Why would you want to train your team? Why WOULDN'T you?

Introduction

No matter who you are, or what you do, training is important. Whether it’s to learn how to drive a car, use a new piece of software, or manage your social media presence, training and development are vital ingredients in growing any business. And when it comes to Microsoft 365 applications (and more), the impact of not getting the proper training can be felt across the organisation.

In this post we’ll discuss 7 reasons why everyone should be taking advantage of Microsoft 365 training, and how you should go about making sure that happens.

Diagram of Microsoft 365 training courses
Sometimes it's FREE

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get your team trained, and it’s entirely possible that the training is free. Microsoft 365 training offers a number of different training resources available in person and online, but they’re not the only option here. There are plenty of third-party providers available that offer their services for free (or at least at a very low cost).

You can also utilize internal resources as well as those offered by other departments in your company. This means you can have multiple people on the same project receiving some type of professional development without spending anything out of your own pocket.

Employees are more engaged and productivity increases

When employees are more engaged, they tend to be happier. And when they’re happier, they become more productive and are more likely to stay with the company. They also have a higher likelihood of recommending their company to others. This is great for retention rates and recruitment efforts!

In addition, when employees are trained properly, they feel like their voice matters at work — which makes them more motivated to do their best work every day.

Your team will be proficient in the product you've paid for

Let’s face it: Your team is going to need training in the product you’ve purchased. By doing so, they will be proficient in using the tools you’ve paid for and will therefore be able to offer better support to your customers. This means faster ROI (return on investment) on your PPM (project portfolio management) software purchase!

You'll get faster ROI, and better adoption

When employees are able to use the product more effectively, they’ll be able to get their work done in less time. This means your team is working at a faster rate, which will help you reach your goals sooner. Employees will feel more confident using the product and can help others do so as well. The best part? You’ll see this increase in productivity right away!

Support requests will decrease because your team knows what they're doing

By investing in training, you’re getting more than just a boost in productivity and employee engagement. You’re increasing your ROI.

You will save money because of the decreased need for support. Your users will be more confident about using the software, so they won’t call for help as often (or at all). Plus, it’s better to spend money on training than on support—you can only train one person at a time, but you can work with an entire team at once!

The bottom line is this: Training and certifications are required to keep partner status with Microsoft. But beyond that, it’s also an investment in your employees’ future success and growth!

Everyone is on the same page and communication/collaboration improves

It’s no secret that communication is key to any organisation’s success. And when everyone is on the same page, communication improves because you don’t have people working in silos.

And since training is designed to help employees develop skills that will enable them to collaborate and communicate more effectively with each other, it follows that training will help improve your company’s overall communication.

Training is required to keep partner status with Microsoft

Partners are required to provide training for their employees and to hold a certain number of certifications, meaning that you need a training budget. You also need to have a dedicated training team, as well as space in which to hold your trainings. And lastly, you need to have a clear plan for how you’re going to get this done—and more importantly, how much time it will take.

There are many reasons to train your team, and really no good reason not to do it!

There are many reasons to train your team, and really no good reason not to do it! Here are some of the big ones:

  • You’ll get better ROI. Training your team will help them be more efficient with the product, which means they’ll be able to complete their tasks quicker and more effectively than before, giving you a bigger bang for your buck (and actually saving or making you money). Plus, if they know how to use the product correctly, it will also make them more productive on their end as well-meaning that even as an individual contributor, someone who didn’t receive any formal training could still show themselves off as being worth more than they’re paid thanks to greater output from being “trained” by others’ productivity gains.
  • You’ll get faster ROI. Training one person takes only so much time; but if you have an entire group of them who need training at once? Well then! That’s where things can get tricky—but it’s also where there’s a lot of potential for growth within teams because everyone is working together closely towards common goals rather than separately towards individual ones (which might not always align). This kind of collaboration would not happen without some sort of guidance system like this one in place – so why not invest in something worthwhile?
Conclusion

There are some pretty compelling benefits to team training. It might seem like an investment, but it does wonders for the productivity of your organisation. Your employees will be engaged and effective, which in turn increases ROI and adoption. Training is also a great way to get everyone on the same page with all the new features you’ve been wanting to try out.

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