Monday, September 11, 2017

Training Day

One of the great joys of my job is taking the time to train a staff member on a new task and operate a new piece of equipment.  This weekend I was fortunate to train not just one staff member but two on two different pieces of equipment and they were all smiles!

On Saturday, Dima Litvinov from the Ukraine, got his first taste of triplex mowing greens.  I sometimes take it for granted the detail needed to operate a mower on a green since I've done it for over 30 years.  However, Dima did an excellent job for his first time out and will only get better with time.

On Sunday, I spent part of the morning training Dedek Suprianto from Indonesia, on the proper technique of mowing the rough on a Jacobsen AR-522.  I was amazed at how quickly he learned how to operate the machine.

By cross training our staff we accomplish two goals.  The first is obvious in that we have more trained staff to perform the necessary tasks on the course.  If someone gets sick, there is someone already trained to fill their shoes.  The second is that we satisfy each employee's need for personal fulfillment by continually expanding their knowledge and giving them opportunities to succeed.