Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2020

Publication Source

International Journal of Training and Development

Abstract

Organizations interested in raising their performance and results spend large sums of money on training their employees, but unless the resultant learning is transferred to the work situation, that investment will not yield a return. This study's initial premise is that national cultures may play a part in the transfer process. The study’s purpose is to identify national cultural factors which may influence training and learning transfer. Leadership trainings among school leaders in Ghana and Burkina Faso, West Africa were observed and recorded using Hofstede, Hofstede, and Minkov’s (2010) Six Cultural Dimensions model as a framework of analysis. Some cultural factors, which may have influenced transfer, are identified and the author provides a practical checklist that training organizers can use to ensure they account for cultural factors before, during, and after training.

ISBN/ISSN

1360-3736

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

The document available for download is the author's accepted manuscript, provided in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file. To view the version of record, see the article on the publisher's website.

Publisher

Wiley

Volume

24

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes

Embargoed until Saturday, September 10, 2022


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