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I'm working on a new desktop software application to improve the management of survey point files. Here is a screenshot of an early development version. I'm using WPF with the Metro Style and a custom ribbon.
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"When an organization deploys a new strategy - like launching a new market or product - training can play a critical role in equipping people with the skills and knowledge they need to help that strategy succeed. But when a training initiative has no discernible purpose or end goal, the risk of failure is raised."

HBR - "When Companies Should Invest In Training"
Ron Carucci
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"Any thorough organizational assessment will not only define the skills employees need to develop, it will also reveal the conditiosn required to reinforce and sustain those skills once a training solution is implemented."

HBR - "When Companies Should Invest In Training"
Ron Carucci
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"Individual behaviors in an organization are influenced by many factors, like:
1) How clearly managers establish, communicate and stick to priorities.
2) What the culture values and reinforces.
3) How performance is measured and rewarded.
4) How many levels of hierarchy there are."

HBR - "When Companies Should Invest In Training"
Ron Carucci
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"Learning is a consequence of thinking, not teaching. It happens when people reflect on and choose a new behavior. But if the work environment doesn't support that behavior, a well-trained employee won't make a difference."

HBR - "When Companies Should Invest In Training"
Ron Carucci
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"Training can be a powerful medium when there is proof that the root cause of the learning need is an undeveloped skill or a knowledge deficit. For those situations, a well-designed program with customized content, relevant case material, skill building practice, and a final measurement of skill acquisition works great."

HBR - "When Companies Should Invest In Training"
Ron Carucci
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"(Before you invest in training) be sure your organization can and will sustain the new skills and knowledge by addressing the broader factors that may threaten their success. If you aren't confident in these conditions, don't spent the money."

HBR - "When Companies Should Invest In Training"
Ron Carucci
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"Training is useful at times but often fails, especially when it is used to address problems that it can't actually solve...If you are going to invest (in) company training, be confident it is addressing a strategic learning need."
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"Live by the mantra: "You should be building a team that can fulfill the mission without you." Empowering others on your team will help you feel less stress in the long-run. When you forget, ask yourself why you started this thing in the first place. Was it really about the money, the power, or ego? "

Suhail Doshi
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"Giving up control is hard. At the beginning, I felt like everything was important. But you can't be good at everything. Over time, I learned the importance of consciously and constantly giving things up. Without learning this, you won't scale and the company will suffer."

Suhail Doshi
Business Insider
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