When was the last time you walked into a training room and felt really inspired and engaged by the topic? And when was the last time you walked away with a wealth of knowledge that you knew exactly how to apply in your day-to-day job?  

If recently or even ever, count yourself as one of the rare few. Chances are, you are more likely to attend an ineffective mandatory training, walk away not understanding how to connect the dots, and forget what you absorbed almost instantly.

The Problem With Just Training

Although companies have the best intentions to up-level their workforce through training, research shows that they are missing the mark.

American corporations spend an estimated $160B annually on Learning and Development initiatives, and most of it’s wasted [1]. McKinsey shares that adults typically only retain 10% of what they learn in a classroom environment [2]. But if only 10% is retained, then how much is acted on? Harvard Business School Professor Michael Beer calls this the “the great training robbery”. 

It is no secret that Success Skills development today is still dominated by outdated training practices. Unfortunately, these ineffective practices overlook context, underestimate mindsets, and assume that one size fits all.

While organizations care about developing their workforce, most have not moved beyond the classroom or online training approach. Although training can often be masked with more relevant names such as ‘Manager Success’ or ‘Leadership Next Level’, the reality is, no matter how sexy you might label your training courses, at the end of the day, they are still likely to achieve the same outcomes.

Why? Because training is an event & events do not create self-awareness and change behaviors.

Moving To Mindsets

Staying relevant as an organization means being intentional. If you want to step up your impact as an organization, you have to step up your Learning and Development game.

To truly move the needle, at Experiential Insight we believe in building mindsets, not just skills sets.

It is our core philosophy that it is time to ditch traditional training methods, and turn to Learning & Development options that are intentionally designed for transformation. Our Group Coaching Tracks provide opportunities for augmented learning through others and are purely driven by your organization's strategic goals. Group Coaching effectively and efficiently creates self-awareness, shifts mindsets, changes behaviors and ultimately increases results.

If you want different results, then you have to start taking different actions.

If you really want to up-level your employees, stop running traditional training classrooms, and start providing personalized small group Executive Coaching at scale. By doing this, you can shape the mindsets and actions of your employees to increase productivity, impact, and engagement.

Are you ready to take action? Contact us to discuss how.

Nishika de Rosairo  |  CEO and Founder  |  Experiential Insight 

Contact Nishika: nishika@experientialinsight.com

Contact Experiential insight: info@experientialinsight.com

Website: www.experientialinsight.com


[1] BetterUp, https://get.betterup.co/rs/600-WTC-654/images/learning_doing_being_ebook_betterup.pdf

[2] McKinsey, https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/leadership/why-leadership-development-programs-fail