Why is training in the workplace important?

Managers are the links of the chains that make up the hierarchy of any business set up no only on the Gold Coast but Australia wide. The stronger the links are, the better the performance of the entire chain. It is for this reason that the training, education and Up-skilling managers is of vital importance. While the importance of trained managers cannot be challenged, the coaching of employees and managers at any level can boost up the performance of the company as a whole and a vital part of performance management.

Advantages of Training

 Let us consider the advantages of Up-skilling Managers.

  • Productive workforce:

A trained manager would know what he is doing and thus would save excessive amount of time that would have been otherwise wasted in common management mistakes.

  • Confident employees: 

Once they have the requisite knowledge, they would feel more confident with the decisions they make, which can contribute to the way they perform.

  • Enhancing skills:

Your team becomes more efficient and more capable of handling new and multiple tasks. They also get to know about running of the company.

  • Trained leaders:

A trained leader would provide better leadership to his/her subordinates. He/she will know how to make the best use of the workforce he/she has working under them. A trained manager can help reduce time wastage, casual attitude of workforce and create a better bonding between the managers and the workforce.

Disadvantages of un-trained managers in performance management:

To some companies on the Gold Coast, the way things work is too good to be changed or altered when they think about suggesting training sessions for those who have been working in a company for many years. They would rather not have some petty advantages over the training expenditures and the reluctance of their top management to invest in Up-skilling managers.

The importance of training your managers does not actually lie in what you would get when you train your managers; it lies in “What you would lose if you don’t train your managers?”

Not only is it more costly to have untrained employees at hand it can also create severe penalties when it comes to quality assurance and a health safe environment. The amount of money you wish to save by not training your managers is the same amount that you lose due to the lack of productivity of your company.

Here is a rough sketch of where your company is likely to stand if the managers would continue to be untrained.

  • Chaos and disorder: Staff that is not trained will not know how to arrange their tasks. Their in tray would be un arranged causing their tasks to be delayed, postponed and sometimes completely neglected.
  • Unsafe set up: Safety training and hazard cautions are very important and often penalised at audit rounds. The money that you wish to save from the training sessions would end up as a fine for not following regulations.
  • Low productivity: A manager at the managing level if untrained, would lead to low productivity. This is because the leader would not know where to take his followers and would end up misleading them into performing even worse than before.
  • Frustrated environment: When the managers will not understand what is required from them and the managers would not know how to explain themselves, the environment can turn rather nasty. This may lead into violent comments and rash behaviour that would reflect negatively upon the company name. It will also de-motivate the managers into being productive.