Types of training
Many changes occur as a result of a merger. The employees of the merged organizations will
require new skills that will enable them to be more productive in the new environment. Seminars
may be used as a way of training the employees on various issues within the organization. The
other method of training that should be used includes the provision of reading materials that will
give the employees some important information on how they are supposed to work in the new
merger. The dynamics of communication will have changed. Hence it calls for the company to
provide training on communication skills that will enable the employees to associate with each
other in the best way possible. The other type of training will involve the use of mock work
stations that will be used in training and assessment on the ability of the employees to work
together in the merger for the benefit of the society.
Learning & Development training methods
I would recommend the close supervision and guidance as a training method that will be used in
the mergers to ensure that the employees are working better in the organization and are
producing the much-needed results. Close supervision enables employers to follow up on the
employees’ performance making sure that they work following the needs of the company. The
other method that will be used is by using peer influence in such a way that the employees that
are performing better should mentor the ones that are working poorly as a way of improving the
performance of the poor performers. It is therefore important to train the employees and ensure
that they receive the right skills for the benefit of the organization.
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