Why does corporate training end with an assessment? A corporate training has to be effective. This means whoever attended the training is able to perform his/her job in a better way than before. But how do you measure the effectiveness? Believe me, I have been asked to measure the effectiveness of the training after my team members attended one. That was a nightmare. Measuring effectiveness is possible only if you have sufficient data prior to the training. Then again, who records these data? Most of the training are announced giving no time to build these data by monitoring the soon-to-be-trained at close quarters.
Anyways, I attended a corporate training last week. Predictably, it ended with an assessment. When the results came out, my team member has a higher score than me. He has been worried since. The source of worry is not reporting to a less intelligent person. Now with the high score, he is worried of being assigned the full responsibility wherever the newly trained skill set is required! After all, he is more capable than me.