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Educating for lasting improvement, not training for short-term fixes, is critical to your company’s success. It helps avoid the costs of poor quality and poor decisions, maintain regulatory compliance, safeguard your reputation and, most important, better protect your patients.
That’s why at NSF, we go beyond traditional training in which participants sit in a classroom looking at a presentation and listening to the course presenter. Although that’s quick and easy, this approach has its drawbacks: In order to succeed, it depends on experienced, knowledgeable instructors and just the right environment. Most training participants forget almost 90 percent of the subject matter within 48 hours of leaving the classroom.1 And it assumes participants understand what they have to do and can apply this knowledge in the workplace, when often they cannot.
At NSF, we put the emphasis on understanding the why behind performing any task or making any decision. Understanding the consequences for getting it wrong builds problem-solving skills and encourages personal ownership of activities and behaviors. And we design courses that:
1 Praveen Shrestha, "Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve," in Psychestudy, November 17, 2017, https://www.psychestudy.com/cognitive/memory/ebbinghaus-forgetting-curve.