Learn and Apply…

I wanted to bring up a very important aspect of employee training…

Learn and Apply
Training is most effective when it has at least two components. The initiative should have aspects intended to teach the important underlying concepts to the employee. These are intended to provide the ‘why’ aspect of the learning. In general, people are less likely to implement a concept if they do not understand the underlying concept behind the desired action. For example, if your employees do not understand the basic concepts of material feed and conveyance, it is difficult for them to understand why a rear temperature study should be performed.
Likewise, the training must have a practical aspect to teach the participant the desired skills. This backs up the preceding ‘why’ instruction with the all-important ‘how’ instruction to ensure the employee knows how the information they learn applies to their actual job.

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