What training cannot solve
It is tempting to think that training is the solution to many if not all business problems. However, there are some things that training can rarely solve: these include:
– Poor management (although management training might help!). If management does not allow employees to utilise their new skills, the training used in South Africa would have no purpose.
– Poor job design: If an employee does not what is required of them, he will not know when to use their recently acquired skills.
– Ineffective or inefficient equipment, production organisation. There will be no point in training employees to be up-to-date with the latest technologies but the organisation does not utilise the latest technologies and equipment themselves.
– Recruitment: if the organisation did not hire the right person for the job, a few quick training sessions will not solve the problems of the organisation.