In the February issue of TD magazine (Talent Development by ATD), my article: “5 Signs that a Learning Program Needs to Go” was featured.  Here is the link to the article.

Only 5 signs made the cut in the article, but I wanted to share a few more that were left on the cutting room floor.

  1. The path to proficiency when training is completed is long.  This is another red flag that there may be misalignment in the design of the course as compared to business objectives.
  2. The course was built to support a new system implementation.  Chances are good that teaching the course in its original form will never meet the business need if it’s been more than three months since go-live.  In truth, this content should be integrated into training to align to the workflow once go-live is complete.
  3. The reality of the workforce’s geography does not match the delivery mode.  Course delivery modes need to shift to remain aligned to the workforce as it becomes virtual or distributed.  When shifting delivery modes, it is prudent to build content to fit the mode, rather than retrofitting content from another mode.

What are your other tell-tale signs?  I’d love to hear them!