Why are employees so skeptical of corporate training?

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  • 2 months ago

    Imagine that you have a certain level of productivity you must keep up, and then imagine that you are constantly loaded down with so much stuff that you have to take it home, work late or skip lunch to keep up.

    Then imagine that you are told that you have to go to a MANDATORY day long training session for a new form that has to be submitted with certain documents.

    Then imagine that you are also told that you will still have to make all of your deadlines even though you are being required to basically take a day off to have someone from CORPORATE show up with bad coffee and stale doughnuts 'teach' you and several co-workers how to properly fill out a form that consists of Your name , the department name and a code you get off of a chart...and is exactly the same format and information as the previous form...but it is another color.

    Then imagine that ...they have ALSO prepared a PowerPoint presentation, a video, a question and answer series, a true-false test, and one of those psychological employee 'togetherness' things where you prove you are a team and how well you work together.

    And this entire thing takes 6 hours of your day...and could have been done in 5 mins with a memo.

  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I've noticed training which is poorly received by employees tends to have one of several negative characteristics.  

    The first is that the training itself is unrealistic when compared to what the employees actually do.  For example, the training may present official corporate procedures which increase the time needed to perform a task.  At the same time, the employees might be understaffed already, and to keep up are forced to cut corners.  

    A second source of discontent is training by highly paid outside consultants.  The consultants often make far more than the employees, causing resentment.  

  • Matt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    because they have been brainwashed to think employers are evil and manipulative

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