In this episode of Leader-to-Leader, John examines a Harvard Business Review article talking about how the traditional way of training and learning is not only ineffective, it's downright wasteful. 3:08 mins
The article lists the 3 key reasons why:
- People learn the wrong things. Sometimes, it’s too generic and not applicable to their specific job.
- People learn at the wrong times. You’re teaching them to run before they can even walk.
- People quickly forget what they learned if it’s not used immediately. In fact, research shows that we forget 75% of what we learned after just 6 days.
That’s like paying for 4 hours of training and just to remember 1! Think of how much time, energy, and money is wasted as a result.
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HBR: Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development
Organizations spent $359 billion globally on training in 2016, but the majority of training is not only ineffective, the purpose, timing, and content of training is flawed.