I recently exchanged emails with a student who said that her boss prefers classroom training to online training. The reason was that there are too many distractions in the workplace to effectively participate in online training.

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Uh, wait a second here.

If the boss is OK with allowing an employee to leave the office to go to a classroom for training, why couldn’t the employee be allowed to take the online class from home or a public library?

That would produce exactly the same effect as classroom training with even more benefits (learning at the best pace for the student, the morale boost employees get when trusted to work from home for a day, etc.). Just because training is online doesn’t mean that you have to do it from your desk during the workday!

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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