Shopping for Corporate Training? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

According to Training Magazine, average corporate training budgets depend on the size of the company, and range from $290,000 (fewer than 1,000 employees) to $13 million (more than 10,000 employees) annually. Throughout my 20-plus years in the corporate training industry, I consistently see mistakes—especially by smaller companies that lack learning and development expertise —that prevent […]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s the Way Out

Do more with less. Those words permeate most workplaces today, leaving employees feeling overwhelmed, stressed and baffled about how to navigate everything expected of them. That’s the situation that “David,” a project control engineer working in construction in the Northeast, found himself in. (I’m using a pseudonym to protect his privacy—his boss doesn’t know how overwhelmed […]

Kaizen for Personal and Team Productivity

Kaizen, according to Dictionary.com, is a noun meaning: a business philosophy or system that is based on making positive changes on a regular basis, as to improve productivity. an approach to one’s personal or social life that focuses on continuous improvement. In business, this has been applied to “productivity” in a manufacturing environment: how to […]