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By James O. Pennock
The following article is a work of...
Blog 1Q: A Conversation
Do it once and Do it Right
But what if we train them and they leave?
What if we don't train them ... and they stay!!!!
- If you're the smartest person in the room ... you're in the wrong room.
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When I worked for one company, training was continuous. Every few months there was a week or more of training on one thing or another. However, I discovered that was the exception rather than the rule. Anything that impacts overhead charges is considered frivolous or unnecessary. The emphasis is on billable hours not training hours. What businesses fail to realize is that those training hours lead to greater productivity in billable hours, enabling a company to stick to their budget more easily. However, in the current climate, if something doesn't immediately enhance the bottom line, it is "unnecessary". Too much time is spent thinking about how to make money and not enough time is spent realizing that the money is made or lost by the front line employees/designers.
If they leave, then the company is doing something wrong. There's an issue in the management culture. Pipers aren't dumb, but if we're treated like rubbish, we'll happily go on to the next gig. Treat us right, give us a good work environment, occasional recognition, and we'll stay.
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