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Friday, May 4, 2012

Incorporate Best Practices into Training

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Applying lean principles to training methods and topics increases work ethics.
(And saves time and money!)...
Smart Training picture: Applying Lean principles to training method.
Smart Training = Lean Training
As trainers, one thing we can do to help instill better work ethics with the current generation of new workers is to incorporate Best Practices into training. (as opposed to only or mostly providing how to and theory). Our younger students appreciate and become advocates of best practice methods for the how-to when we explain why each method we teach is better than other ways to perform the same task. We find not wasting their time teaching them things they'll never use in the workplace helps bring them on board too. When they 'feel' they are entering the workplace confident to perform the job safer, more reliably and in less time than even seasoned professionals, their work ethics start out high. As long as the people they work with don't drag them down or hold them back, their motivation/work ethics should remain high.

Both lead to better understanding and acceptance of knowledge transferred and builds greater self confidence and ownership of job task. (self confidence is critical to new employee entering the workplace.) Ultimately these lead to better work ethics. When a student is not only told, but believes the material being learned will actually be valuable and used in his/her occupation, they learn better too.

Also an over simplified formula ...
Greater love for job and people working with = greater work ethics.

Don (Follow me on Industrial Skills Training Blog and on Twitter @IndTraining .) Be sure to to stay on top!

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