Companies say staff development is critical for their success. But what do they do?
Some have their staff building toy bridges out of Lego Blocks to learn “creativity.” Others engage their staff in extreme physical activities, like running through mud, to learn “teamwork.” My first reaction when I learn that a company is doing these things is to want to short their stock. Why aren’t their people learning creativity and teamwork doing their jobs? If you are not excited and learning new skills doing your work, something is very wrong with the company. (more…)