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Developing your Teams - 5 Tips for Success

Whether it be to improve your employees’ skills, to promote innovation within your company or to enhance its appeal, developing your teams is essential. However, this is not always straightforward, as there are already such a wide range of training programs on the market. Here are some tips to help ensure that developing the skills and know-how of your employees is a success.

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1 – Define your training needs carefully

The training programs you choose must have maximum impact. You therefore have to start by setting clear objectives and identifying the skills you need to develop, as well as making sure that they are aligned with the company's challenges.

2 – Take the necessary time to develop your teams

Any training process is a long-term investment. Choosing quality over speed or savings is therefore crucial.

Focusing on the number of training hours is not the priority. If the duration of the program does not enable you to achieve your goals and those of your company, you will ultimately lose more than you gain.

3 – Involve your employees in training projects

Training plays a key role in the career development of your employees, which means they are directly concerned. So, get them involved, collect their feedback, and offer to work with them on developing their skills. This will help them feel more engaged throughout the process and more willing to invest their time. You also need to ensure that they stay motivated.

4 – Think about changes in your sector of activity

Even if you think that you master a subject, professions, tools and know-how are evolving constantly and rapidly. So, don't overlook the areas you think you know inside out -updating skills can have a major impact on the performance of your teams.

5 – Provide your employees with the best possible learning conditions

Undertaking and learning from a training program takes time. You therefore need to adjust your employees' schedules and balance their workload, so they have the time they need to focus on developing their skills. Even the best training programs can fail if the participants do not have enough time to fully devote themselves to the learning process!

Lifelong learning has many benefits, but it remains a complex subject. Our experts remain at your disposal to provide the necessary support and help you optimize your development plans. Please do not hesitate to contact them for advice on how to develop your teams.


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