Improving On-the-Job Training: How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program / Edition 1

Improving On-the-Job Training: How to Establish and Operate a Comprehensive OJT Program / Edition 1

by William J. Rothwell, H. C. Kazanas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555426654

ISBN-13: 9781555426651

Pub. Date: 08/16/1994

Publisher: Wiley

According to estimates by the American Society for Training and Development, employers each year spend between $90 and $180 billion on on-the-job training (OJT) - between three and six times more than what is spent on classroom training. Professional trainers recognize that as time becomes a critical strategic resource, "just-in-time training" - training provided…  See more details below

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According to estimates by the American Society for Training and Development, employers each year spend between $90 and $180 billion on on-the-job training (OJT) - between three and six times more than what is spent on classroom training. Professional trainers recognize that as time becomes a critical strategic resource, "just-in-time training" - training provided during real time on the job - is proving to be the most effective means of facilitating learning in the workplace. Yet in many organizations, OJT is typically left to the devices of supervisors, executives, and other well-intentioned co-workers who lack the necessary skills to plan and execute it successfully. Improving On-the-Job Training offers a complete, step-by-step action guide to establishing or improving a comprehensive on-the-job training program - in all job categories in any occupation or industry. This book can be used both to improve one-on-one OJT conducted by supervisors and as a reference guide for performance specialists and instructional designers. It goes far beyond a simple description of what OJT is, to explore key management and organizational issues and to help improve employee performance and increase an organization's profitability. Drawing on extensive research that included a survey of five hundred members of the American Society for Training and Development, William J. Rothwell and H. C. Kazanas - both experienced trainers, teachers, consultants, and authors - offer detailed guidance on managing the entire OJT effort, from identifying goals to evaluating OJT's impact on the organization. Using thirty-five illustrative tables, figures, and exhibits, they explained their DAPPER OJT process, showing how to: Discover needs for planned OJT; Analyze work, worker and workplace for OJT; Prepare planned OJT; Present planned OJT; Evaluate the results of OJT; and Review aids to planned OJT. They also offer practical alternatives to OJT to ensure the right mix of performance interventio

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426651
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/1994
Series:
Management Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pretest: Does Your Organization Need a Planned On-the-Job Training Program?
The Authors
1The Benefits of Effective On-the-Job Training1
2Building the Right Foundation: From Identifying Goals to Establishing an Action Plan11
3Ensuring Sound Management and Consistent Results17
4Preparing Trainers and Learners23
5Discovering Needs: How to Determine When OJT Is Appropriate33
6Analyzing Work, Worker, and Workplace: How to Fit the Training to the Job45
7Preparing the Training Plan: How to Develop the Right Sequence of Activities61
8Presenting the Training: How to Conduct the OJT Session79
9Evaluating Results: How to Assess Post-Training Job Performance87
10Reviewing Aids and Alternatives to OJT: How to Ensure the Right Mix of Performance Interventions101
11Six Important Success Factors for Comprehensive OJT Programs117
Resource A: Workshop Outline for Training OJT Trainers127
Resource B: Workshop Outline for Training OJT Learners131
Resource C: Selected Readings on OJT135
Glossary139
References143
Index157

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