Clients have asked us what training has to do with their cannabis business. Well, the answer is simple. Think of it this way, whether you are a physician, attorney, airline pilot, or in corporate America, training is the key to a successful outcome. In law enforcement and professional sports, the old adage is, “You play like you train.”
Remember, you as a cannabis business owner invest hours and hours training new employees on routine policies and procedures. You teach them inventory procedures, cash handling procedures, where to place products, and how to interact with patients and customers. When this training is conducted, odds are you designate one of your best and most trusted employees or managers to train the employee.
So then, here’s a question: “Do you train your employees how to handle an emergency or life-threatening situation?” The odds are you do not, and in a matter of a few seconds, your entire business and reputation could be destroyed if you do not take the necessary steps to think about the future. A successful leader with vision and foresight will prepare their managers and employees, by training them how to be prepared and handle a potentially adverse incident. It is an investment not only in the business but in every one of your employees’ futures.