Training By Itself Is a Waste
Without proper support and reinforcement, training by itself is a waste of time, money and resources. Don’t waste your investments in developing your carefully hired talent. People need targeted nurturing to produce, thrive and make a difference.
Poorly Reinforced Training Is Just Wishful Thinking
No matter how well received or how well designed, if workplace training is not applied on-the-job in a way that changes behavior and performance, all the effort, time, and dollars will be wasted. How do we know? We measured over 800 corporate training programs and found only 1-in-5 participants change their behavior and performance from training alone.
Whereas you had hoped for maximum impact and true business results, even if the skills were mastered by the learners, if they are not used in the workplace, your return on investment will be close to zero.
Starting Off on the Right Foot
It is so discouraging to see learning and development organizations do everything right at first. They spend time
But Then Learning Fails
Even with the best of intentions, too many L&D practitioners fail to create the circumstances for participants and their managers to:
Don’t Let This Happen to Your Company.
To impact behavior and performance change, you need to manage the entire learning process to ensure that those skills are transferred and applied on-the-job.
5 Steps to Ensure Training By Itself Is NOT a Waste
Here’s how to see that the training sticks and is actually applied on the job.
Make sure all three stakeholder groups understand their role in communicating and reinforcing the need for and benefits of the training.
The Bottom Line
Before you launch a learning and development program, ask yourself how you plan to manage and fully execute your training investment to get the results required for the people and for the business.
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