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Work Groups Can Train Each Other

By: AMA Staff

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)

AMA Staff: American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, Webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research.