Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree.
"What are you doing?" you ask.
"Can't you see?" comes the impatient reply. "I'm sawing down this tree."
"You look exhausted!" you exclaim. "How long have you been at it?"
"Over 5 hours" he returns "and I'm beat! This is hard work"
"Well why don't you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?" you inquire. "I'm sure it would go a lot faster."
"I don't have time to sharpen the saw" the man says emphatically. "I'm too busy sawing!"
(extract from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey)
Are you too busy chasing results to sharpen your saw?
Are your team working with blunt blades?
Quite often training is the first thing to get cut when times are challenging but this is often a false economy. Like our friend in the woods just working harder isn't always the answer.
Regular training ensures that your company has solid foundations and is best positioned to maximise opportunities. To paraphrase the old yellow pages advert training isn't just there for the bad things in life. Don't wait until sales are falling or customers have turned their backs on you before you consider training plans for your team.
A well trained team will:
Be more motivated.
Be more loyal to your business.
Give better customer service.
Create more loyal customers.
Achieve better bottom line results.
Aristotle said "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Achieve More Training will help you identify the habits that your team need to develop to produce consistently excellent performance and then deliver a programme to ensure those habits stick.
Whatever the size of your team Achieve More Training can provide bespoke cost effective training to meet your needs. We specialise in sales training, team leadership, and management development.
For a free consultation contact us today.