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The Art and Science of Training by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 9

How Can You Guarantee Transfer of Learning to the Workplace?

Transfer of learning has long been a concern for professionals in the field of talent development. After all, we do not exist to merely “train”; we exist to improve performance in the workplace. How well learning is applied on the job is the ultimate goal.

In Telling Ain’t Training, Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps write:

A great deal of controversy exists about the exact amount of training that gets transferred to the workplace. This is a futile argument as a number of factors affect transfer: utility of the training, the workplace environment, inhibitors and facilitators that occur post-training, and even the attitudes of supervisors and colleagues. What appears to be ...

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