On February 9th, 1986 The Disney Institute began its professional development programs showcasing: the ‘business behind the magic’ through seminars, workshops and presentations, as well as programs for professionals from many different industries, including healthcare, aerospace/aviation, government/military, food/beverage and retail. (source: Wikipedia)
Over the past 24 years, thousands of companies and individuals have gone through their extensive and enlightening training program.
With have 32,000 employees of varies backgrounds,Miami International Airport needed to create a long-term strategy to work together cohesively with vendors, county employees, and federal employees. According to MIA’s director José Abreau, “That’s one of the reasons why we turned to Disney … I think that going to the best gives you the best results.”
The Disney Institute is just one of the many ways the Disney company has furthered the vision of its founder, Walt Disney, one of the greatest business icons of the 20th century.
Here’s just one of Walt Disney’s 8 secrets to success:
1. Provide a promise, not a product: The legend goes that Walt Disney was sitting on a bench watching his daughters ride a carousel when he came up with the concept for Disney World. He noticed amusement parks and state fairs were always littered and poorly organized, and the employees were generally rude and resentful.
His wife once asked, “Why do you want to build an amusement park? They’re so dirty.” To which Walt replied, “That’s the point. Mine won’t be.” From day one, Disney has focused on “the experience” as a key component to increasing the value of its parks.
You can read the other 7 Secrets here: http://www.businessbrief.com/walt-disneys-8-secrets-to-success/
What training does your company participate in to be the BEST in business?
Do you provide training in house? Do you provide training to your clients and customers? Do you participate in training outside your own work environment?
Constant learning is what keeps Quirky Companies sharp, savvy and ahead of the competition…
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