A company that spends money on getting the best employees, knows that customers would follow on. Competitive salaries and bonuses are important, but to invest in your employees, leadership and development training is just as crucial to a company’s success. Although it may be costly and time-consuming to invest in training, it’s imperative to ensure that your staff hone on the rights skills needed, to be able to carry out their work duties more productively. And no better place to conduct that training than to take your future leaders and managers outside the corporate offices so they can avoid distractions at their desks.
Here are some great benefits as to why offsite training is on the rise:
Because Offsite Training Gives a Long Term Impact
Offsite trainings contribute to marked enduring success. By aligning your program goals to the organization’s strategic goals, you make sure that the training actually delivers an impact to the trainees. That in turn makes sure that the company’s strategic revenue or quality model are at the forefront of expectations. Offsite training also encourages participants in instructional activities, helps them improve their corporate performance and prompts them to work from the heart.
Because You Value Your Employees
Your employees will feel important and valued when they see that you are investing in their professional development. In addition to giving them a break from the office, taking the training out of the office is a great way to show them that you have invested in your employees’ growth. Offsite training gives them higher morale and makes them feel more valued and loyal to the company.
Because There Are Fewer Interruptions and More Focus
If you decide to hold your training sessions in the office, there is a risk of employees getting distracted with their never-ending to-do lists. Instead of checking their emails, they’ll be more engaged in the offsite training, interact with each other, and they will more likely focus on the training at hand and they will benefit more from the training material.
Because You Boost Your Team’s Morale and Encourage Team Building
Bringing the training offsite allows your employees to bond with one another and build real relationships in a relaxed environment. Instead of eating lunch at their desks, your employees will be willing to mingle with somebody new. Offsite training sessions also make it easier for team building activities to take place in between sessions.
If you hold the training in the office; your employees will instead use that time to catch up on the workload, and will be less likely inclined to participate in the organized activities you’ve planned for them – it will be a waste of your company investment.
Because Offsite Training Allows for Creativity
“We know that creativity and innovation will happen when people change their environment, and especially when they expose themselves to a nature-like environment, to a natural environment,” says Kimberly Elsbach, Professor at the University of California,
Davis Graduate School of Management, who studies workplace psychology.
Because Offsite Training Leads to Good Talent
It’s become a trend for many tech companies to offer continuous training programs, and offering learning and development programs are a great way to show potential recruits that you have invested in your future leaders. HR departments are always setting aside budget to plan regular offsite training sessions – and in doing this, new employees who are looking to grow, are attracted to your organization.
Offsite training leads to an enhanced learning environment because when you hold training in a new setting, it can inspire. The work environment factor is essential to ideal learning.
“… staying inside, in the same location, is detrimental to creative thinking. It’s also detrimental to doing that rumination that’s needed for ideas to percolate and gestate and allow a person to arrive at an ‘aha’ moment,”
Elsbach tells Jeremy Hobson, host of Here & Now.
Choosing the right offsite training facility means you need to look at the capacity of the room. From room size and design to seating configuration and furniture, there is a multitude of meeting rooms, conference rooms, serviced offices and business centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that can be custom-designed for business learning. Do you need help finding the right venue for your professional development training? Check out this list of ideal spaces to consider.
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Blog Prepared by fluidmeet Staff Writer
Author: Maha Ahmad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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