How the Lack of Training Affects your Organization

by Mar 27, 2024

The workforce is the heart of any thriving company. However, without proper training, employees may find themselves ill-equipped to meet the demands of their roles effectively. 

Millennials think learning and growing are important reasons for joining a new company. Additionally, individuals from Generation X and subsequent generations require chances to enhance their skills and adapt to changes in technology and market trends. 

Investing in employee training and development is key for long-term business success. Employee development programs aren’t just for top executives anymore; they’re essential for both your organization’s prosperity and the well-being of your employees.

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How the Lack of Training Affects your Organization

The significance of effective training cannot be overstated. Yet, when training efforts fall short or miss the mark, the consequences resonate throughout the organization, manifesting in various detrimental outcomes.


Decreased Productivity

Training serves as the foundation for equipping employees with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their roles efficiently. Whether it’s due to confusion about procedures, uncertainty regarding tools or systems, or simply a lack of proficiency, the result is often a slowdown in workflow and compromised output levels across the organization. Plus, without training on behavior, things can get even worse. 


Higher Turnover Rates

Employees seek opportunities for growth and development within their roles. When training programs fail to adequately prepare them or provide avenues for advancement, employees may feel stagnant or undervalued. 

LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report, reveals that 94% of employees are likely to stay longer with a company that supports their career growth. High turnover not only disrupts team cohesion and productivity but also incurs significant costs associated with recruitment, onboarding, and lost institutional knowledge. 


Toxic Work Environment

Training is crucial for educating employees on what constitutes harassment, discrimination, and bullying, as well as how to prevent and address such behaviors, as well as interpersonal behaviors. Without this training, inappropriate conduct may go unchecked, creating a hostile work environment. It deprives employees of the essential skills and knowledge needed to foster a positive and supportive work environment, ultimately resulting in toxicity.


Our Training Programs

Our training programs aim to enhance employee learning in important areas like respect, communication, and supporting others, among others. It’s also important to note that culture healing is not derived from just training itself.

Make sure to consider how the organization will reinforce the learning that training provides and support the behavior changes being asked of employees in the training.

Our experience working with organizations of all sizes, from international corporations with thousands of employees to small consulting firms, has shown that embracing training as a central part of company culture is what brings about positive change and creates a desirable work environment. 

We work closely with you to create, develop, and execute programs that are tailored to your company’s unique needs and challenges. 

Discover our training programs and  equip your team with the skills to foster an environment where everyone feels respected and empowered. Plus, we are making our Driving Workplace Happiness course FREE! You may share it with anyone who might be interested in learning more.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Many organizations ignore employee engagement because it feels elusive and expensive. Rather than getting caught up in the fear and doing nothing, download our eBook on employee engagement, and get started.


About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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