Your team members are the lifeblood of your organization. Investing in training and developing them is a strategic investment in your organization. And, with any strategic investment, you’re going to research different training and development companies to find the one that best meets your unique goals and objectives.
After working with hundreds of companies including AbbVie, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Deloitte, EY, FedEx, Synchrony and Wells Fargo to elevate their team’s performance, profitability and impact with our productivity training, coaching and change management programs, we understand that you might still want to consider all of your options before selecting a training and development firm. It’s common for companies to ask us, “If we don’t use Working Simply, who would you recommend?”
Not wanting to shy away from this daunting question, we at Working Simply have an honest and transparent philosophy when it comes to interacting with our current clients and potential clients. We also are unwilling to waste your two most precious assets – your time and your money. Which is why we are happy to answer this question for you. Outlined below are four of the best productivity training companies.
David Allen Company
The David Allen Company was founded by David Allen after he wrote his international best-seller, Getting Things Done. It was published in over 28 languages and as a work-life management system, better known as GTD, it has enabled individuals and organizations to bring order to chaos. Today the company oversees the certification academy and quality standards for Global Partners Getting Things Done® courses and coaching around the world.
The David Allen Company has global partners around the world, trained and certified by the David Allen Academy. GTD Focus is the Exclusive Partner for the delivery of Getting Things Done® (GTD®) individual coaching in the United States and Canada. And VitalSmarts is the Exclusive Partner for the delivery of Getting Things Done® (GTD®) classroom course training in the United States and Canada.
The Productivity Pro
The Productivity Pro is a boutique consulting firm helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. It offers both in-person and virtual courses in sales, leadership and personal productivity. The founder, Laura Stack, is the author of eight bestselling books and is a nationally renowned speaker. The Productivity Pro has six team members, two certified Productivity Pro consultants who deliver training and is based in Colorado.
FranklinCovey is the largest company in the list and the only publicly traded company on the list (NYSE: FC). The company’s global footprint extends to more than 150 countries, they have over 2,000 team members and it is headquartered in Utah.
It offers global consulting and training in the areas of strategy execution, customer loyalty, leadership and individual effectiveness. Franklin Covey provides a variety of content, tools, methodology, training and thought leadership to their clients that include 90% of the Fortune 100, more than 75% of the Fortune 500, thousands of small to mid-size businesses, as well as, government entities and educational institutions.
Michael Hyatt & Company
Michael Hyatt & Company is a leadership company focused on helping leaders lead effectively and work productively. They offer courses, products and a digital magazine and podcast on the topics of leadership, personal development, productivity, technology tools and platform building. Founded by Michael Hyatt, the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the company has thirty-three team members and is based in Tennessee.
How to Choose the Best Productivity Company to Work With
Now that you have information on the four best productivity training companies, consider your company’s training and development goals so you can find the right partner. Remember to consider these factors when selecting your training partner:
▪ Training customization
▪ Behavioral change and integration support
At Working Simply, we offer a range of productivity training and development programs. At Working Simply, we offer a range of productivity training and development programs and customization options at a variety of price points. As I mentioned earlier, since we are not willing to waste your two most precious assets, your time and money, all of our programs include behavior change and integration support.
We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with you to see how we could support you in achieving your training and development goals.
Ready to learn more? Let’s talk. Schedule a 20-minute call to discuss your needs and determine whether or not we’re the right partner for you.