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Technology Training: You Can’t Afford to Skip It

 

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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.

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