Gung Ho Training in Organization Need Assessment, Development, and Evaluation

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Gung Ho
Training in Organization
Need Assessment, Development, and Evaluation

Peer Shmelzer-Moratin
MGMT 3441
HPU Term 2 2012

Gung Ho is a 1986 Ron Howard comedy film, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe. The film's story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese corporation. While it might seem like just another fun movie to watch on a Friday night, it is actually a great movie with great lesson to teach to those who underestimate the power of training. Training is defined as the systematic acquisition of skills, rules, concepts, or attitudes that result in improved performance in another environment (Goldstein 1). The above movie is great example of how training can lead to much better results and performance.
Irwin Goldstein, a leader in the training field, teams up with Kevin Ford and wrote "Training in Organization” to provide readers with a framework for examining and establishing viable training programs in education, business, and government. Capturing the excitement of training research and systems issues, the author discusses training as it occurs in real organizations. In their book they present different types of training programs and their effectiveness, ways in which training needs to be assessed and evaluated. With today’s technology the concern for utilizing training systems and developing new ones increase. Trainers are struggling with how to work with teams. The movie Gung Ho presents the very same issue of learning how to work in a team under new management.
Gung Ho is a movie about a local auto plant in Hadleyville, Pennsylvania, which supplied most of the town's jobs, and has been closed for nine months. Former Foreman Hunt Stevenson (Michael Keaton) goes to Tokyo to try to convince the Asian Motors Corporation to reopen the plant. The Japanese company agrees, and upon…...

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