Management Bug: Lack of Training Budget

A MngtBug is a problem, cause or impact in a human manager’s decision which produces an incorrect or unexpected result.
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Description

This week’s Lack of Training Budget is a known issue within Human Resources and Team Leaders.

By definition, a training budget is the direct and indirect costs required to analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate and maintain courses and materials. Establishing a training budget for your organization ensures you allocate appropriate funds for employee development. Training ensures that your employees get the skills and knowledge they need to perform effectively on the job.
(Extracted and adapted from https://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/importance-training-budget-organizations-1364.html)

The right employee training can often mean the difference between sinking and soaring when it comes to meeting your business goals and projections for the year.
(Extracted and adapted from https://bizfluent.com/how-6568957-training-budgets-step-by-step.html)

The problem is that many organizations see training as an expense and not as an investment. Untrained employees will, inevitably, lack the knowledge to use company resources properly, which will lead to waste, in a service industry; lack of knowledge about procedures will affect customer interaction and retention.
(Extracted and adapted from https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/the-true-cost-of-not-providing-employee-training)

The lack of training in the workplace poses its risks and can be more expensive than the cost of the training itself. Some of these costly risks include high staff turnover, missing out on high-value and tech-savvy recruits, as well as losing competitive edge when team members don’t have the latest skills to meet current-day challenges. Some of the risks are:

  • Losing Your Best Employees
  • Missing Out On New Generation Hires
  • Crippling Your Competitive Advantage
  • Never Reaching Full Productivity
  • Failing To Innovate

(Extracted and adapted from https://elearningindustry.com/lack-of-training-in-the-workplace-costs)

Ignoring or denying this MngtBug will only foster the conditions for the risks to become real.

Known Associates

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This MngtBug has been mentioned with several MngtFixes such as…

“Employees Interviewing”,
“Employees Achievement Recognition”,
“Job Descriptions Definition”,
“Competency Matrix Implementation”,
“Training Budget Definition”,
and of course “Training Budget Allocation”!

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Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories

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