0

I have a list of things that are wrong with a training program. I put them in Column 1 and titled that column "Deficits" (deficit: a lack, shortage, or disadvantage). For example:

  • Training is too long
  • Training does not address associates' fear of selling
  • Training is boring

In Column 2, I have listed ways to address each deficit. For example:

  • Create smaller chunks
  • Add training to help associates get comfortable with selling
  • Make it engaging

If Column 1 is titled "Deficits," what is Column 2's title? "Cures"? "Solutions"? "Fixes"?

I'm sure there is a better word. I just can't think of it.

7
  • 9
    I would rename the columns as problems and solutions. We don't really use "deficit" like that, it is usually financial, although someone or something might be described as "deficient". Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 20:31
  • 1
    I tend to agree with @WeatherVane, but there are those who will never use the word "problems" as some have likened it to an act of surrender. The management-school term would be "challenges". But if you want to keep "deficits" I would head the other column "remedies"
    – WS2
    Commented Jan 24, 2020 at 10:24
  • Another term, instead of deficits, is “improvement opportunities.”
    – Xanne
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 6:11
  • 3
    I can't see that "Deficits" works at all - A deficit is a quantity below zero. You could use "Deficiencies" or Shortcomings".
    – Greybeard
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 8:53
  • "deficit" in this context is a metaphor, and you risk mixing your metaphors if you try and expand on it.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jan 18, 2021 at 9:59

2 Answers 2

1

If you wish to keep the "Deficit" heading, then the other heading could be "Correction"

0
0

Weather Vane commented:

I would rename the columns as problems and solutions. We don't really use "deficit" like that, it is usually financial, although someone or something might be described as "deficient".

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.