by Corinne Donovan, Ph.D.
U.S. corporations spent about $70.6 billion on training last year. Roughly 60 percent ($42 billion) of that amount was spent internally. What can we do to ensure that money is well-spent?
Research has consistently shown that good training results in benefits to both organizations (e.g. effectiveness, better service, profitability, sales and customer satisfaction) and individuals (e.g. developing new or more refined skills, greater content or job-related knowledge, strategic knowledge, enhanced performance, or greater self-efficacy).
To achieve these outcomes, L&D professionals must understand modern adult learners, provide learners with control over their learning (along with formal elements to help shape the learning) and provide enough time for employees to learn.
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