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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

88. Determine where you are going before training your people to get there73

Training is too often conducted just to fulfil an organisational requirement, such as to qualify for a credential or because it is budgeted. The best reason to provide training is to develop your staff, but only if it makes sense for your organisation.

Are you training for the right reason? Some questions for you and other members of your organisation:

  • Is the training linked to your organisational strategies and objectives?
  • Will the training prevent problems?
  • Will it correct existing problems?
  • Will the training change the attitudes of your workers?
  • Will it affect the behaviour of your workers?
  • Will it increase their levels of knowledge?
  • Will it build their skills?
  • Is training the best solution as opposed to job enrichment or individual coaching?
  • Is training needed as opposed to discipline or termination?
  • What resources are available for your training?