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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

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How to Introduce Exercises

Introduction

Corporate training exercises are (or at least should be) designed with the end in mind—that is, how each exercise relates to building the skills necessary to achieve the business goals. But while that linkage is clear to the instructional designers, it is often lost on the participants. If they are unable to make the connection between the exercise and their job responsibilities, they won't be motivated to take it seriously, actively participate, and learn from it.

A significant contributor to the disconnect is the way in which exercises are typically introduced, whether in the classroom or online. ...

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