The Importance of Training the Trainer

Shortly after I joined my new job as a Quality Control supervisor, I found myself in the unflattering and precarious position of having to train the person (lets call him C) who had been the trainer for the last 3 years. Until then C ruled the department with absolute totalitarianism and he always had the last word. It so happened that my boss who hired me thought I had a better eye for detail and placed me in charge of making decisions that once was C’s to make. The interesting chain of command in the department also created a situation where C, who was in charge of production, was now subject to my discretionary judgment as the head of quality control! Moreover I had to train the trainer on how to run production to meet my standards. Needless to say this did not go well with him! The Importance of Training the Trainer

Sometimes as a trainer one can come to the conclusion, and rightly so, that his or her skills are good enough that it qualifies them to pass on their accumulated wisdom to the next in line being trained. But the key component here is not so much the actuality of the fact but the attitude of the heart. Can one become such an expert that they are beyond learning? Are they so good at what they do that they should not be teachable enough to be taught anything new? Is their accumulated skill so superior that they cannot humble themselves to accumulate some more? Being a trainer requires first the attitude of a perpetual student – always seeking to know more, learn more, improve and excel. It entails at the outset, the need to constantly keep refining, honing or sharpening one’s skills, constantly looking to adapt and minimize flaws in methodology along the way.

Companies around the world have used Train the Trainer  programs for some time now. Their main goal is to continue to invest in the improving or enhancing of their trainers to better equip them for a diverse range of training scenarios. For more information on how companies do this refer to this article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshbersin/2014/02/04/the-recovery-arrives-corporate-training-spend-skyrockets/

 

Benefits of Team Building Training in Corporate World

In a genre where businesses are led not only through competitive wars, but by cooperative approaches as well, companies are digging out ways for building the team to bring about unity among members. Here are some reasons why corporate companies in today’s world are resorting to team building exercises like fun-filled games and team vacations from time to time.

Motivation and Building Rapport: Team building activities and training trigger feelings of motivation when members of a team feel motivated to do more after succeeding in a particular task as a team. Motivation from other members of a team also helps individual members gain confidence in themselves. Participating in such fun-filling activities as a team helps build rapport among team members.
Develop Problem Solving skills: Team building exercises involve problem solving whereby all members of a team gather to solve an issue together. Such techniques are geared towards developing a sense of unity and responsibility for facing troubled situations or issues together.
Increase in Productivity: As is known, a task done by a number of individuals together is accomplished quicker than when it is worked upon by one person. By working as a team, members can make optimum use of resources, incorporate their own creativity, improve on the flaws and accomplish the tasks much faster.
Stress Busters: Team building activities act as stress busters to members who find great satisfaction and relief in participating in something other than their regular course of work.
Improves Communication: Team building activities develop a better communication system within your team, thus helping leaders convey messages without much hassle. Activities like train-the-trainer help identify good trainers within teams and thus do away with the need for recruiting personnel from outside the organization.
Team building training programs at MMM Training Solutions help in self-assessment of members helping them contribute as a team. Want to be a part of MMMTS? Visit us at mmmts.com