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Difference between Training and Development?
 Question Submitted By :: Steve
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  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 1
training is conserned with the immediate improvement of the
employee, i.e. the ways to make the employee more effective
in his current role whereas development is a process to
make the employee efficient enough to handle critical
situations in the future, i.e. how well he can equip
himself for the future demands.
Is This Answer Correct ?    258 Yes 15 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 2
I feel training & development both are related each other,
every one needs training and according to the company
required training material developed and training is given
Is This Answer Correct ?    44 Yes 119 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 3
i feel that there is another dimenssion that may
differentiate training and development.
training focuses on short term learning needs.
in contrast development focuses on developing long term
strategic capabilities.
So, training to write might focus on how to use word
processing s/w.
developing the ability to write would focus on
Is This Answer Correct ?    77 Yes 14 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 4
Training usually refers to some kind of organized (and
finite it time) event - a seminar, workshop that has a
specific beginning data and end date. It's often a group
activity, but the word training is also used to refer to
specific instruction done one on one.

Employee development, however, is a much bigger,
inclusive "thing". For example, if a manager pairs up a
relatively new employee with a more experienced employee to
help the new employee learn about the job, that's really
employee development. If a manager coaches and employee in
an ongong way, that's employee development. Or, employees
may rotate job responsibilities to learn about the jobs of
their colleagues and gain experience so they might
eventually have more promotion opportunities. That's
employee development.

In other words employee development is a broader term, that
includes training as one, and only one of its methods for
encouraging employee learning.
Is This Answer Correct ?    36 Yes 13 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 5
Training generally refers to teaching of new skill in
professional field of the employee. Like an employee being
taught to operate another machine, or to perform a new
operation in the same machine.

Development refers to enhancement of personal qualities of
the employee which do not have a one to one relationship
with his current job. It may be to help an employee to grow.
Like stress management techniques, yoga lessons, meditation
exercises, soft skills training, etc.

While training is expected to reward the company immediately
in terms of better productivity of employee, Development
does not lead to any immediate and tangible benefits to the
Is This Answer Correct ?    63 Yes 8 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 6
TRAINING means learning new things and refreshing old one.
DEVELOPMENT means Implementing the learned session and
Finiding new ones.
Is This Answer Correct ?    48 Yes 6 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 7
Training is short time period,while Development is long time
period.Training concerned with specific field,while
Development concerned with all field.
Is This Answer Correct ?    56 Yes 2 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 8
Training concern to the exact task or project, given by the
organization or company. Development is the continuous
process it guiding individual to handle critical and crisis
situation on own in better manner.
Is This Answer Correct ?    36 Yes 4 No
Raghavendra R Pawar
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 9
When training a 'person' the onus is on the role he/she is
performing. What I mean is when people are being TRAINED,
we’re trying to add value to specific things, such as their
job description.
When developing the focus is on the 'person' themselves.
When we develop people, we are adding value to 'everything'
the person has to offer . The onus of development is not
only to make them better in their jobs but also to become
better in their day to day life.
TRAINING people is helpful for a short time, where as
DEVELOPING people is helpful for a lifetime.

And while the result of TRAINING may be seen as changed
The result of DEVELOPMENT is definately changed LIVES.
Is This Answer Correct ?    34 Yes 2 No
  Re: Difference between Training and Development?
# 10
the major diff b/w training & development is that,
trainimng is provided for technical person where as dev is
provided for managerial person,
training is short term but dev is long term process.
Is This Answer Correct ?    26 Yes 17 No

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