Presenter(s): Hope Freeman
Title: Communication Historiography within Training and Development Programs
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Dean Farmer , Communication Studies
This study uses a historiography of communication training to evaluate the status of a major North American truck manufacturer’s training and development practices and how employee socialization and workplace culture were affected. Related literature was referenced to examine trends expected to grow within the training industry. The analysis of training tools and related development practices at the truck manufacturer is used to illustrate how historical trends are fulfilled in modern training programs, as well as identify new areas of growth for the industry. The impact that those practices have on workplace culture and employee socialization are further detailed.