To read this content please select one of the options below:

Training Venusians or Martians? Earthly explanations for gender differences

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 5 January 2015




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Training courses for workers are a vital part of an organization’s efforts to keep ahead of the game. Gone are the days when people trained for a job and then said “goodbye” to learning for ever. Now continuous training – providing educational opportunities for employees to better understand their role and meet new challenges, particularly those that occur in a dynamic marketplace and as a result of technological advances – ought never to be overlooked or avoided.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



Retraction notice

The Publisher wishes to retract the precis article “Training Venusians or Martians? Earthly explanations for gender differences”, published in Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 29 No. 1, 2015. It has come to the attention of Emerald Publishing that this precis article contains large sections of unattributed text taken from the original research article “Continuous training, job satisfaction and gender: An empirical analysis using German panel data”, by Claudia Burgard, Katja Görlitz, published in Evidence-based HRM: A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2014.

Precis articles are intended to summarise original academic research articles for a different audience, and should not include verbatim passages from the original articles. This error occurred due to a miscommunication in the commissioning process.

To avoid any repeated incidents of this nature, Emerald has fully revised its guidelines and briefed its Commissioning Editors. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal sincerely apologises to the original authors and its readers for this error. The original article can be viewed here: 10.1108/EBHRM-11-2012-0016.


(2015), "Training Venusians or Martians? Earthly explanations for gender differences", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 30-32.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Related articles