Training is essentially training, whether in oneself or in others, to develop or improve in oneself or others with specific skills and expertise or even fitness. Training has special objectives of enhancing one’s ability, quality, productivity in business. As training aims to develop and improve one’s skills, it is essential for it to be brief and relevant, so that individuals do not get bored and lose interest in the training. The training should not be a continuous affair as it may become monotonous for the individuals and thus hinder the progress of the training. It should be brief and meaningful so that individuals learn something new without feeling bored or frustrated.
Training should be organized, keeping in mind the objectives of the training programs. The objectives will dictate the kind of training to be given to the employees and the form of training to be given to the staff members. For instance, an organization may establish a training program for its sales personnel based on maintaining customer loyalty, increasing sales, and enhancing employee earning potential. Based on these objectives, the curriculum and the form of training to be given to the employees will differ. Similarly, an organization may establish a training program for its receptionist or an administrative assistant depending on the function they perform. In both the cases, the objective of training the employees will be different but the procedures of training may overlap with each other.
A consistent training program for the employees will help the employees to adapt well in the changing business environment. The employees will acquire new skills which will be useful for them in their various other roles in the organization. This will enable them to perform better and contribute more towards the growth of the organization. A training program developed by the management must be effective, relevant, meaningful and brief so that employees know what to expect while performing the roles. Moreover, the objectives of the training program and the nature of the employees’ role should be clearly understood by the management before initiating a program. Based on the objectives, measures should be designed and the training should be organized in a way that is consistent with the resources available.