Do we have evidence for training’s impact?

Around the globe, billions are spent on workplace training. Some people even do it for a living. But does it have an impact on performance?

On this week’s GoodPractice Podcast, Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson are joined by McDonald’s Kevin M. Yates to discuss.

Show notes

You can find out more about Kevin at Contact Kevin at for a free copy of 10 Questions that Forecast Training’s Impact.

The study Ross cited was: Milligan-Saville, J. S., Tan, L., Gayed, A., Barnes, C., Madan, I., Dobson, M., … & Harvey, S. B. (2017). Workplace mental health training for managers and its effect on sick leave in employees: a cluster randomised controlled trialThe Lancet Psychiatry4(11), 850-858.

The book Owen recommended was Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet, available at:

The book Ross recommended was The Consolations of Physics by Tim Radford, available at:

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If you’d like to share your thoughts on this episode, you can find us on Twitter @RossGarnerGP@OwenFerguson and @KevinMYates.

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