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5 Training Strategy Failures


August 26, 2019



5 Training Strategy Failures

Training strategies are composed of various elements in order to formulate a holistic approach to the education of employees. Training strategy failures are sometimes inevitable and require rapid solutions.

Some of corporations’ largest investments are in employee training strategies, in order to build a well-informed workforce for ultimate corporate success. However, implementing a training strategy which suits the needs and preferences of all employees can be challenging.

We share 5 training strategy failures and solutions on how to successfully execute effective training techniques for your company.

1. Sticking To Traditional Learning Methods

Sticking to traditional learning methods can often lead to companies lagging behind their competitors. By traditional, we’re talking about 30-page documents and boring training modules. With new learning techniques on the rise, it is essential to keep up with the newest approaches.

2. Failure To Acknowledge Modern Learning Approaches

Stemming from traditional learning methods, the failure to acknowledge and embrace forward-thinking learning strategies is the first step to failure. Being ignorant about changing times and technological advancements is a danger to the reputation and performance of the company. Modern learning approaches are usually the most effective, providing all the more reason to embrace these new learning strategies.

3. Lack Of Motivation

A lack of motivation has the tendency to result in poorly informed employees and a significantly less productive organization. Motivation can be achieved in various ways, starting with rewards and recognition. Recognising employees is pivotal to their performance as they feel a sense of support and that they are cared for. It is proven that when employees feel valued, they subconsciously have more of a desire to work hard. Rewards are made available through modern Learning Management Systems (LMS), whereby tangible and intangible prizes can be earned. Instilling extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in employees adds an important dimension to your employee training strategy.

4. Discontinuous Support

Creating a safe and supportive environment for employees to learn in is essential to your ideal organizational training strategy. When support is inconsistent or discontinuous, employees may find themselves lacking the motivation to work or find themselves falling behind. Support is easy to give, for instance, by regularly meeting with employees and investing a genuine interest in their wellbeing. Employees become much more confident when supported which is amply important in building on their knowledge and growing their skill sets.

5. An Unclear Training Strategy

An unclear training strategy results in employees lacking in the guidance they need. Training strategies are significantly enhanced when goals and objectives are set in place for employees. Employees feel as though they have purpose and can see what they must achieve for their success. Fulfilling these goals makes training strategies in organizations purposeful, clearly structured and incredibly effective.

We hope we have provided you with an insight into how to avoid the most common training strategy failures!


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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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