their jobs fit into the whole. If they can do that, they will begin to see if there are any places within their responsibility for improvements to the whole process.
Left brain and right brain work well when they stick to their own sides our skulls. Being creative can be really frustrating fi you’re interrupting your flow with finding things, losing things, or redoing things. I can help you create processes that support your creative efforts, in ways that don’t get in the way of what you really want to be doing.