The objective of the TWI program was the rapid development of new talented staff in order to achieve an increase in productivity, quality and occupational safety. This program includes the development of three managerial skills, which are necessary in the work of leaders and experienced employees:
- the ability to instruct employees,
- the ability to improve working methods (kaizen),
- the ability to build good relations with employees (sometimes described as the ability of leadership.
The TWI program was designed for experienced employees, and not to new employees. The assumption of the program was that every experienced employee (leader, manager) possesses knowledge about the work and scope of responsibilities, which is gained through practice for years. In contrast, the three key management skills must be developed. This program provides ready-made tools which support the management of employees by their superiors.