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Training is not a dirty word

We all have to start somewhere with things we have little experience of. It’s no different with technology or software. New applications, systems and ways of doing things can be overwhelming.

And when that all takes place in a project environment, it can be even more overwhelming. Deadlines to meet. Information to create. Resources to manage.

Mention the word “training” to anyone and, well… good luck.

But it doesn't have to be like that. Training can actually be a great stress-remover. If your team members know what they’re doing, they’re likely to be happier. And if they’re happier, they’ll do better work.

Here are some clear benefits that come from putting effort into training.



People ask fewer questions and waste less time getting answers to those questions. They think less about how they need to do something and instead, just do it. Less time messing around and more time spent getting things done.



The team are able to produce better work with fewer errors. Less time is spent on figuring out how to do something. This frees up more thinking time to concentrate on getting things right.



Knowledge creates a confident, empowered workforce that’s more likely and open to trying new things and new ways working. Processes on a new system will be easier to rollout, and more likely to succeed.



A Dale Carnegie study found that 40% of employees who receive poor training are likely to leave their jobs within the first year. Investing in quality productivity training could assist in helping staff feel valued, and inclined to stay longer. Investment in training costs less than acquiring new talent.


Training and Aconex

Aconex can be confronting to the first-time user, but it’s not that complicated. We offer a short introduction which will get most people get up and running with the basics. There’s also a number of other courses available through our Certified program.


Chris Hudson
Client Services Operations Director at Oracle
An early career in Architecture and construction led to seduction by technology and cyberspace. He's a keen problem solver, change agent, generalist and part-time zymologist. Helping teams improve how they work is his legal high.