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Work Groups Can Train Each Other

By: Florence Stone

Your staff members can train each other. Here are three ways to get your employees to lend each other a hand.

1. Networks. Form a network of employees to work with members to share what they know with the rest of the group. This most often includes new technologies or processes or systems, but it also can be a way to ensure network members stay abreast of developments in their discipline and current with the company’s latest procedures and practices.
2. The buddy system. You are probably familiar with this approach: one employee trains another. It works particularly well with new hires. Assign them to seasoned pros to learn how to do their job. This frees the manager from having to devote time to training the new hire.
3. Pair and share ideas. Allow co-workers to learn from one another. If they work together regularly, they often develop and master techniques to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.

About the Author(s)

Florence Stone is editorial director for American Management Association.