Training effectiveness during technological changes in Dubai-based companies: perspectives from managers and employees

Date
2018
Authors
El Baroudi, Sabrine
Abdulaal, Dawood Yaseen
Rampur, Mahantesh
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
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Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Abstract
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the effectiveness of training during technological changes in Dubai-based companies by focusing on training program characteristics and employees’ training motivations. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative investigation was conducted that included interviews with eight managers and seven employees. Findings: As demonstrated by the study results, managers and employees suggest that the 70-20-10 training model is effective for preparing employees to independently implement technological changes. However, employees argue that training motivations are not stable and vary within and among individuals during any organizational change, although this consideration is not acknowledged by managers. Originality/value: This study is the first to focus on identifying how change management can be improved in Dubai-based companies via effective training. © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Development and Learning in Organizations (2018), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-10-2017-0085.
Keywords
Motivations, Organizational change, Training
Citation
El Baroudi, S., Abdulaal, D. Y., & Rampur, M. (2018). Training effectiveness during technological changes in Dubai-based companies: Perspectives from managers and employees. Development and Learning in Organizations, 32(3), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-10-2017-0085