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Lies About Managing the Learning Function

Edward A. Trolley

“Woe is me! They keep telling me to cut my costs and reduce my headcount, but they are telling their people not to take any of the training that we offer. I don't know what else to do. Clearly no one at my company values training, and I am not even sure if anyone values me.”

Liar, liar, pants on fire! If you are an average company, you are investing $1,000 per employee per year (Sugrue, 2005) in direct spending on training and another $4,000 per employee per year in indirect spending (training-related spending associated with time off the job, travel for training, lost opportunity ...

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