We need to look for opportunities in the organization that we are employed with for a chance to get the training that we need to perform our jobs better. There seems to be less opportunity for us to get the training that we need to do our jobs because of major budget cuts that are happening based on the stagnant economy.

One of the first things that gets cut from the organization is the training budget. This is one of the biggest mistakes companies can do in their long-term viability in their industry. Companies invest a lot of money in their human capital resources to help them differentiate themselves from their competitors. Organizations need to continue in investing in their people by getting them the training that they need to become a more knowledgeable, productive, and valuable workforce.

Companies that cut their training budget would lose their competitive advantage by losing the in-house capabilities needed to support more complex solutions for their customers. Companies build new services by having the human capital needed to support new services. Organizations can grow the capabilities of their staff in-house or hire people outside the company to support their new capabilities. When companies cut their training budget they should perform a cost and benefit analysis to look at the repercussions that their decision would have on their ability to meet the demands of their customers.

When companies do not have the in-house capabilities then they would have to outsource their work to vendors that would have the expertise to handle any assignments that they do not have the resources to support the work. Organizations would lose a chance in growing their capabilities to support new services that would lead to losing revenue and not being competitive in their industry. Their customers would go to other vendors that have the resources and capabilities to support their needs.

When companies cut their training budget then they lose the chance of getting new work, building new services, and losing revenue. People want to be challenged and grow their skills to take on more complex assignments.. Employees do not want to do the same operational work day in and day out. If people do not feel that the company that they are employed with does not invest in their future then the chances are that these people will leave the company. When you lose people, especially your key resources then this could have a dramatic impact on the culture and bottom-line for your company.

Author's Bio: 

Mr. Singh is an MBA that has been involved in leading, motivating, strategizing, and developing people to better perform their jobs to support the mission objectives of their organization. Mr. Singh has lead several major project implementations and is currently leading an enterprise architecture department in a leading consulting corporation. Mr. Singh is a contributor for The Career Advisor which can be found on the web at http://careeradvisor123.com