Why It’s Important to Invest in Your Employees



Businesses of all sizes can appreciate the benefits of offering continuing education to employees. The reasons are many, but it basically boils down to this: You can end up with a happy and motivated staff that is deeply invested in your company. Often overlooked, employee engagement does matter, with a Gallup study showing that engaged employees outperform the competition by as much as 202%.  A Dale Carnegie study shows that only 29% of the workforce is actively engaged at their jobs.

So what’s the secret to making your employees more productive and engaged? With supervisors constantly looking for new ways to achieve this, the solution is more obvious than we think. Invest in them. This could be in the form of workshops, seminars and webinars.  Aside from showing your employees that you value them, continued education leads to improved performance, increased employee retention, reduced company costs, and builds a company culture of learning and development.

According to Inc. Magazine, inspiring your team  like Walt Disney did, yields great things!  Luckily, business development organizations like the Disney Institute, offer course material that empowers organizations to create long-lasting change through its time-tested model for cultural transformation.

The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence is bringing the Disney Institute to Pittsburgh, Wednesday September 20th! Register now for your opportunity to make a difference for your employees and for your business.


  1. Marsha Kelly

    Great article. I learned from your statistics quoted how important continued employee education is to my bottom line as a business owner. While inspiration cannot be measured its effects of great job productivity can be quantified. Thanks for teaching me.

  2. Eve Winter

    I couldn’t agree more, invest in your employees! In some workplaces they tend to be forgotten, corners are cut in order for more cost-saving measures for the business to boost profits. Happy and motivated staff continue to be invested in the company and it also breeds a positive work culture. A positive work culture is important as we spend many hours working in the office and I have seen far too many consequences of toxic workplace culture.

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