Employees rank training and career development high on the list of desirable benefits. Yet organizations waste most of the time and money they spend on training. That’s because most employers rely on outdated training ideas and boring methods. Poorly presented information goes in one ear and out the other.
Any organization’s goal for training should be to change employee attitudes or behaviors. After working in the training field for more than 40 years, I’ve compiled the Top 10 reasons why group training fails.
1. Large groups. Changing behavior requires buy-in from trainees, which requires a certain amount of enthusiasm. But it’s hard to have a lively group discussion with 100 people in a room.
Tip: Limit training groups to 15 participants when the objective of the training is to change behavior or learn a new skill.
2. Dominant participants. Even in a group of 15, three people will do most of the talking and half won’t say...(register to read more)