Training & Business Systems

Training & Business Systems

The Manager’s Role in Staff Training

My formal education was first in German literature and then later in business administration.  What I know about training design, development and delivery I’ve learned through on-the-job practice and self study.  I’ve gone to lots of seminars, designed hundreds of classes and workshops, and helped to implement effective training here at Zingerman’s.  Along the way […]

Business Visioning

New to Visioning? Read This First…

Ian Gurfield, Co-Founder of Ian’s Pizza, is a long-time client and dear friend of ZingTrain. Below, he shares how he came to learn about Visioning, what the process of writing his first Vision was like and the impact it’s had on his business. And be sure to scroll down to to the end of this […]

Training & Business Systems

Why the Best Performers Aren’t Always the Best Trainers

OK.  How many of you are willing to admit that you’ve experienced this scenario: You needed someone to train a new hire, automatically chose the person who was the best performer in the job that needed to be trained—and then were disappointed with the results?  Unfortunately, it’s likely that we’ve all done that at one time […]

Customer Service

Bring Your Best Self to Work

Back in 2007, when Zingerman’s wrote Zingerman’s 2020 Vision describing what the business would look like in the year 2020, we wrote that “we [Zingerman’s] have successfully quantified fun, measured fun, and improved our fun factor by at least 380% since 2007. We actively teach people how to have fun at work. We have games […]

Training & Business Systems

Training vs. Consulting

When business owners run into challenges that they’re not sure how to address—or know they can’t resolve on their own—they often start looking outside their organizations for expertise and resources.  Two common places to look are consultants and trainers.

Training & Business Systems

How Much Does Training Cost?

Training is a big investment–a worthwhile one (!) but can be accompanied by a price tag that makes some folks nervous.

Leadership Development

3 Things to Consider Before Booking a Keynote Speaker for Your Event

In addition to offering training on-site at our training facility and on the road at client businesses all over the country, did you know that we also have a line-up of leaders from around the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses who present at events on a variety of different topics – be it the values we hold […]

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