Planning Now for 2015

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Bob Greenwood. October 15, 2014. ( over 7 years ago ) 1,593 views

Times have changed and so must management routines. One item that should be on your immediate list is: looking forward to 2015 and what Technical and Management training is required within your shop?

 Too many shops today still have a tough time looking and planning ahead. They’re reactive instead of being proactive. When a shop “vision” is in the process of being executed, development of the “team” is mandatory, so on-going training must be evaluated properly each year. This is a proactive step. Competent technicians now require 100 hours of training per year to stay level in their knowledge. Management requires 6 to 8 days per year now. Times have changed and so must your processes as to how you look at and plan your training within your shop.

 Now is the time to take inventory of your team’s competencies as well as management competencies and seek out the required training / development to ensure 2015 is a positive development year for your business. Be prepared to travel… not all training will be in your “back yard”, so proper budgeting is also part of this process.

 Don’t procrastinate on this topic because the amount of “change” coming in the next 3 years will be more than the past 5 years, which, when one is not prepared for, creates tremendous stress.

Bob Greenwood

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Bob Greenwood
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada