Training Needs Assessment and Analysis: Is Training Really Needed?
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Imagine your company encounters a problem, and one of the higher-ups is convinced that launching a new training program might fix it. Every training request indicates that the current state of performance is falling short of the desired outcome. The discrepancy between real and targeted performance is called a need. Developing a training program has always demanded a serious investment , so the overarching goal of a needs assessment is to give a credible estimate if these investments will pay off and make sure that learning can solve the problem. This will help you avoid bias during the analysis that might otherwise simply confirm the prejudiced belief that training is needed.