When it comes to first days in a new job, one of the thing that comes to mind is training. Different types, in a more or less structured way aiming to attain a goal; technical proficiency, team building or process explanations are probably most common parts of onboarding systems. There are other organizations that instead of going on setting up structured training sessions, they plan their onboarding with training on the job through the support of colleagues. In this post, I’d like to underline an aspect that many times is forgotten; clearly I do not mean that what said before it is not true; but there is something more than that, clearly a common element for structured and unstructured training programs: your boss’ support . Your boss has to be considered as partner of the training process, because having effective training is fundamental for yourself in terms of goals achievement but also for your boss’ ones. That’s why support of your boss is fundamental to translate what you learnt in something specific and concrete. Learning is process that usually is built in protected environments (i.e. lectures, offsite events ), but clearly you have to apply what learnt in real work. Without your boss support it is impossible to apply a learning from errors practice.
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My name is Luca. I studied Organization and Human Resources at University of Milan for my Bachelor degree (2006-2009). In December 2009 I started a master track in Cognitive Science and Decision Making at University of Milan,finished in December 2011. In 2010 I was selected to join a Double Degree program between my university and Maastricht University. So, I attended the master track in Work and Organizational Psychology (Sep 2010-Aug 2011). Working as HR Professional About me? I love people and most of the times they love me. It could seem a narcissistic sentence, but in my opinion it is not. I’m ready to do everything for the people who I love. It is also true with respect of my passions and duties; in fact I work hard to achieve my goals; I don’t give up till I have achieved it.Most of the times people are more enthusiastic than me about my achievements. View all posts by Luca