Saw an interesting question on LinkedIn about a Cloud for Training. I took one that I had done in the past and have put it up for review.
There are two things are work here – one making the assumption that training employees may cause them to leave, and untrained employees will probably stay. The question really gets down to Training or Not, and what will motivate an employee to stay or leave.
You can take a look at the cloud below, but the Motivation for whether an employee or stay or not is probably not caused by training, unless we hear comments like:
“The new training was great — as soon as I got done with the course, I was offered a new, better paying job!”
“I can’t leave this job. I won’t take the time to improve my skill set so I can get out of this company unless the company pays for it!”
I haven’t heard these types of comments, but it could be just the sector I am in.
Motivation – to stay or leave – is more dependent on how items outlined in Dan Pink’s book, Drive, which deals with Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery.
If this training supports these conditions, then the employee is more Motivated, and will likely stay. For training, if the logic of how it help move the employee and the company towards a strong, clear Purpose, then its a strong motivator.
For Mastery, the training should help then improve what they are good at, or what they want to become better at.
Finally, the path of this training should be that once there is a certainly level of Mastery, the employee can have more Autonomy and be more self directive, reducing the amount of management required.
Here’s the training cloud:
M-F: 8am - 6pm