Employee Training & Development

to the items below.


Part A:  What
should be included in a development plan? What do you think is the most
important part of the plan for ensuring that employees develop? Explain your


Part B:  Nationwide
Financial, a 5,000-employee life insurance company based in Columbus, Ohio,
uses the nine-box grid for its succession review. What type of development
plans and activities would you recommend for solid but not outstanding
performers with moderate leadership potential? How would these plans differ
from employees with high potential and high performance (stars)? Explain.


Part C:  How
would you prepare a team of three managers to go to Warsaw, Poland, to oversee
the operations of a recently acquired financial services firm? They will be
leaving in one month, and the assignment lasts two years.


Part D:  Distance
learning can be used to deliver a lecture to geographically dispersed trainees.
How might distance learning be designed and used to avoid some of the learning
and transfer of training problems of the traditional lecture method?


Part E:   Why
would a company use a combination of face-to-face instruction and web-based