Reason #10: Lack of Commitment and Involvement From Executives.
Training and development can be made effective, with involvement and commitment from top executives.
Involvement includes the actual presence and actions of individual executives in the process. Commitment is critical, and active roles by senior managers can be accomplished in many ways – ranging from minimal participation to increased involvement in which specific days are allocated to teaching. This equates to resources being allocated to the training and development function and its specific pros.
When executives take a very visible role, others will do the same. This attitude filters throughout the organization and by no doubt, can create a big difference.
Adapted from the article “Eleven Reasons Why Training and Development Fails... and what you can do about it” by Drs Jack J. Phillips & Patti P. Phillips at the ROI Institute, the Business Evaluation Centre will be featuring a mini-series on this topic, sharing a new point each week. Make sure to catch our final instalment of this series next week!