The Business Coach with Laura Murphy: Why bother with learning?

Question: “I’m being told by one of my Directors I should invest in learning but we’re getting along OK so why should I?” Steve.

Answer: “When major research organisations demonstrate that companies who invest in learning are more likely to not only survive but grow during a recession, why not? And when 43% of managers think their line managers are ineffective, then the answer has to be yes.

People think of learning as just attending an expensive course when it’s so much more and can cost very little. Google pair aspiring software engineers with senior developers so they learn on the job and the CEO has a coach. BT apprentices had additional training on mental resilience. Locally a company has information exchange sessions so employees expand their knowledge base. It’s all learning.

So what’s holding you back? Consider this. Instead of being “OK” your company could be outstanding. Without it you could fail.

As a first step go along with your Director to the Eastbourne Workplace Learning Event on 14 May and meet other business owners who can talk about the benefits they’ve found. Find out what will work for your business and then incorporate it as part of your overall strategy.

Laura is an organisation development specialist and executive coach with mtc2 ltd.  To solve your problem email laura@mtc2.co.uk Twitter @WayfinderWoman Names and details have been changed to protect confidentiality.


Laura Murphy is the founder of mtc2 ltd, a management consultancy, training and coaching company. Laura is an organisation development specialist and business coach. If you have a problem then contact her at laura@mtc2.co.uk

Visit the website on www.mtc2.co.uk

Names and details have been changed to protect confidentiality.




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