Thursday, May 3, 2012
Elevator Speech- The truth about training
My Elevator Speech.
Hello, my name is Folashade Fawehinmi. I am an Instructional designer in the making. I am not surprised about your take on training. Stolovitch, (n.d.) noted, “Training skills are necessary to perform, but not sufficient alone”. If you give me a minute, I will clarify some of your concerns. Let’s reflect on the economic issues in this country, training is considered unnecessary, and some organizations are cutting back on training and development of their employees (Noe, 2010). The truth is training alignment with business strategy provides the roadmap for any organization to accomplish its goals. Training should be structured and focused on getting employees to consistently reproduce behavior without variation, but with increasing greater efficiency even if conditions change. Stolovitch (n.d). If these words are not true after a training encounter, there is a training performance gap in your system.
In reality, training should be designed to prepare employees for competency on the job. Training makes our job relevant and connects to the overall business strategy of the organization, while it makes employees proud and appreciated.
Employees need continuous learning to compete in this evolving world of knowledge and new technologies, and this is fundamental to organization’s sustenance and employee’s performance.
Noe, R. A. (2010). Employee training and development (5th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Stolovitch, H. (n.d) “The Truth about Training” Laureate Video.
Posted by Folashade F at 7:51 PM