Title

Strategic Alignment of Training, Transfer-Enhancing Behaviors, and Training Usage: A Post-Training Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2002

Publication Source

Human Resource Development Quarterly

Volume

13

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

89-108

DOI

10.1002/hrdq.1015

ISBN/ISSN

10448004

Abstract

This survey explored the alignment of an organization's specific training program with its strategic direction and its practices to support usage of training on the job. The subjects, trainees and their immediate supervisors, were participants in a targeted sales training program of a Fortune 200 pharmaceutical company headquartered in the Midwest. This study found a low to moderate positive correlation between the perceived alignment of training with the strategic direction of the organization and the presence of practices to support usage of training. The group of trainees that self-reported very high usage of training perceived a significantly higher alignment of the training program with the strategic direction of the organization as compared to the group of trainees that self-reported low to high usage of training; field managers did not differ significantly in that regard. Trainees who self-reported very high usage of training also reported a significantly higher presence of practices to support usage of training throughout the program than the group of trainees that self-reported low to high usage of training; field managers did not differ significantly in that regard either. The study found a positive correlation between awareness of and commitment to the strategic direction of the organization.

Disciplines

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

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