Posts Tagged ‘training’

Fixing Performance Should Trump Training as a Priority

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Why build training content as a priority if there is an asset you could build that closes an existing performance gap? I’m not saying “forget training”; rather, I’m suggesting that closing the performance gap should be FIRST PRIORITY. Designing and building an asset to support performance at the Point-of-Work is actually one of the first steps that shape the core premise of Intentional Design. (See Figure #1) AND…the asset may well wind up in Training…just not as a priority. Read more…


The Death of Training: Rumors Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

August 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Chances are good that I have contributed to those rumors, though not with an inkling of anything resembling malicious intent. Several of the professional groups I have joined through LinkedIn yield consistent discussion themes that register concern for the future of training. The concern comes from a cross-section of trainers, designers, training managers, and vendors. You would think tough economic times are a driver behind why this concern exists. I agree, but only in part. We were seeing signs of this before the economy went bust. Tough times have just turned up the light shining on a significant opportunity. Agreed, training budgets are shrinking and free-lance trainers and owners of training companies are wringing their hands searching for the next big thing. So…what is the next big thing in the world of training? Okay, here comes an opinion, not to be confused as rumor – The next big thing will not be manifest in the scope of training. Read more…

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