Training is driven by workplace needs. Noe and Winkler (2012) identified 10 forces that may influence working and learning, they are:
• Increased value placed on intangible assets and human capital
• Focus on link to organisational strategy
• Attracting and retaining talent
• Customer service and quality emphasis
• Changing demographics and diversity of the workforce
• High performance models of work systems
• Economic changes
Based on your reading of chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook, which one (1) of the above 10 forces do you consider to be the most significant in your current workplace and why? Additional references are not required for this task. Your analysis should be based on Chapters 1 and 2 only and your own critical thought.
Then using the insight gained from this review select a general area that you wish to focus on for the development of a training and/or development program. This can be broad – for example: developing management leadership skills, improving excel skills in the accounting group, improve team work skills for process area. This will be refined after the training needs analysis in Assessment 2.
Explain why you chose this area given your research.
Then using the Training Design Process on page 7 of your text book develop a basic project plan on how you would go about developing and evaluating this process. Remembering that the next two assessments will be using this plan to develop the program.
A template for the project plan will be provided for you on the Interact site under the assessments tab.