Bob (not his real name) was frustrated. And that’s putting it mildly. When he and I talked about his business’s on the job training program, I’m pretty sure I could see his blood pressure go up. Because he knew his system didn’t work. But he thought he just didn’t have time to change it.
So, I wanted to show him a better way to do on the job training.
Because business owners DO have time to change it. And that time comes from all of it saved by setting up training that doesn’t cost owners and other workers their valuable time.
For example, Bob (again, not his real name) used the old follow-me-around-and-learn method. But he, and the workers he trusts to train other workers, ended up distracted by tons of newbie questions. And you can’t blame the newbie. Because how’re you gonna learn if you can’t ask questions? Right?
So, the old follow-me-around-and-learn method costs time AND money in reduced production output.
And there’s another issue with the old follow-me-around-and-learn method that can actually be dangerous. Because newbies don’t know their way around the place. And they risk getting hurt on machinery while they’re trying to pay attention to instructions. That’s a serious risk management problem.
I’ve talked to other business owners who had potentially good workers quit because of those risks.
Good workers are willing to be lead. But the problem is, people wanna work with people who make them feel confident. And how confident can a newbie feel as they follow somebody around who’s trying to answer questions AND run a business?
Short answer…not very.
And, as a business owner (or someone who wants to be one) it’s important to understand how the old follow-me-around-and-learn method is not the best use of your time. Or your newbie’s time.
And making the best use of your time is one of my super powers. Matter of fact, I’ve used my schedule control power (among others) to help business owners and entrepreneurs build 6 and 7 figures businesses. Lots of them.
So, when you’re ready to make the best use of your time, consider jumping into my RondaReady UNversity. That’s where I share how-to videos (on the first Thursday of each month) for getting your business back in control. Or off on the right foot.
But the deadline to enroll for June’s class is fast approaching. May 31. You can still enroll after that, but then you’ll have to wait for July’s class. And you’ll miss out on this important time management class.
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