Training in a downturn – time to get organized

As the global recession tightens (or maybe it doesn’t) and we all cut back (or expand) business is good (or bad). It is schizophrenic to be a businessman these days.

Underlying business has been good in 2008 but many of our clients are now starting to feel the year end pinch – is it worse than usual or the start of a prolonged downturn – its hard to say but the signs are not good as the credit crisis works through to the real economy.

Nevertheless we have been here before with the tech crash, recessions, 9/11 and SARS and we know that someone is always doing well – and that good companies use a downturn as an opportunity to get organized and update their skills.

In a downturn people costs always come under pressure; here is how we can help:

  • Our Speed Lead training can save a day per week of unproductive time, make people more effective and increase job satisfaction by cutting out unnecessary cooperation and communication.
  • We can help you increase effective control through managed decentralization rather than head office dictat.
  • Our managing without travel program can help you continue to get things done when the travel budget is cut. If people are not so busy with travel they often have more time for development – use it wisely
  • Many organizations react to downturns by increasing business integration and sharing resources at a regional and global level – if you need the skills to deal with more complex organization structures please let us know.

When people feel insecure and trust is low you can win a lot of hearts and minds by continuing to invest in their development.

Why not contact us and see how you can develop your way through the downturn.

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