Training Methods Today
Many training methods are used by corporations today to try to empower and motivate their
Some of these major training methods incorporated by many firms include on the
job training, case methods, role-playing, in-basket tech, management games, behavioral
modeling, outdoor-oriented programs, coaching and counseling, transitory anticipatory
experiences, transfers and rotations, lecture-discussion approaches, computers, virtual reality
approaches and distance training, goal setting, behavior modification, and team-building.
correctly, these training methods can help employees learn and grow, become better at their jobs,
better at communication, better listeners, and more motivated individuals.
Ivancevich (2010) writes, “Probably the most widely used method of training (formal and
informal) is on-the-job training.
It is estimated that more than 60 percent of training occurs on
the job.” (Ivancevich, 2010, p. 403).
On the job training, when done correctly, can be cost
effective for a company, but when done incorrectly, can be highly costly for a company.
employee is not trained correctly and breaks a machine, makes a part or piece of merchandise
incorrectly, or injures him or herself due to misuse of equipment, the cost to the employer could
Case Method uses a written description of a real decision-making situation in the organization
or a situation that occurred in another organization. (Ivancevich, 2010, p. 404).
(2010) states, “Managers are asked to study the case to identify the problems, analyze the
problems for their significance, propose solutions, choose the best solution, and implement it.”
(Ivancevich, 2010, p. 404).
By looking at cases other companies have dealt with and the answers
those companies have found to help solve their issues, managers can help solve the issues they