Attitude in training
S M SALMAN SHAH ZAIDI
In my practical life, I have attended many trainings and development programmes; and during all this process, I have realized that there are two types of people in terms of their attitude. Attitude is a small thing but makes big difference because attitude is the internal mindset of an individual. Attitude is what and how we react to stimuli in society, it is developed with our experiences and observation. We set our attitude on the basis of our judgment on different statements. Attitude is the shield within the man which nobody can reach until or unless a person does not show it.
A Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius said “Our life is what our thoughts make it”. Employee training is vital to an organization for several reasons: People need to be fed. People need to learn and grow. People need to humble themselves. Even the worst training can build comradeship among team members. These aren’t the typical reasons that you think of when you talk about training. It is of course to groom the manpower and nurture the human capital, i.e. the ‘people’. This is about people at the end of the day, no matter how technical the information has been impaeted or dissaminated. I had two separate encounters. One team member was an eager, appreciative and energized from experience while other bored, frustrated and underwhelmed by the exact same session. Both had similar levels of experience. Both were very intelligent and successful in their respective positions. So, what’s the difference here? The difference is Attitude.
The first person I spoke with had gone into the meeting looking for reasons to learn, grow, and enjoy the experience this training session had to offer. The other had gone in assuming that this would be a boring and worthless exercise. Of course both of their visions came true. Interestingly enough, the team member with the positive attitude asked more questions from the presenter. By doing so, he turned a lukewarm presentation into a much livelier debate with stories and anecdotes that made the entire experience better for everyone in attendance. There is no doubt that when it comes to training, attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy. — Karachi