7.1. Structure of the Training Function

There are two common reporting structures for technical training: technical training reporting into HR and technical training reporting into a business function. The pros and cons of each are presented. The centralization versus decentralization of training resources is also explored. There are two facets to centralization: training organizations can be centralized or decentralized either geographically or organizationally. In addition, the advantages of horizontal business functions and the need for partnering with them are discussed within the context of technical training.

7.1.1. Organizational Reporting Models

The question as to where the technical training organization should be positioned in the ...

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