The Changing Organizational Environment
The organizational landscape has changed dramatically and will continue to change in the future. A diverse workforce has altered not only the way companies do business but also the way they train their workers. In addition to the various modalities we just explored, differences such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, religion, language, disabilities, and literacy affect how trainers design, develop, and deliver training. Because people in your new employee orientation programs will vary greatly in educational background, life experiences, innate intelligence, and abilities, it’s important to find out as much as possible about your participants before they attend the orientation session.