Is TWI Relevant Today? Part 2
Mark Warren, of Tesla2, Inc. has spent way too many days in what we call the TWI Candy Store: The National Archives. Mark has continued where I left off a year ago, and he has found all kinds of TWI gems: if you are regular readers of the blog, you may find the JI Cards in Japanese as probably some of the most interesting.
Mark also found an insightful letter written by C.R. Dooley, four years after the TWI Service was decommissioned. Dooley and his horsemen started the TWI Foundation, sort of what we would call a private consortium by today's standards. You can find the letter at the TWI Service Links page.
It seems appropriate then, that with all of these ties to history, we ask some hard questions about TWI. In a previous post, I asked if TWI is relevant today. Recently, over at the ASTD website, I had a couple of T&D professionals say that when it comes to the "old" program of JIT, we TWI people need to "get up to speed"!
So, on my list, there is another criticism I'd like to share with you:
"The JI technique is limited to predetermined phases of instruction; the trainee cannot contribute to the training delivery process."
What is your take on this? A fair assessment based on your experience? Should the trainee contribute to the training delivery process? If so, why?
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