The Weakest Link: Failing to Link New Information to Existing Knowledge During Learning
Completion of training presumes that the learner has acquired the correct information and that it’s now stored in his or her memory. And for highly competitive and skilled teams, that’s usually true. Following a training, managers often assume that the requisite knowledge has been learned and will be applied appropriately. However, there are exceptions. There are many potential underlying causes that might prevent an MSL from discussing newly learned information. In this instance, we are going to blame it on failure to use prior knowledge during a learning experience. We will explore other potential causes in separate blogs.