Let me share a new perspective on language of ROI for the training.
Over the last decade every one of us has seen tremendous changes in technology and learning across the industries. If you are in hi-tech industry, you might agree with me that organizations are trying to squeeze (or accelerate) Time-to-market of new technologies, services, products and solutions to gain competitive edge over others.
This does not come without a critical business challenge. This has led to a new business challenge for training experts how to drive workforce to achieve full productivity at equally fast pace.
Talking to several thought leaders in the industry; it appears to me that there is a large lag between speed with which organizations can build capability of employees and the speed of time-to-market of products / services / solutions / technologies. Hi-tech industry is at critical point with dire need to build capabilities of their engineers at or more than the speed of time-to-market.
Scanning academic and practitioner literature indicates a key gap that there is lack of any proven knowledge base or practical BKMs available to corporate training professionals. As Ericsson & Charness pointed out, “Although these studies [on expertise] have revealed how beginners acquire complex cognitive structures and skills that circumvent the basic limits confronting them, researchers have not uncovered some simple strategies that would allow nonexperts to rapidly acquire expert performance.” (Ericsson & Charness, 1994, p.737)
It is crucial for organizations in particular and for the hi-tech industry in general to develop a knowledge base (academic or practitioner) on successful training strategies to shorten time-to-proficiency of employees.
The founders of ‘accelerated expertise’ concepts, Hoffman, Andrews and Feltovitch (2012) recently appealed to research community that: “Our vision is that methods for accelerating the achievement of proficiency, and even extraordinary expertise, might be taken to new levels such that one can accelerate the achievement of proficiency across the journeyman-to-expert span post-hiring.” (p. 9)
This has led me to take up this challenge as my doctorate degree research to conduct a thorough research on this topic to hopefully generate a proven knowledge base of training strategies that worked in different contexts.
Training Strategies to Accelerate Time-to-Proficiency of Technical Professionals in Acquiring Complex Job Skills in Hi-Tech Industry
Primary goal of this unique research is to understand what and how leading training experts have applied various training strategies (methods, techniques, methodologies, best practices, interventions, processes, systems, design, philosophies etc.) successfully in their settings to shorten time taken by technical workforce to acquire complex job skills.
Please have a look at outline of the research at this link:http://www.slideshare.net/rkattri/researchinvitation
BE THE PART OF THE WAVE
Through this post, I am inviting key training experts and training though leaders to participate in this first of this kind research study never attempted before.
If you are:
– A Technical training expert and a training industry thought leader
– Experienced in deploying training strategies successfully to accelerate time-to-expertise of employees
– Hold strong opinions on best practices to orchestrate complex training in complex organizations
– Supported, worked or consulted in Hi-Tech Industry
– Interested in participating in a forum of experts to shape industry-wide knowledge base
Then, through this research study you can become part of the new knowledge defining forum and help define the shape of the research findings.
SCOPE OF TRAINING STRATEGIES
This research is expected to reveal various training strategies coming from wide variety of cross-sectional domains like: cognitive and metacognitive strategies, learning science and Neuroscience, brain science, educational psychology, human factors, cognitive strategies, instructional design, instructions, accelerated learning, deliberate practice, expert performance, building expertise, scenario based learning, PBL, critical thinking training, complex learning, on-the-job training, post-training performance support, to name a few. If your area of competency map to any of the above directly or indirectly, you might just be the training expert who should be part of this forum.
Practitioners, corporate managers, technical trainers, expertise development researchers, academicians or consultants who have experience in implementing various training techniques inside or outside a training program successfully with a direct or indirect goal to compress time-to-proficiency of technical professionals (Example: Bringing a new or an existing employee up to speed to certain pre-determined standards of expertise; Attaining proficiency in required skills in shorter time; Acquiring new skills or new knowledge faster; Accelerating full productivity of employees, etc. to mention a few).
DOES THAT INTEREST YOU?
If this interests you, click the link below to fill a 10 minutes survey to log your expression of interest and consent. https://scuau.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_29T4K885ajoZriR.
By participating you will be entitled to receive a copy of the final research report. The findings of the research may equip you with new learning and knowledge.
All the information will be kept confidential; privacy will be protected and results in aggregate will be reported on group level.