Sanjay Nagpal is a new recruit from a reputed management institute. He is recruited as a sales trainee in a sales office of a large computer hardware firm located in Chennai. Raghvan is the zonal sales manager responsible for overseeing the work of sales officer, field executives and trainee salesmen numbering over 50 of three areas namely Chennai, Bangalore, and Trivandrum. The sales growth of the products in his area was highly satisfactory owing to the developmental initiatives taken by respective State Governments in spreading computer education. Raghvan had collected several sales reports, catalogues and pamphlets detailing the types of office equipment sold by the company for Sanjay’s reference. After short chat with Sanjay, Raghvan assisted him to his assigned desk and provided him with the material collected. Thereafter Raghvan excused himself and did not return. Meanwhile, Sanjay scanned through the material given to him till 5:00pm before leaving office.
Questions 1. What do you think about Raghavan’s training program?
2. What method of training would have been best under the circumstances? Would you consider OJT, simulation or experiential methods?