Friday, August 28, 2009

Training--Huhh!! Why??

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!!!

Morning thoughts have been reflecting on the different types of multifamily professionals I have met. The most intriguing for sure were the ones that when I asked questions about their training program, they said--Huhh! Why? They looked at me as if to say-"We hired them because they know the position, why should we as a company have to go any further?"

I really need your input on this statement. Here is what I have humbly noticed thus far. Please notice that this may not be the only variable on this next statement, however it is an important factor. Those companies who did not believe in training have been laying off like crazy. In contrast those companies who have a strong training program are hiring and even buying up new additions to their portfolio.

My message--Maybe your response to why you are laying off or why your NOI does not look good at all should be--Huh!! Why!!

Open the mind, examine the possibilities, get involved with the social aspect of the multifamily industry so that you can learn from others. Be humble.

Please share your thoughts-thanks folks- Have a fabulous weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Multifamily is just like every other type of organization, if there is no training plan (including refresher courses) there will be no consistency or stability.

    I am a big believer of training, not only for a single job description but in cross training as well. Additionally, the best way to understand how to manage employees is to have some knowledge of what they do and how they do it.

    So, Jonathan, I'm with you. Without training, it's like setting your staff up for failure.