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Evaluating Results and Benefits – Week #2 Lecture 1Performance, Training, and SuccessWelcome to Week 2. I hope you have found your way aroundthe classroom and are ready to continue. This week our focuswill be on the power of training within the workplace.Last week we discussed the meaning behind research,measurement, and evaluation. You learned that measurementand evaluation are key players in the success of anorganization. Training is also a critical player in the successof an organization. Without training, one might find theorganization failing to grow or productivity lacking.Training provides an opportunity for a company toexpand. This expansion might focus on one department ormany. The expansion might also focus on specific employees.Regardless of where the expansion occurs, the main conceptrevolves around the people within the organization. Byimplementing a training program, an organization can focuson the areas that need growth. Despite the need for training,some organizations resist as they feel the costs ofimplementing a training session outweigh the benefits. Theseorganizations couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, thoughtraining can be costly, if run and implemented properly, thetraining will lead to cost savings in the long run. You mightbe wondering how this can be and the reason is this: when
looking at those employed within the workplace, one willfind that many, if not most, employees have some sort ofweakness in their skill set. By implementing a trainingprogram, you will be able to focus on the weaknesses to (1)determine why there is a weakness and (2) turn that weaknessinto a strength. In addition, leadership skills may bedeveloped by those who have stronger skill sets and canassist and motivate those that may be struggling.Training also promotes morale within the workplace. Overtime, an employee who receives training and then implementstheir learning will become more productive. The reason forthis is that the employee will feel empowered and may aimfor higher standards within the workplace. In addition, atrained employee tends to have more confidence than onewho lacks an understanding of the workplace concepts.Continuous workplace training will help to keep anorganization on the cutting edge of industry developmentswhich can eventually lead to the company holding theposition of an industry leader overall.So, what happens when your employees decide that trainingisn’t worth their time? Surely some of you can relate tofeeling as if the training provided is not helpful or not taughtin a manner that makes learning easy. This, unfortunately, isvery common. Sadly, many organizations do not properlyimplement their training program. They spend a lot of moneyup front and consider it done. Management fails to follow up

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