Getting results from 5S training requires that the trainer and materials be engaging, practical, relevant, and timely. While this may seem obvious, it is rare to find much training of any sort that meets these criteria. What is most common is to see theoretical presentations given to the massess. We call it death by Power Point. This causes a lack of interest and enthusiasm and leaves participants confused about what they are supposed to do and when.
While most all training programs are conducted with the best of intentions, many miss their mark because the content and approach just aren't effective.
To make training effective you need sound materials and an approach that teaches people exactly what they need to do in a way that is consistent with the principles of adult learning. More specifically, the training program and trainer must:
- Engage participants with active learning modules that promote discovery of key principles using the active learning model.
- Use practical language and tools that are easy to understand and apply in the workplace.
- Use a variety of teaching methods to keep the subject interesting and appeal to various learning styles.
- Provide relevant application to real life problems that currently exist and need to be solved.
- Provide training just before it will be applied in order to create short term wins and reinforce learning.
The above was provided by Steve Lage from PDG Consultants