An increasing number of businesses in Singapore are opting to hold employee training sessions at offsite locations. It is easy to see why small companies choose to do so. They lack the space and facilities necessary to hold in-house training sessions. But even bigger companies are seen holding their training at offsite locations. Obviously, there must be some advantages in doing so.
Research into this phenomenon has unveiled several benefits which could be driving the relocation of training to offsite locations away from the company’s native office.
Trainees are more motivated
A change of venue often does wonders for employee morale. Studies have shown that trainees are more motivated to learn and perform when they are in a new environment. They are more likely to take the training seriously, which is often not the case with in-office training. As a result, training at your regular office can eventually end up resembling a tea party where there is a lot of talking but little learning.
There are fewer distractions in an offsite location, such as the urge to check emails or the need to attend to a visitor. As a result, the trainees can focus more on the training, participate more actively, and achieve a deeper level of understanding. At the same time, the chances of trainees sneaking away are greatly reduced, which ensures 100% attendance throughout the training period.
Training sessions are not just about learning to do new things or do things in a new way, they are also about gaining experience and creating new memories. Holding a training at an offsite location is great for creating memories. Just being in a different place with different things pleases and stimulates the mind and makes one more alert. Breaking the monotony of one’s morning commute can start the day on a better note. Since memories are often associated with places and things, trainees can remember the things they have seen and done for many years as they associate their training with a day away from the office.
Helps build relationships
Holding a training session in an offsite location forces employees out of their comfort zone and reach out to coworkers they do not normally interact with. This helps build relationships in the workplace. Many friendships are made during offsite training. Good relationships between employees promote camaraderie and increase productivity. In contrast, employees rarely see the need to reach out to coworkers that they do not talk to on a regular basis during training sessions held in their office.
Great for privacy
Whenever a training or meeting needs to be held separately or there are confidential matters that need to be discussed, it is always a good idea to hold it at an offsite location. Doing so ensures that other employees, visitors and customers will not overhear things they should not hear.
When looking for a training room rental in Singapore, you should take into consideration things like the location, its accessibility, number of participants the venue can accommodate, and the amenities and facilities needed.