By Alex Owen-Hill

Do your business goals align with the goals of your employees? Robotics training is one way to make sure they do.

Robotics training can benefit both you and your employees. It allows your business to accomplish its goals while developing new skills and expertise among team members.

Employees will appreciate training if they can see how it helps them achieve their long-term goals. They may not see the benefit of a training session if they perceive that it serves the company but not them personally. This can make the training less effective because, in learning, you get out what you put in.

Related: Build an In-house Robotics Team, Identify Skills Required

To maximize the results of training, get your team on board right from the start of your move to in-house robotics expertise (see our post on how to get your key stakeholders on board).

Continual Learning is Essential for both Employers and Employees

Another benefit of training: employee retention

One way to get individual team members on board is to demonstrate how training contributes to their long-term career goals. Continual professional development is fast becoming a vital element of modern businesses. These days, it’s a big risk to neglect to provide training.

A recent Fortune article says modern employees, especially millennials, will “immediately start searching” for new jobs if they can’t move up in their current position. Continuing education is one of the best ways to retain employees. It’s also a great way to develop your business capabilities.

Training vs. Learning

Training and learning are two sides of the same concept, but from two different perspectives: the business’s and the employees’.

From your perspective, you want to provide training in a way that will bring you closer to your business goals.
From your employee’s perspective, they want training that aligns with their own goals. The two perspectives can only be reconciled if there is some sort of dialogue between you and them. Ultimately, it is the employees who will undergo the training and it’s up to them to truly commit to it. It is only with their collaboration that you can ensure effective learning.

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