Training & Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, January

HRD in the Fortune 500
HRD IN THE FORTUNE 500 Revisiting the HRD function in Fortune-500 companies was both energizing the rewarding. The results of this continuing survey reflect many of the dynamics of current management practices and organizational changes in today's...
Illustrating Instructional Materials: An International Perspective
Illustrating Instructional Materials: An International Perspective Providing culturally relevant instruction is not always easy. And illustrations can cause even more cultural problems than text. Clients and trainees see illustrations immediately...
Information Resources in HRD
Information Resources in HRD Training professionals need to make efficient use of two kinds of knowledge about the training field. As Ian Mitroff points out in his chapter in the book Doing Research That Is Useful for Theory and Practice, edited...
Knowledge, Pay, and Performance
Knowledge, Pa, and Performance Organizations that decide to make cross-training a critical component of job design often decide to change their compensation systems too. They find it's useful to scrap traditional pay-for-performance schemes and begin...
Organizational Competence: It Depends on Your Staff
Organizational Competence-It Depends on Your Staff It's one of the best kept secrets around: The competencies required of a superior training professional are precisely those skills needed by any organization's senior executives. The fact is, trainers...
Orientation: The First Step in Team-Building
Orientation- The First Step in Team Building Many organizations spend large sum of their human resource budget on team-building seminars. But where does team building start? The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) believes it starts with a company's...
Paddling Together: A Copresenting Primer
Paddling Together: A Copresenting Primer Copresenters resemble two paddlers piloting a canoe downstream. Both need to agree on a destination and continuously monitor the direction to make sure they're still going where they want to go. Deftly, they...
Picking the Perfect Speaker
Picking the Perfect Speaker This meeting has cost a fortune. Your fast-track managers arrived last night from all over the country. The kick-off speaker has been at the podium for a half-hour, taking a direction you don't recognize. How did this...
Questioning: The Epitome of the Art
Questioning: The Epitome of the Art Many trainers would make better trial attorneys than group facilitators. Both professions demand the ability to ask questions well. Attorneys question witnesses; facilitators question session participants. But...
The First Line Supervisor: A Natural Extension of the Training Department
The First-Line Supervisor: A Natural Extension of the Training Department Most first-line supervisors tend to view the training department as bearing primary, if not total, responsibility for teaching, coaching, and helping. They generally believe...

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