Embed Learning in the Workflow for Greater Results

There have been so many studies done and results published insisting that one-off training isn’t very effective. We use that phrase—one-off training—quite a bit on this blog. For new readers (hello, thanks for joining!) we use that phrase to describe training that’s done with zero follow-up or accountability. The audience participates in the class whether in-person or online, and then they’re done. These courses are created and delivered with the expectation that the participants will not only retain the entire heap of information that’s been dumped on them, but be able to execute that new knowledge on-the-job.

Let’s look at one very telling statistic discovered by three different sources:

Up to 80% of new skills are lost within 1 week of training if not used (ASTD)87% of new skills are lost within a month of the training (Xerox)Without reinforcement, learners will likely forget 80% of training material within 90-120 days. (Sales Readiness Group)

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