Survey Says Executives Want Mixed Training Methods
Moreover, a surprising 88% of the nearly 200 executives polled said they "feel comfortable" with new training technologies and find many of the capabilities appealing, said Provant VMS President Herb Cohen. "The initial uneasiness with on-line learning has all but disappeared. By large margins, those receiving training like that they can learn interactively and not be bored, or skip subject areas they’re competent in, or train on their own, at their own pace."
Regardless of how they had received training to date, said Cohen, a large majority of executives credit it for their success. "More than two-thirds said corporate training was key to their career advancement, while only 21% disagreed, and 11% weren’t sure."
Among the study’s other findings:
- 86% of executives generally value the training they receive and 63% say they go to training because they want to. Only 11% do so because they have to.
- 73% believe training is particularly necessary after a promotion.
- 59% would like to use the new learning technologies in a team setting, such as in a computer simulation.
- 69% believe companies usually fail to train those who need it most.