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Posts from June 2009

Why Corporate Training Fails – Part 3

June 30, 2009

We’re now ready to examine the most important roadblock to effective learning . We’ll spend a few blogs on this ultra-critical and far-too-often-ignored impediment to learning and retention. Training Challenge Number Three: “The failure to provide training that is designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century Learning Culture.” FACT: Today, more than 40% of America’s workforce cannot read above a 4th grade level. FACT: Little more than one-third of our...

Why Corporate Training Fails – Part 2

June 29, 2009

Let’s continue with our examination of the major reasons that lie behind the failures of many corporate training initiatives. Training Challenge Number Two: “The failure to tailor training to knowledge gaps.” Too often, individuals charged with spending organizational money on training needlessly squander corporate resources. One-size-fits-all is a wasteful way to go today. No longer does a company have to assign every electrical maintenance worker or instrument tech the very same curriculum....

Why Corporate Training Fails – Part 1

June 26, 2009

For the next few posts, we’re going to be examining many of the major reasons behind the failures of many corporate training initiatives.   Training Challenge Number One:  “The failure to tie training to corporate objectives.”   Too many investments in training are made which are unrelated to company objectives.  It should come as no surprise, then, that management too often regards training costs as superfluous and unnecessary.   How different management...

The Future of Literacy

June 25, 2009

Certainly, the training requirements of today’s workplace are intensifying.  A recent National Adult Literacy Survey undertaken by the Department Of Education has reported that, “Growing numbers of individuals are expected to be able to attend to multiple features of information in lengthy and sometimes complex displays, to compare and contrast information, to integrate information from various parts of a text or document, to generate ideas and information based on what they read,...

Why E-learning?

June 23, 2009

  We’ve come a long way down the technology trail in the past three decades.  The training challenges facing our industrial workforce have been immense, and the trade-offs involving instructional design and 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...