August 24th, 2011 | Published in Uncategorized
The construction industry has weathered quite the economic storm and continues to handle challenging setbacks and a competitive marketplace.
During this time, many contractors have learned to compete and operate with limited resources, scaled back staff, and a critical eye to all costs and considerations.
By investing in and leveraging construction management software, contractors have automated processes to improve productivity, cut and control costs, and increase profitability.
But can contractors find value in continued training on their software and can they find the time to fit training in their schedules?
As explained in an article in the August issue of Modern Contractor Solutions: “It’s greatly valuable to make learning a regular or ongoing effort. Whether achieved by attending an annual user conference, participating in local user groups, completing online training courses, or periodically scheduling consultative time with the [software] vendor, every user, whether novice or experienced, can benefit from training.”
So when evaluating which software to implement, it’s important that contractors consider how the product is backed by training options that accommodate their specific learning needs, styles, budgets, etc. “Training offerings should include the option to learn in a one-on-one setting, as a group of users from the company, or in classroom setting among like-minded users of the product from other companies,” as stated in article. “To be a profitable company, it’s important to not overlook maximizing the investment made in the people and the software that get the work done.”
You can read the article in its entirety online.
Do you prefer training in a classroom environment, at your office, or online? Have you found a method that strikes the best chord with convenience, quality of instruction, and affordability? Please leave a comment here to share your thoughts.