Building Effective Critical Control Capability: 70-20-10

Part of our 5-Part Series on Critical Control Management (CCM) outlines options for building capability beyond formal training. 

In industries that involve hazardous operations or high-risk activities, critical control management plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of employees and the environment. The 70-20-10 rule, originally proposed as a model for learning and development, can also be effectively applied to enhance critical control capability.

Emphasizing the value of practical application, 70% of development is dedicated to on-the-job experience. By immersing themselves in real-life scenarios, individuals gain firsthand experience and develop the necessary skills to handle critical control management effectively. 

Complementing on-the-job experience, 20% of growth is facilitated through coaching or informal training. Expert mentors provide personalized guidance, sharing their wisdom and helping individuals refine their techniques. 

While practical experience and coaching lay a strong foundation, formal training plays a vital role in rounding out their capabilities. Accounting for 10% of development, formal training equips professionals with theoretical knowledge, industry best practices, and a broader understanding of critical control management principles. 

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