300-word-discussion-need-analysis

Needs Analysis

Read the following scenario:

A manager says, “We need a training course on time management. We have 30 field representatives coming in for a conference next week and only 20% of them are actually meeting their goals. This is disappointing because they had the training four months ago but still have not met their overall goals in sales and customer service. I want you to give them a half-day training on time management.”

Provide a detailed description of how you would respond to and proceed in this situation. In your post, respond to the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of a training needs analysis (TNA)?
  • How do you determine when needs analysis should be conducted?
  • Is it always necessary to conduct a TNA?
  • What methods and tools would you use to help this manager?

Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. Use this week’s lecture as a foundation for your initial post. In addition to the Blanchard and Thacker (2013) text, use at least one additional scholarly source to support your discussion.