If any investment of your time doesn’t build internal assets, it isn’t worth doing.
Very true in every case. Recently I had a chat with my colleague. He just came back from UK on an onsite assignment and had done training in NAL Saras division.
I asked him about his experiences at both this place and he replied " yaar bore ho gaya, koi kaam hi nahi tha" he added " sara sara din bhitho and ghar ja kar so jao" why? " yaar kaam aata hai but in drips so there was a long wait"... so what you did in this long break " yaar soyae, net surf kiyae, ghanae sunae , ghumae aur kya"
Well this is where the problem lies. A few days back this very same guy commented that he wanted to learn VBA. And what’s surprising was that he was working on excel in both NAL and here in his present job and then also he knows nothing about VBA!!!
So who is to blame here. The guy of course. He had the time, the opportunity but he never utilized it. He was mostly stuck at the how part he reasons, but I know the reason is different. He was not clear about the where part. He wasn't clear where he wanted to invest his time or efforts. If he had clearly defined where he wanted spend his time, then learning VBA was just a matter of googling it... as he had access to internet, the vast reservoir of collective knowledge but he reframed from using it.
So how will you rate his training days in NAL and in the present assignment? I will give him zero. As I truly believe that If any investment of his time doesn’t build internal assets, it worthless.
Before deciding on training or getting a job think hard, Is the the time you will invest build internal asserts like new technical skills, discipline or presentation skills, if it doesn't then it isn't worth doing.
I have barely scratched the surface here, do pitch in with your views in the comments