Surviving Troubled Times: Five Best Practices for Training Solutions
Although executives in the current economic downturn have often downsized human resource, training, and performance improvement staff, five strategies can help training and performance improvement professionals survive these trying times: (1) align efforts with business goals, (2) use training to address skill gaps, (3) craft job-focused objectives, (4) create sound training, and (5) collaborate with others to promote transfer to the job.
Villachica, Steven W. and Stepich, Donald A.. (2011). "Surviving Troubled Times: Five Best Practices for Training Solutions". Performance Improvement, 50(3), 9-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pfi.20201