An innovative workforce training progam is giving nonnative English speakers the skills they need to advance.
|Scooped by Billy R Bennett|
What are your barriers to alignment? Could one be language?
Here is an example of a great education initiative for latino employees recognized as having potential - but language is a barrier.
There are two perspectives of this initiative
1. This is an employee benefit
You can view this from the employees perspective and think "great opportunity." Developing personal skills is always good and the skill carries into other jobs or life situations. A win for the employee.
2. This is a corporate tactic to achieve alignment
However, you can also view this from the perspective of McDonalds and think "Great opportunity!" If you are a strategic alignment thinker, you know that the future for the United States holds a large Latino - Spanish mother tounge - population. However, the corporate and national "integrating" language is English. You know you will need Latino leaders - answer? Identify high potentials early and remove barriers that could derail their progression. While they are developing skills they are also providing execllent supervisory leadership training. McDonalds is doing that. It makes good business sense.
That's called a "win-win".