Ch 5: Training and Development in Organizations

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn how organizations invest time, money and training in order to develop skills and abilities amongst their employees. Gauge your understanding of organizational training and development by taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson.

Training and Development in Organizations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Beginning a new job, or being assigned a new task at your current job, can be impossible if you don't have the appropriate training. Employers recognize that, in order to get the best results, proper preparation can make all the difference. In this chapter, you will see the different types of training that employers provide, and you will learn how organizations decide what types of training is necessary. This chapter also explores theoretical concepts applied to training and development in the workplace. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • Needs assessments within organizations
  • Training methods in the workplace
  • Career management
  • Career stages
  • Personality and leadership theory

Video Objective
Assessing Training Needs of an Organization Understand how organizations determine the level of training needed to reach a desired standard of performance.
Types of Employee Training Programs Learn how organizations offer various types of training in order to increase profitability.
New Hire Orientation: Importance of Good Design and Content Look at the significance of new hire orientation programs and what makes them effective.
Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation Compare and contrast the methods used in training employees for new positions or tasks.
What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose Learn about planning, programs, workshops, and counseling designed to aid employees in career management and advancement.
Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal Recognize the four stages of the career stage model.
Goleman's Domains of Leadership: Definition and Lesson Look at the theories of Daniel Goleman and their applications to leadership qualities.
Employee Discipline, Common Methods: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline Explore the pros and cons of employee discipline systems.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Training and Development in Organizations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

1. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

This lesson discusses the process of assessing the training needs of an organization, which begins with looking at what is presently being done there and comparing that to what needs to be done. New training plans can then be put into place, making it possible for managers to solve problems.

Types of Employee Training Programs

2. Types of Employee Training Programs

There are several types of employee training programs. Employees may receive basic literacy training, interpersonal skills training, technical training, problem-solving training and diversity or sensitivity training. Each type of training targets a different facet of an organization's overall culture and performance.

New Hire Orientation: Importance of Training Design & Content

3. New Hire Orientation: Importance of Training Design & Content

A key HR function is ensuring that employees become integrated into the organization and their jobs as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible. In this lesson, you'll learn about the orientation process, which seeks to achieve this.

Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

4. Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

There are several different types of training methods used to acclimate an employee to a new job or even to a new position within his current organization. In this lesson, we'll discuss several different methods, including on-the-job training, job rotation and job mentoring.

What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

5. What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

Companies can invest in both their managers and employees through career management and development systems. These programs offer counseling, planning and workshops to help employees manage their careers.

Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

6. Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

A career stage model explains the four stages that individuals pass through in their careers. The four stages consist of establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal.

Goleman's Domains of Leadership: Definition and Concept of Emotional Intelligence

7. Goleman's Domains of Leadership: Definition and Concept of Emotional Intelligence

Employee success in the workplace may involve possessing emotional intelligence. In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of emotional intelligence and five domains of it that can be developed in employees. A short quiz follows.

Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline

8. Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline

Nobody likes to be disciplined at work, but sometimes it's necessary. In this lesson, you'll learn about the 'hot stove' rule. We'll also take a look at a progressive disciplinary system. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support