Can anyone provide concrete arguments to help convince business managers who are in in the midst of a budget crisis that training is not an expensive indulgence? Daphne Cline-Cole
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Unfortunately it sounds like you will have to get your calculator out and start comparing the cost of removing employees from their day-to-day work (plus training costs if applicable) and do a direct comparison of the cost savings once the employees return to their jobs.This should highlight savings in time taken to complete tasks, reduction in materials, shorter telephone calls etc. Hopefully this should convince the most account minded of managers. Good luck.