In our day to day tech lives, it is our goal to improve our team’s performance using the right combination of resources and budget, while showing the best return on investment (ROI). This can come at the cost of skipping technical training.
It’s a fact. We are all stressed. We face unreasonable deadlines, prioritization, immediate to-do tasks and budget shortfalls. While trying to survive in this chaotic environment, I hear some customers saying: “I don’t have the time to allow my tech team to get technical training. Even if I have the time, I just can’t afford it.”
Let’s think again.Market standards show that the average number of days a technology employee works each year is 207. The average number of days dedicated to maintenance of ongoing projects is 170 (82.5%). The rest (37 days) of the time is dedicated to “first-time operations and exploration”.
Studies have shown that every day spent in training reduces the ongoing maintenance time by 4% (per participant) on average. This means that from 170 working days, you could save at least 6 days per year per employee if you just provide them just 1 training day. Each training day reduces first-time operations by 20% on average. From 37 working days, you could save at least 7 more days.
The calculation is easy: 1 training day = 13 saved working days. These numbers are per training day, per year, and per employee. (Have you ever seen a better ROI?) Multiply it by the number of course days (3), the number of employees that take part in the course, and the number of years you employ each course participant. This calculation does not factor in the potential for additional savings by cost avoidance–both in work days and in practical damages–from errors from lack of knowledge. There is no need for complex calculations! The next time you think, “I cannot afford IT training,” think again. You might not be able to afford NOT having IT Training!
Mellanox Global Education Services offers new, unique and advanced courses in all delivery methods. We save money for our customers and partners. Visit us online http://www.mellanox.com/academy. Send an email to Oril@mellanox.com and let’s have a short introductory call. I’ll personally introduce you our offerings and success stories.
Author: Ori Lapid serves as Director of Global Education Services at Mellanox. Ori has more than sixteen years of experience covering technology and management training for IT in market-leading High-tech companies, with local and global operations. He specializes in Global technology projects, marketing, business development and integration. He holds a B.Sc. degree from the Hebrew University in Israel.