I’ve just enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Tuscany, where I had a great mix of lazing about and taking in the atmosphere, and frenetic sight-seeing trying to cram as much into 1 day as possible. Although we were technically self-catering, no-one really wants to cook on holiday, so meals became a simple choice…eat in or take out?
During our busy days, we tended to ‘grab and go’, and the panninis and pizzas that we ate sitting on the steps in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, watching the hubbub of people queuing for the Uffizi were perfect in every way. Similarly, on a day exploring the coast, the long leisurely lunch we had in a local restaurant gave us a wonderful opportunity to relax, reflect, soak up the atmosphere and get a taste of the real Italy.
The truth of the matter is, you don’t always want to grab and go or eat at your desk, just as you wouldn’t want to eat in fine restaurants every day (even if you are lucky enough to be able to afford it). There is a time and a place for both. This is also true of training. A 3-day course is sometimes the ideal option: It takes you away from your workplace, gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in learning and to reflect. Similarly, a short sharp ‘injection’ of training is sometimes just what is needed to ‘fill a hole’. This may be getting a dose of e-learning, watching a thought proving short film (like that provided by 10 minute management), listening to words of wisdom from experts (check out 50 Lessons), finding a useful on gem on sites like YouTube, attending a 60 or 90 minute live session (like those available on Power Hour), or engaging in social learning via sites such as Twitter. Here the specific piece of learning is gained, digested, and used immediately.
We do have a ‘just-in-time’ culture now, and Keystone Development provides training that meets that need. We design self-directed programmes, short training sessions and create short guides for access via in-house intranets. We also appreciate that even in this ‘fast food’ world, there will always be a need for a good restaurant. Whether it is because we need the starter and the dessert, whether we need to feel special, want to be guided by waiters and chefs, or just need time to treat ourselves – sometimes a quick bite to eat just won’t do. That’s why we still design bespoke traditional workshops lasting 1-3 days, and provide coaching support.
Why not contact us to create you own menu, whether it is for snacking, or the full a la carte?