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And How to Avoid Them Six Critical Measurement Mistakes Click the link above to hear a podcast recording of this TIQ article B y ne of the most important factors in any business is defining measurements for learning initiatives. Establishing measurements that are clear, meaningful and relevant are a central responsibility, as well as a challenge, for companies. Some organizations make too many assumptions about what their key stakeholders expect, not asking the correct questions and having the appropriate discussions to confirm in advance what the measurement outcomes should reflect. The result: Teams that are charged with measuring development initiatives may craft programs that are too complex and not d a v i d c a r d e r results — be it in a one-page dashboard or a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. What businesses need to institute are cohesive measurements, but this is often more difficult than it sounds. Mistakes are common, for a number of reasons, including that teams have more demanding workloads and little time to accomplish tasks. But each day, companies and organizations are losing valuable time — and money — because they are focused on measurement practices that are antiquated and/or ineffective. What can be done to improve measurement so that all companies have concise metrics to benchmark the impacts of learning 29 O companies and organizations are Losing vaLuabLe time and money focusing on measurement practices that are ineffective practical to execute, or just off the mark. These measurement plans may also lack alignment with a company’s cultural norms and expectations, right down to not knowing the most effective way to present final Training Industry Quarterly, Spring 2012 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012

From Where I Sit: Training in Alignment
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Leveraging Goal-Setting & Feedback
Learning at the Speed of Business
The Dark Side of Digital
Closing the Generation Gap Between Leaders
Tomorrow's Learning: Blended & Just-In-Time
Assessing Learning and Performance
The Science of Engagement
Engaging Senior Leaders in the Learning and Development Process
Six Critical Measurement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The Difference Makers: Identifying and Hiring the Right People
Casebook: DTCC Learning: Developing a Training Digital Nervous System
Leadership Competencies: Delivering Results
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: Measure For Measure

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2012