On The Job Training

Most employees, when asked about how they acquired a certain skill, would most likely attribute it to some sort of informal training. This is because, oftentimes, it’s easier to learn something when you can see it being performed and when given the opportunity to do it yourself after.

According to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory, people can learn by observing, retaining information, and replicating a skill with the goal of achieving the same or better result. While we have different learning styles, an effective way to become proficient in a specific field is by taking the time to actually work in that environment. This is exactly what on the job training entails and is a real-world application of this theory.

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