I think yes. Sometimes. In very specific cases.
I can almost hear the sound of dozens of people disconnecting from me!!
I think it IS appropriate when the training supports a fundamental business change and is part of wider process change and internal communication. Everyone has to learn about the new way of doing things all together.
If the training is given to some and not others, or over a long period of time, the change is less likely to happen. There’s a lot to be said for peer pressure.
I should know, I’ve just pretty much done Dry January, without ever having made it my intention!
My husband decided to do it, and as he wasn’t drinking I barely did either. Three glasses of wine over the whole month is a significant reduction. I was clearly influenced by his behaviour, and this happens at work too. The need to fit in should never be under-estimated.
When we see those around us behaving in certain way, we are more likely to behave similarly. That’s why it can be hard to make changes after training if you are the only person who completed it. Your environment is still encouraging the established way of doing things; and people stay in their comfort zone.
So… is it time to take a dip?