Training and Development in Organizations

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT is a subsystem of an organization. It ensures that randomness is reduced and learning or behavioral change takes place in structured format. Training is system which feed the needs, skills and knowledge of the people working in the organization. These skills and knowledge are acquired to fulfill a specify purpose or goal. Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, and performance. The labor-market recognize the need to continue training beyond initial qualifications: to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life. People within many professions and occupations may refer to this sort of training as professional development.

Training has been defined by a number of scholars and trainers like Change agents. Some of the definitions are as follows: According to Fllippo:” the act of increasing the skills of an employee for doing a particular Job” can be termed as training.

Similarly Steinmetz has observed “Training is a term process utilizing a systematic and organized procedure by which non-personnel learns technical knowledge and skills for a definite purpose”. From the above definitions it can assert that training is a technique concerned with the development of skills and knowledge in particular discipline. Training enhances and improves person’s skills. Imparts knowledge to change person’s attitudes and values towards a particular direction. William G. Torpey has defined training as “the process of developing skills, habits, knowledge and attitudes in employees for the purpose of increasing effectiveness of employees in their present government positions as well as preparing employees for future government positions”. The above definition of training is based on assumption that all training is not necessary and all training is not beneficial. Training is a technique which properly focuses and direct towards the achievement of particular goals and objectives of the organization. Training is a learning process that involves the acquisition of knowledge, sharpening of skills, concepts, rules, or changing of attitudes and behaviors to enhance the performance of employees.  Training is activity leading to skilled behavior.

* It’s not what you want in life, but it’s knowing how to reach it * It’s not where you want to go, but it’s knowing how to get there * It’s not how high you want to rise, but it’s knowing how to take off * It may not be quite the outcome you were aiming for, but it will be an outcome * It’s not what you dream of doing, but it’s having the knowledge to do it * It's not a set of goals, but it’s more like a vision

* It’s not the goal you set, but it’s what you need to achieve it Training and Development

Training is about knowing where you stand (no matter how good or bad the current situation looks) at present, and where you will be after some point of time. Training is about the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) through professional development. Training is focused on individual tasks, all nuts and bolts to turn a wrench. Also, training has a beginning and an end. 1. Training is very specific, formal, time bound, well designed, planned, activity for a clear goal. 2. Its focus is bringing change in the participant's attitude, skills and knowledge so that in future he gets better or desired results. 3. Training involves investment in terms of cost and man-hour (time). 4. Training leads to development.

5. Training is part of development process.
6. Training methods are limited, if compared to development tools.

Development is the whole person concept. Not only teaching them how to turn the wrench, but also why we turn the wrench and challenging them to figure out a better...
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