February 4, 2013 Leave a comment
Originally posted on What Have You Learned Today?:
On-the-job training (OJT) tends to be handled in a somewhat casual approach that often relies on experienced co-workers to train new employees. This time honored way of providing OJT is based on the questionable assumption that the most knowledgeable subject matter expert equals the optimal instructor.
Yet, being able to do something doesn’t also mean having an ability to transfer that skill to another person. Just ask any parent about trying to teach driving skills to their teenager.