Maybe a corporate edict has come down decreeing that effective immediately, all employees must start following new procedures. Maybe your division is switching to a new computer system and has just days to make the changeover. Or maybe your department has a dozen new hires who need orientation right away.
Whatever the case, it's clear that your staff is going to require some training. It's also clear that because there's no time to hire an outside training specialist, you'll have to make the arrangements yourself.
Before you can get started, you have some decisions to make: when to hold the training, how you're going to present the material, how to get employees to take it seriously, and where to hold the training. In this multipart series, we'll look at each of these topics.
This month, we'll focus on factors related to the timing of the training sessions. What follows are some of the questions you'll need to consider:
Editor's note: This is the first in a multi-part series on training. The next column in this series will look at how to choose the best presentation methodology for your group.