3 Innovative Training Methods to Try

There are many different innovative training programs to educate and motivate your employees. As a business owner, it is important to try almost everything and keep making efforts to make sure your staff is encouraged and productive. If you’re stuck on some traditional methods of training, your employees may lack encouragement and motivation. Here is an overview of 3 most innovative and effective training methods for your employees.

Work for the Competitor

Although it sounds strange, it can be one of the most effective training methods. Working for the competitor can be quite motivating for your current employees. Regardless of the location of your business, you must have a company in the area which may not be your direct competitor. This company may be experiencing the same kind of problems and wants some employee improvement. You should pick up the phone and ask the company to make a switch for a couple of weeks.

This innovative training method can be good for both employees and employers. It allows your employees to learn many new processes that aren’t being used in their current jobs. It makes sure everyone benefits and gains knowledge or insight into their tasks, work environment and duties.

Allow Knowledge and Age to Rule

Almost every place in the world has a senior citizen’s activity center or economic development center. There are also non-profit organizations functioning in every area. These organizations are always partly staffed by seniors who’re willing to impart their knowledge and experience about the job.

Most of the time, there’s no need to reinvent the entire wheel. You can simply rely on tried and tested methods which have been working for ages. Knowledge and age can add a lot more to your innovative training program. Seniors are mostly willing to work for free or minimal pay. You should definitely consult a senior to train your employees into using traditional methods of business.

Boss for a Day

There are some employees who have the right kind of experience, skills and power to handle different problems and take efficient decisions. Such employees are difficult to be encourage with basic training programs. You need an innovative training method to keep them encouraged.

You can allow each employee to be the boss of the business for one day. Most employees won’t take long to realize how difficult it is to manage your job. On the contrary, these employees may even consider a new, effective way of managing business.

Once every employee’s been the boss, you can plan a group meeting and discuss different suggestions. Being the boss of the company for even one day can make the person realize a lot of things. A thorough discussion about every aspect may strengthen the bond between your employees and yourself.

In order to keep your employees motivated and encouraged, it is extremely important to get them on board with procedures and policies. You can also seek their help in implementing new ones and appreciate their contributions. Innovative training methods are always the best way to put a bit of fire under your employees, and make them work harder.

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Jason Silberman
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