Facilitation of Transfer with Focus on Organization Intervention
Failure of training is not always because of lack of KSAs but sometimes it is because of the organizational forces also. These forces also hold back the transfer of training, and learning. Therefore, it is important to keep in check those forces.
For the successful transfer of training, it is necessary to have supervisor support, trainer support, peer support, reward system, climate and culture.
Peer support can also help in transfer of training, for example, if the trainee is the only one who is receiving training in the department then probably the experienced peers might put pressure on trainee to forget the training and work. This situation also hampers in transfer of training.
However, this situation can be avoided by involving the entire department in training,
can affect their employees learning in number of ways, for example, if the trainee is motivated to learn and receives full support from their supervisor, then this support in turn encourages the employee to learn as much as possible. Also, supervisor can also reduce the negative factors of training, such as, the work that piles up during training that makes the employee uncomfortable and employeesÂ’ negative perception about the training program,also by encouraging the learning culture in the organization.
can also have a positive impact on the transfer of training. Gone are the days, when the trainers role used to get over once the training program is done. Trainers role is now extended to the work place also. Besides training, trainers role is to keep a check on how trainees are performing and help them and discuss with them if they encounter any problem in the workplace.
Apart from supervisor support, peers support, trainer support, Climate factor also comprises of company polices, attitude of upper management towards employee, towards training. If these factors are positive then the climate will also support the transfer of training. It is the organizations foremost duty to make the employees realize through these factors that adequate amount of time and resources are spent on them for their professional and personal development.
also have the impact over the transfer of training. If the culture of the organization provides enough opportunities to its employees to implement what they have learnt in the workplace and provide them variety of others factors such as, social support, challenging jobs, etc then the likelihood of the transfer of training increases.
If the learning outcome that helps in achieving the objectives is linked to reward system then the probability of the success of training would increase.