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ERIC Number: ED074549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 7
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Which Comes First Training or Research?
Cash, William B.
This paper offers some suggestions and guidelines for the communications expert or teacher who would serve as consultant to business organizations. Most important, the author suggests, is that he must be flexible in his approaches to employee training programs, adapting them to individual needs and the needs of the organization. He must also have a broad background in communication skills, especially since theories are not the core of employee training programs. As much as possible, he must tailor the program or course design for individual needs, examining personnel records, if necessary, to determine overall backgrounds. His teaching methods must be structured on an open approach, providing many opportunities for discussion, questioning, and feedback. Finally, he must begin at the outset, especially if he is a college professor, to develop a feeling of trust and rapport with students who are not college-oriented. If a training program proves successful, then the consultant is quite likely to be considered for organizational research problems. (Author/RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Assn. (Minneapolis, April 4-6, 1973)