Corporate downsizing and across-the-board resource reductions often result in cutbacks in training budgets and programs. The need for training during such times, however, assumes increasing importance. Fewer employees must do more with less. To slight training is to risk not achieving performance objectives.

An ever-sophisticated work force demands new approaches to training and new training activities. One of my primary objectives in editing this book was to provide trainers with previously unpublished activities. Although some may have circulated among informal training networks, all the contributors were asked to submit original, unpublished work.

The activities are organized into twenty different categories, representing a variety ...

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