That’s not to suggest that employers don’t value training and developing, rather, companies invest over a $100 billion a year worldwide on training and education efforts. But, it’s no denying that an employee that is away from work cannot work during that period. So, many companies have accepted the philosophy of short-term pain for long-term gain; that is, tolerate some loss of productivity in the short-term to improve performance and business results long-term.
There is a better way… I have found that putting the learning where the work is resonates well with companies. By placing the guidance and reflection in, or close to, real time the learning becomes more relevant and easier to adopt.
If you want to use learning to build company value and improve performance, then try and imbed the tools and processes into daily work.