Many companies think sending an employee to a public training course or mandating e-learning will help the individual learn new skills, broaden their horizons and then apply those new skills to the job. While many employees may learn new skills, their work environment does not always enable them to effectively use the skill set. With a training course alone, there is little to no support within the business to encourage the application of something new.
Training or Development? There Is A Big Difference
The use of e-learning as a training tool sometimes is seen as the easy way out. The best results, however, combine e-learning with a development approach focused on long-term mentoring and measurable goals.