How would you feel if you went to SharePoint training and the teacher sarcastically said “Do I need to send you on Typing 101 first?”. How would you feel if the teacher made you feel stupid all day; made you scared to death to ask a question; left you alone all day and complained about their lot in life instead and how much they hate their job. (True story this). WTF!
Professional business people get sent to SharePoint training to get them to adopt the platform and they are being treated like this more often than not in the industry.
Do you realise what the knock-on effect is?
They hate IT for suggesting it. They refuse to touch SharePoint for fear of breaking it. They believe SharePoint is complicated and difficult to use. They get an even more negative perception about all technology. Huge amounts of money is wasted on ineffective training resulting in re-training and double costs. IT is frustrated and mystified as to why business won’t adopt the platform when they’ve been trained. Business is irritated at the waste of their precious time. They question their abilities because they’re made to feel stupid. … And then who gets blamed? SharePoint.
It’s not SharePoint! It’s the bad teacher. Don’t ever stand for being treated the way that was described above – walk out and demand a refund!
If you are a SharePoint trainer and you are sick of it – get out of the industry! Stop tainting the lives of business professionals who are just trying to get a job done and are excited about learning. You are doing untold damage and it is not ethical.