It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a video in our ongoing series on ideas and tips to develop and grow your employees. Today’s strategy focuses on employee training – specifically to hold “Learn at Lunch” sessions for your staff.
Hold “Learn at Lunch” sessions
In my leadership practice, one of the most common concerns I hear raised when it comes to employee training is the lack of time available to take employees away from day-to-day responsibilities. In these situations, I often suggest a “Learn at Lunch” program. These can be a great way to develop and motivate staff, while creating a collaborative, communicative and learning workplace.
So what is a Learn at Lunch session? It’s usually a 30-45 minute informal presentation organized by your company for your staff over the lunch hour, led either by internal employees or external resources, as needed. While they can pretty much be held anywhere, they’re often, held in the cafeteria, auditorium, or a conference room. As an incentive to attend, most organizations provide lunch, but if that’s not feasible for you, you can invite your employees to bring their own lunch during the session.