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...Develop Business Goals and Objectives

The first stage of the Skills Development and Assessment Octagon involves the identification and development of business goals and objectives. 

After all, how can the success of a training program be measured if the underlying business goals and objectives have not been defined?

The development of business goals and objectives occurs at the start of a business initiative.





A business initiative is simply a business program that attempts to accomplish one or more actions.

For example, a manufacturer may want to establish a reseller channel or distribution network.

Or a company may be introducing a new product. 

Or an organization may wish to prepare new employees to work effectively at their assigned jobs. 

Each of these are examples of business initiatives.



Once the business initiatives have been identified, goals and objectives are established to measure the success of the business initiative. 

Training programs are developed to enable your employees to directly contribute to the attainment of these goals and initiatives.

The establishment of business goals and objectives is the critical first stage in initiating a training program. 

The business goals and objectives provide a framework and point of reference for understanding the organization's focus and serves as a measuring stick for all activities, including training, that support the business initiatives.  



The Minds in Action

Business Initiatives Development Workshop



By holding the Minds in Action Business Initiatives Development Workshop, your organization will be able to identify your key business initiatives, document the goals and objectives of each of your initiatives, develop the criteria used to measure success, and identify the job roles that best contribute to your organization's success -- all in only three days! 

This will allow your organization to target the appropriate job roles and professions for your training program and provide you with metrics to measure your program's contribution to your business goals.

With the Minds in Action Business Initiatives Development Workshop, you don't have to rely on fuzzy generalities to justify the value of your training program. 

Instead, you can now use documented metrics to prove the value of your training program to your organization!


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