Valuable training or a waste of time?

No matter what you do for a living, every job requires some sort of training. Nobody walks in and knows how to do everything in the job description. You have to learn how to perform tasks in accordance with what your employer wants, right?

But what about training classes or team-building exercises that don’t apply directly to your job? I know someone who was subjected to a monthly session where employees practiced breathing techniques and then hugged a tree – literally.

Do classes in communication styles or how to host productive meetings help your career development or are they a huge waste of time and money? Tell us about your experiences.

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Robert Keteyian

July 27th, 2010
8:19 pm

So many soft skills workshops and trainings are not connected to the real work people are doing, and often the concepts are too general to apply in the work setting. I’ve developed a different approach to communication styles that has an integral way of promoting team building and problem solving. If you are interested to know more, please visit: