To encourage development tap into how people learn

By Jayne Jackson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2004

As the year draws to a close some of us have to start thinking about how we’re going to use training dollars to develop employees in 2001.

Although courses are often seen as the easiest option for training, they’re not always the best option. Employees need to be encouraged to develop in a variety of ways, and managers must remember that learning goes beyond group discussions and classroom situations. In fact, some people may get far more out of reading a book or participating in on-the-job training than from a classroom environment.

The key to learning is being involved in the learning process.