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close this bookHundred Tips for a Better Management (Aga Khan Foundation, 1993, 70 p.)
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View the document87. Training isn't always the answer72
View the document88. Determine where you are going before training your people to get there73
View the document89. Do your staff need training? To find out, ask74
View the document90. Get the best training for your organisation75
View the document91. Cultivate those who can teach you (Baltasar Gracian, Priest and writer 1601-1658)
View the document92. Continue learning by teaching others
View the document93. Help people work smarter. Schedule ''Knowledge Circles''76

87. Training isn't always the answer72

Know that lack of training is not the only reason people cannot do what they are supposed to do. Other reasons include: not having enough resources, unclear job descriptions, misunderstanding of tasks, lack of reward or promotion, and poor teamwork.

Before deciding to conduct a training programme, you should answer these questions:

1. Is there a work deficiency? For example, are there too few immunizations, no improvements in sanitation, or mistakes in record-keeping? test staff on what they already know and can do. Don' t waste time training people to do what they already can do do not train people for tasks that they will not be allowed to do

2. Can training improve this deficency? Will the staff member be able to do something better than if he or she were not trained.