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Training Trends

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Imagine it is five years in the future. The location is a large global business that manufactures goods and provides follow-up services to its customers. The business has a large training department that provides product training for its customers and internal training for its employees. The organization has moved from a training perspective to a performance perspective for delivering and evaluating training programs. Training just for the sake of training has been replaced by performance improvement.

Based on Chapter 13's powerpoint, what are two trends that might affect training at this company? How will these trends influence the company? What are the strengths and weaknesses of these trends?

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Write a paper discussing future trends in training.

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For a large global business, training is always a challenge. The diversity and number of employees and customers that span across different regions and time zones presents one of the current challenges for the manufacturer. In many cases currently, training requires bringing together large groups from various locations into one central area to try and learn all the details associated with the subject in just a few sessions. This leaves the employees or customers 'on their own' upon leaving the training and going back to their primary locations to try to decipher how to best apply the training they learned.

The future of training programs will continue to redesign training programs to incorporate the quickly expanding technology that is available to bridge the locations of employees together. The use of technology to replace traditional class room training will require that company spending a lot of time and investing strongly in capital equipment required to transition their organization to a technologically advanced training environment. The use of the internet and accessibility to remote employees and locations will take the place of the centralized location training.

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Imagine it is five years in the future. The location is a large global business that manufactures goods and provides follow-up services to its customers. The business has a large training department that provides product training for its customers and internal training for its employees. The organization has moved from a training perspective to a performance perspective for delivering and evaluating training programs. Training just for the sake of training has been replaced by performance improvement.

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