Article Title: Manager Engagement in eLearning Transfer to the Job
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: For a training initiative to succeed, learners’ managers must reinforce new skills and behaviors on the job. However, busy schedules or a lack of coaching skills often cause reinforcement to slip through the cracks, weakening the benefit of training to the organization. This article describes how a meeting-in-a-box approach can increase the likelihood of management follow-up with employees after training.
If the purpose of an eLearning course was to meet a specific business need – something that would increase revenue, save money, or protect the organization from risk – it makes sense that a learner’s manager would be accountable for goal-setting and coaching for new skills after training is complete.
The logic makes sense, but it doesn’t always work that way.