O'Reilly logo

The Field Guide to the 6Ds: How to Use the Six Disciplines to Transform Learning into Business Results by Calhoun Wick, Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image Tool D1.2

Flow Chart: Is Training Necessary?

Some business leaders look to training to solve all manner of performance problems. As flattering as that may be, it is a mistake for a training and development group to agree to provide training when the root cause of the suboptimal performance is something other than a lack of knowledge or skill. Conducting training under such circumstances is guaranteed to produce learning scrap and to undermine the credibility and support for the function as a whole.

Use the flow chart on the next two pages to determine whether training should be a component of the solution—it is never the whole solution—and, if ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required