“The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is to not train them and keep them.”
The Motivation Agency Blog
Learning and Development
Cyber Security is one of those topics that never cease to spark debate, especially when it comes to concerns on how to address it. While many people understand the challenges of Cyber Security, equally many are blissfully unaware.
'I really wish I’d said…’
‘If only I hadn’t been so quick to say…’
We’ve all been there!
Sometimes being super organised doesn’t pay off. Two of our fabulous trainers, Ian Luxford and Amber Orchard-Webb were due to be delivering a day of customer skills training in Hull last week, trains were booked, plans made and then the RMT Train Strike hit.
Let’s put this into geographical perspective. Amber lives in Chichester, Ian in North London – they had a fair distance to travel!
With no airport in Hull, it was time to hit the road. With a relay of cars driven by family and colleagues Amber joined Ian at South Mimms service station in Potters Bar and then on they went up the A1.
The excitement for the day ahead quickly built as an MKM Building Supplies truck was spotted on the M25, a good omen many would say!
The team arrived in good time and explored the training venue, making sure everything that was needed was there and worked! The day went without a hitch – a day designed for kitchen specialists at MKM Building Supplies to help them deliver an even better customer experience.
The complete learning experience included online learning (Meerkat Selling Online and Every Customer Wants) prior to the face-to-face event. The day itself then bought the customer experience to life – activities, discussions and professional actors all adding variety and excitement to the day.
These are two important, closely linked concepts often mentioned in the same breath. Understandably so. They are complementary and together they add huge value in the workplace. While empathy gives you the skills to work with someone to understand how they see things, emotional intelligence is about managing your own emotions, to help you see things clearly and constructively.
Empathy in the workplace has always been needed, and this won’t change. Some may feel there are organisations that have been successful without it. Think though, about how much more successful they could have been if they had empathy.
There’s a reason why empathy is firmly on so many agendas at the moment. People talk about it improving the workplace, maximising employee retention, even tackling the Great Resignation conundrum. So, do you really know what it is and what it can do in the workplace? Because if you don’t, you’re probably missing a trick.
… is watching the growth in the learners/participants.
It starts with the first time we meet: