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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Study: Training Executives Believe Interpersonal Effectiveness Training Works

Now this is getting scary! From Chief Learning Officer

A research study released reveals business trends in Interpersonal Effectiveness Training (IET). Interpersonal effectiveness is the ability to create productive interactions and maintain positive working relationships. The study of corporate training executives confirms their belief that IET is effective. Most researched companies integrate IET into a broader program such as leadership development and use Social Style, Myers-Briggs or DiSC as a tool for IET training.

Are we that starved for metrics that we need to put up bogus numbers like these?
  • 73 percent of training professionals believe Interpersonal Effectiveness Training works.
  • More than 94 percent confirm the importance of interpersonal skills in building and maintaining co-worker relationships, communicating effectively, managing conflict and retaining valued employees.
Emphasis mine. What about the numbers that show this stuff actually works?

Sorry, I just don't buy it.

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