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Infographic--How on-the-job training boosts employee morale

One of the simplest and surest ways to lift employees' spirits is to conduct empathetic and supportive on-the-job training.

Attention managers: Low morale is typically a symptom of something more serious than temporary mood swings or day-to-day conflicts among your employees. But fear not: one of the simplest and surest ways to lift employees' spirits is to conduct empathetic and supportive on-the-job training.

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3 comments
ailyas3
ailyas3

Workshops and seminars are considered on-the-job training and that is how I initially understood the topic, however, the graphic separates those from "on-the-job" training. What exactly is on-the-job training? Can you please provide an example?

blarman
blarman

"Noone cares how much you know until they know how much you care." Taking time out to coach staff indicates that you are interested in their long-term performance. It also means you - as a manager - have to be paying enough attention to your staff to recognize there may be a problem. Frequently, it is just simply taking the time to focus on your employees' needs periodically that can make a difference. Training can enhance this personal interaction by showing that person they mean enough to warrant a few minutes of your busy day.

apbeecher
apbeecher

Thanks for the infographic. May I ask how you're defining On-the-Job Training? You mention "empathetic and supportive OTJ Training," so I wondered if this was more about OTJ training for soft skills/morale/teambuilding than for learning new job tasks, processes, hard skills. Thanks!