One of the most effective ways to build employee skills that can be directly transferred to the job is to deliver customized on-site training programs to functional or cross-functional workgroups. On-site training allows employees to develop their skills together, creating synergy in the learning experience and encouraging collaboration and communication to help promote a greater sense of teamwork and cooperation. In addition, a number of studies point to on-site training as more effective in promoting transfer of learning to the job because employees are better able to focus on course content in their familiar work environment.
On-site skill-building programs can be tailored to address specific challenges and issues by providing content that is relevant to employees’ real world experience. Courses focused on such topics as communication skills and team building can incorporate interactive exercises, role-plays and case study discussions designed to develop problem-solving skills and help resolve core issues that limit productivity and job satisfaction.
Customized on-site training makes learning relevant and real, which not only brings an immediate improvement in job skills but also helps organizations and teams more effectively respond to future challenges.
To learn more about customized on-site training available from Training and Development Solutions, contact MariAnn Fisher at 925.249.9372 or [email protected].