No matter what type of work you do, you will find value, advancement, and fulfillment in your life and career by undergoing training which help in developing your skills be it soft or hard. There is an old proverb that says "Give a person a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a person to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." What does this have to do with training and how does it apply to your organization?
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recently conducted a study of over 2,500 companies to determine how training investments affected a firm's total shareholder return. Using a sophisticated statistical model taking into account a wide variety of variables, ASTD found that training resulted in a significant improvement in shareholder return. By providing the training, the companies in the study gave their employees the tools they needed to become more productive. That's just one of the reasons why many CEOs consider training to be the life blood of their organizations.
There is documented evidence that training activities have a positive impact on the performance of individuals and teams. Training activities can also be beneficial regarding other outcomes at both the individual and team level (e.g., attitudes, motivation, and empowerment). Self-Management Skills address how you perceive yourself and others, manage your emotions, and react to adverse situations. Only when you build an inner excellence can you have a strong mental and emotional foundation to succeed in your life and career. People Skills address how to best interact and work with others so you can build meaningful work relationships, influence others perception of you and your work, and motivate their actions.
Fewer than 5% of all training programs are assessed in terms of their financial benefits to the organization. The picture changes among companies recognized for their commitment to training. Organizational benefits include improvement in productivity, sales or revenue, overall profitability, consistent quality, customer satisfaction, employee development and employee retention.