ELECTRONIC ENABLED TRAINING OFFICE & ADMINISTRATION
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Q2. What is the impact of these changes on the training and development function?
The scope of activities for trainer has increased leaps and bounds in these last 10 years. Traditional training methods have been replaced by technology based training methods. This in turn has increased the scope for the trainers to improve their competence to provide more interesting environment for learners and learning.
Some of the golden rules which time has taught to all trainer in these 10 years are:
* Training activities and methodology should be simple and should be able to deliver the objective of the program right from the beginning. * Cost should be kept in mind while planning and organizing training program, since it erodes the bottom line of the organisation. * The training need has to be identified by keeping in mind the training facilities available in the organisation. * Training methods which do not work should be avoided to prevent boredom in the training room.
Besides this, some more factors have also contributed to change in the role of training functions. They can be classified into 4 topics:
1. Diversity in work force: demographic change has hit all organisations right from the entry level of staff. Most of them lack basic skills and they require extensive training and induction at the time of their joining the company. Moreover, attrition is another factor which is plaguing across all industries, which is pushing organizations to resort to change the model of training and development and the methodology of training too. 2. Knowledge Explosion and Just in time learning: With growing globalization, just in time learning is becoming the collective term for identifying, locating, capturing and sharing relevant information in a timely manner. Work and concepts not delivered on time fails in achieving the desired results and that is why...
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