A model for evaluating the effectiveness of middle managers' training courses: evidence from a major banking organization in Greece

Galanou, Ekaterini and Priporas, Constantinos-Vasilios (2009) A model for evaluating the effectiveness of middle managers' training courses: evidence from a major banking organization in Greece. International Journal of Training & Development, 13 (4). pp. 221-246. ISSN 1360-3736

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2419.2009.00329.x

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Abstract

Contemporary management thinking embraces the organizational training theory that sustainable success rests, to a great extent, upon a systematic evaluation of training interventions. However, the evidence indicates that few organizations take adequate steps to assess and analyse the quality and outcomes of their training. The authors seek to develop the existing literature on training evaluation by proposing a new model, specific to management training, which might encourage more and better evaluation by practitioners. Their thesis is that training evaluation is best if it can be based on criteria derived from the objectives of the training and they draw on the management effectiveness literature to inform their proposed model. The study seeks to examine the effect of six evaluation levels – reactions, learning, job behaviour, job performance, organizational team performance and some wider, societal effects – in measuring training interventions with regard to the alterations to learning, transfer and organizational impact. The model was tested with data obtained from 190 middle managers employed by a large banking organization in Greece and the results suggest that there is considerable consistency in the evaluation framework specified. The paper discusses these results and draws conclusions about their practical implications. The study's limitations are considered and some future research needs identified.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > International Management and Innovation
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