What if I told you that you could have access to one of the greatest training resources ever created, that you and your employees could use it any time, and the cost involved would be next to nothing? Would you jump at the chance, realizing that you could save thousands while drastically expanding the skills of your team at the same time? Or would you say that learning doesn’t mean anything if you don’t send someone to an expensive week-long training that they won’t remember?
What if I told you that not only are you not using this resource, but you’re actively blocking it?
I don’t have any scientific numbers to back this up, but anecdotal experience leads me to believe seven out of ten enterprises are blocking YouTube as a matter of policy. That’s just dumb.
Sure, there’s the opportunity for abuse, but there’s the same risk with company issued credit cards and nobody’s stopping that practice. If someone abuses the credit of the company, you either revoke the card or fire the employee. Why are we not taking the same approach to YouTube?
The benefits far outweigh the possible downsides.