The need for new and different training responses

Continued organisational change is producing flatter, more flexible and responsive organisations with work cultures that support employees to be more autonomous, innovative and more customer-focused than in the past.   Workers now require a wider range of capabilities, skills and technical know-how to operate in these new environments.  How can we incorporate training into workplaces in ways that support this new type of worker?

Starter for 10 – some ideas worth considering

  • tailor the learning to the learner
  • give learners more control 
  • empower trainers as effective managers of learning 
  • encourage collaborative learning and interaction
  • use virtual training environments
  • communicate better with business leaders about the returns gained from training

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