Peter Honey and Alan Mumford (1982) came up with their popular classification of four learning styles known as Honey and Mumford’s Learning Style that can be explained in the following manner:
a) Activists (Do)
b) Reflectors (Review)
c) Theorists (Coclude)
d) Pragmatists (Plan)
For a company to have effective training schemes in place, the training department should take the learning styles of each individual into account.
If the learner is activist, as described by Honey and Mumford learning style, he/she prefers a real life experiences rather than going through long and boring sessions of training in the class or reading long pages to understand.
Therefore, the Human Resource Department responsible for recruiting and training people, should identify the learning styles of each individual when recruiting, and then prepare different sets of training sessions for employees based on their learning styles.