oa Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal - Enriching the professional training of the workers: balancing professional skills and attitudes

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1729-1070



As is so often the case with a number of training programs for the workforce, training of extension workers is usually done to address unsatisfactory performance or issues of low productivity. However, a well documented argument is that training is not a panacea to all productivity-related problems. This paper argues that training that emphasizes technical skills and neglects relevant attitudinal orientations can be detrimental to the very productivity it intends to improve. It critiques the too common belief of a one-shot technical training as a cure for low performance.

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