Posts from September 2012

TRAINERS SHOULD BE THE ACTUATORS

September 27, 2012

How important are you to your company? If you work in a facility that is part of a large corporation, the workers at your site need you more than they ever have! Why?!? Because you have knowledge of the procedures necessary to your plant’s operations and you have knowledge of the training gaps that exist within your facility. Gaps that are hindering outputs of more and better products! Gaps that result in...

TODAY’S WORLD OF TRAINING

September 25, 2012

There is a training evolution currently taking place that holds great promise for nations, organizations and workers throughout the world. It transcends the e-Learning technology advances that get all the attention because, for the first time, the training reach has become global. That advance has to do with the large numbers of training producers that are springing up internationally. And, the quality of training products they are delivering over the internet or...

RETENTION & PRODUCTIVITY

September 20, 2012

We’ve said it before: “Retention that translates into more productive on-the-job performance is the only valid measurement to use when evaluating your training initiatives!” Yes, you must always keep mind that the only training initiatives that have positive impacts on an organization’s performance — and, future — are those programs that generate longer-term retention — and, immediately translate into increased productivity on the shop floor. Yet almost every training courseware vendor refers...

DON’T JUDGE YOUR EFFORTS MYOPICALLY

September 18, 2012

Some of us get rewarded for introducing the latest advances in technology learning into our organization. Some, who produce their own e-Learning courses, even enter their latest examples into national “best in learning” contests. And, some even win those prestigious awards. However, you’ll be well served if you keep the following statement indelibly etched in your mind: “Don’t judge yourself by the awards you win. And, don’t judge yourself by the awards...

THE KEYS TO CONTROLLING THE BUYING PROCESS

September 13, 2012

You should always drive the “selling/buying” process! That may read like a no-brainer statement to you but, too often, it’s not recognized by the many salespeople who visit and/or talk with you on the phone. Training vendors that ignore your dominant position should be shown the door. Their sales representatives, who exclusively pitch “only what they’ve got,” are not potential partners for you and your organization. You make the buying decision! You...

LEARNING OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

September 11, 2012

Far too often, we forget the primary reasons at the core of the training solutions we choose to offer. We spend too much of our time enchanted by the bells and whistles associated with the technology. And we, mistakenly, believe that all training solutions offer the same benefits just because the title of the program appears to fill our needs. However, the truth lies in the learning objectives associated with any training...

A BRIGHT, NEW DAY

September 6, 2012

We’ve come a long way down the technology trail in the past three decades. The training challenges for our industrial workforce have been immense. And, the trade-offs involving instructional design, production values, plus cost and efficiency issues have complicated the entire process. Maintenance and Operations training for our workforce has never been more necessary. And, the opportunities for more effective learning have never been greater. E-Learning and CD-ROM Technology have made more...