Training your competition

Yesterday I wrote about the value of good project managers. Today I want to address the disadvantage of training good project managers.

If you train people well they will frequently get opportunities to go do other things. They might be hired by your competition or they might go out and start their own company and compete directly, or indirectly, with you.

In other words, if you train people well, you will frequently be training your future competition. The alternative is to hire lesser project managers, don’t train them that well and they will stay with you because no one else wants them.

Personally I would rather have people others want (and then try to figure out if there is a way to keep them although if not, find equally as talented replacements) then to have people no one wants.

Have a great day!