BLUF - What kind of training opportunities do you create for your team/company, without being overly dry and unengaging?
Something is currently telling me that an important area to focus on, given my role, is the engagement of our employees overall. We do offer some training through videos but, in all honesty, they aren't as useful as I'd like. The videos come across as though you are being talked at, not talked to, or with. We have introduced some study guides to increase the level of engagement possible, which has helped. However, I feel there is more available to create a culture of learning and comradery without trying to turn into some "hip" tech startup with ping pong tables (that just isn't our culture). This is why I ask a community of professionals their opinion.
While I have used MT training myself, it will be a longer play to gain approval for a company-wide engagement so that is off the table for now. A few things that I am thinking about:
- Taking a more active speaking/discussion role as a supplement to the current video training offerings.
- Finding other experts in the local area to come in and speak to the employees.
- Writing with thoughts and lessons to our company on a regular interval.
- Forming a book club of sorts.