Managerial On-the-Job Training
Managerial on-the-job training consists of the following:
o Job Rotation: It means moving management trainees from department to department to broaden their understanding of all parts of the business and to test their abilities. o Coaching/ Understudy Approach: The trainee works directly with a senior manager or with the person he/she is to replace. o Action Learning: It gives the managers and others released time to work full-time analyzing and solving problems in departments other than their own. The basics include Carefully selecting teams of five to twenty five members Assigning the teams real world business problems that extend beyond their usual areas of expertise Structured learning through coaching and feedback.
Off-the-Job Management training and Development Techniques
o The Case Study Method: This method presents a trainee with a written description of an organizational problem. The trainee then analyzes the case, diagnoses the problem and presents his/her findings and solutions in a discussion with other trainees. o Management Games: It is a development technique in which teams of managers compete by making computerized decisions regarding realistic but simulated simulations. These games can be very effective as they help trainees develop their problem solving skills, focus their attention on planning, develop leadership skills and foster cooperation and network. o Outside Seminars: Universities and companies (e.g. The American Management Association) are now offering web based and traditional classroom management development seminars and conferences. o University Related Programs: Many universities provide executive education and continuing education programs in leadership, supervision, etc. The course duration may range from one to several days to executive development programs lasting for even months. The Advanced Management Program of the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard...