Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Importance of Training & Education

Training and development of an employee is essential requirement of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, it is a mandatory part of the system, and is compulsory for the continuous improvement of the system. Well, below story is to elaborate more the "importance of training and education" for an employee.

A man was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated woodcutter.
The woodcutter was trying to cut down a tree with a saw and was swearing and cursing as he labored in vain, and the work is becoming difficult for him.
"What's the problem?" The man asked.
"My saw is blunt and won't cut the tree properly." The woodcutter responded.
"Why don't you just sharpen it?"
"Because then I would have to stop sawing." Said the frustrated woodcutter
"But if you sharpened your saw, you could cut more efficiently and effectively than before."
"But I don't have time to stop!" The woodcutter retorted, getting more frustrated.
The man shook his head and kept on walking, leaving the woodcutter to his pointless frustration.

This story is relevant to so many of us. Isn't it?
Sometimes in life we get so much frustrated by life, our work, daily routine, and our inability to manage, but instead of developing ourselves and taking a break to get trained so that we can perform well, and become more effective and efficient, we keep on struggling with the blunt saw and still wonder why the working getting so difficult!
Most of us don't even realize that the saw is getting blunt, however if they realize they don't get time to sharpen the saw. The short courses, training, workshops, and seminars, helps us to know what is happening in our fields in the present era, what advancement has been done in this field of working and what has to be done next, the more we get education and knowledge, the more we can perform well, even sometimes the training is not relevant, but education is never wasted and it helps us in our professional life, sometimes, somewhere.
If we realize that it time to sharpen the skill, just do it, stop thinking and start doing!
If you are still working with the blunt saw. Don't do it anymore. Stop, sharpen your saw and become more effective.

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