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Why On-the-Job Training Is Superior

Published Fri Jul 21 2023

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On-the-job training—or learning and skill development that takes place directly in the workplace—is one of the most effective methods for delivering and retaining information. There are many reasons to implement OJT at your organization and many advantages that it has over more traditional classroom settings. First, it provides enhanced learning and skill development. OJT allows employees to learn and develop skills in a real-world context. It provides hands-on experience and practical knowledge that is directly applicable to their job roles. This experiential learning approach can effectively promote competence and confidence. It can also help improve job performance and productivity. OJT enables employees to acquire job-specific skills quickly and efficiently. By learning directly in their work environment, employees can seamlessly apply their knowledge, resulting in improved job performance and increased productivity. It also lends itself to more tailored and personalized learning experiences, as it can be customized to meet individual learning needs. Supervisors and mentors can provide targeted guidance and support, addressing specific skill gaps and ensuring that employees receive the necessary training and feedback for growth. Finally, it allows for integrating theory and practice by combining conceptual knowledge with practical application. It bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world implementation, reinforcing understanding and promoting a deeper level of comprehension.

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