Benchmarking

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Description

How to get training course materials on benchmarking

Do you want training course materials to deliver your own benchmarking skills training course?

If you have a target audience that needs to develop their benchmarking skills, it’s key to make sure that your training content that offers them solid practical advice.

However, if you’re busy like most business managers and training professionals, it’s not so easy to find the time and resources to develop these materials from scratch.

Here, we’re going to focus on an instant way to make sure that you get the pre-written content that you need. And, to also ensure that your participants get the skills that they require.

What training professionals and business managers should know about delivering these course materials

At a basic level, benchmarking refers to how most companies achieve improvements. As such, benchmarking is an in-depth critical examination within a company. And, it involves exploring products or processes when compared with those of another company or across parts of a company.

If you’ve identified a need to deliver a benchmarking skills training course, then you’ll want to get the content to deliver it.

Simply use these training materials to instruct your participants to effectively participate within benchmarking initiatives.

At the end of this benchmarking course, participants will have developed a better understanding of benchmarking. And, they will also learn how to manage and participate within a successful projects.

These materials contain everything that you’ll need to deliver this course.

Course overview

The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided with this course.

What is benchmarking – Start the course by looking at best practices, standards, and outcomes. Next, use the content to instruct your audience on how to introduce a successful project.

Benchmarking projects – Then, explore the reasons why benchmarking projects are needed. And, how to scope this activity. Establish the source of a project statement. Next, use these materials to define an actual project. And, share how to focus on understanding processes and measures.

The project team – Outline how to build the project team and the roles required.

The benchmarking process – In this section, explore how to select the most appropriate approach to be used. This in turn will help to set the objectives of the project. And, will show how participants to prepare and plan activities. Next, explore the project plan using both desk-based benchmarking and site visits. This section ends by teaching participants how to review project findings. And, your audience will also learn about implementing any improvements and evaluating the project.

Why some projects fail – Finally, prepare your audience for possible obstacles by providing some of the reasons why some projects do not succeed.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, your participants will be able to:

– Understand the importance of benchmarking

– Identify the components of a benchmarking system

– Describe why benchmarking projects to fail

– Understand how employees influence benchmarking projects

– Develop a benchmarking project

– Identify the role of benchmarking

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials:

  • 72 page facilitor manual
  • 67 page participant manual
  • 82 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

Bonus free training course materials available

You will also receive the following free training guides:

  • How to use icebreakers
  • How to use training games
  • How to improve listening skills
  • How to improve questioning skills
  • How to select materials
  • How to increase participation
  • How to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions from benchmarking skills training courses

What is benchmarking?

Benchmarking is essentially an in-depth critical examination of an organization, product or process to determine how it compares with other organization, product or process which may be considered as being ‘best in class’.

What are the characteristics of a successful benchmarking project?

Benchmarking must be undertaken and structured as a project. This means that benchmarking activities must be:

  • Planned with clear objectives and time lines
  • Resourced appropriately
  • Shown to be of benefit and not for blame
  • Communicated in an open manner
  • Involve whatever personnel that are relevant to the project
  • What are the main stages involved within a successful benchmarking project?

    One of the most important things to learn about benchmarking is that it is a structured activity with distinct stages. These are:

    1. Recognise the need to benchmark
    2. Scope the benchmarking activity
    3. Select the benchmarking team
    4. Agree the approach
    5. Select the main objectives
    6. Prepare and plan activities
    7. Implement the project plan
    8. Review the findings Implement improvements
    9. Evaluate project and benefits

     

    Why do some benchmarking projects fail?

    Not all benchmarking projects are successful. In general, benchmarking projects fail due to:

  • Lack of clarity of purpose or focus
  • Poor level of involvement
  • Communication problems
  • No follow through of implementation
  • Lack of resources
  • Lack of a realisation of the benefits to be gained
  • Lack of a realisation that improvement is required for survival
  • How will these training materials help you instruct your learners to participate within a benckmarking project?

    These course materials will help your participants be prepared to participate within a benchmarking project. 

The course content will help your participants to overcome any concerns that they may have. They will also learn about the main stages within a successful benchmarking project.

    Can I edit these course materials to add my own content and logos?

    Yes. We allow the full customization of our course materials.

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