scientia potentia est or knowledge is power if you prefer. That's what I think. Now, that my team is growing up, I see a difficulty: not everybody in the team is at the same level of knowledge. Let's assume that everyone has each one starting level. I'd love to have everybody acquire the same knowledges during the year so the team builds up together.
I tried different patterns to let my teammates study: offer certifications, offer a small library where they can take book and bring them at home, offer Safari BooksOnline subscription but nothing seems changed. I think that the problem is in the fact that they have to auto-train and auto-decide what to do.
What I'm thinking about is a company University where I decide the program and I give them due date to complete the training. Like this:
- January: mastery in CSS
- February: HTML 5
and so on. To let them apreciate this stuff, I was thinking about buying kindles and gift one to each team member.
What do you think? How do you do in your company?