Thoughts on Training to solve Systems Problems

I’ve always liked our “Muscles” series, since they represent people who have improved their personal strengths through training and development (as opposed to through coaching and development, but what the heck, it IS just a series of cartoons).

This one is about the fallacy of thinking that training will improve processes.

square wheels image of strengths and training

Training does build strengths.

Organizational systems and processes require some different approach to getting improvements.

Sure, productivity will increase a bit through training, but involving and engaging people in process improvement might have a bigger impact.


image of the Square Wheels Guy, Dr. Scott Simmerman


Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.


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