Human Resource Development: Perspectives, Roles and Practice Choices
The work of HRD has become very complex. The fast pace of change makes it more urgent than ever for HRD to add value to organisations. Managers are now the new HRD practitioners. They must rise to meet new challenges and get results...Part 1 looks at the 'big picture' of HRD - the current international change climate with a particular emphasis on the microeconomic context of Australia. It also addresses the links between HRD and its sibling functions of HRM and IR...Part 2 looks at the key HRD role choices - change agent, analysing needs, designing and developing programs, training, assessing, facilitating, coaching, administering and managing human resources...Part 3 examines current and frequently used practice choices available to professionals working in human relations...Key features.. - The first Australian book to address the theoretical and practical issues of HRD.. - Adopts a choice approach which is new to HRD and enables it to be linked to areas not previously connected in the literature eg. IR, Adult Education, and HRM...This book will be attractive to undergraduate students as well as graduates, practitioners and tertiary staff in TAFE and universities.
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Page 250 - A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
Page 253 - The most important source of satisfaction for this desire is the response we get from the people we are close to, in whom we are interested, and whose approval and support we are eager to have. The face-to-face groups with whom we spend the bulk of our time are, consequently, the most important to us.
Page 18 - I see by little and little more of what is to be done, and how it is to be done, should I ever be able to do it.
Page 121 - Training is a planned process to modify attitude, knowledge or skill behaviour through learning experience to achieve effective performance in an activity or range of activities.
Page 23 - Teleworking is a flexible way of working which covers a wide range of work activities, all of which entail working remotely from an employer, or from a traditional place of work, for a significant proportion of work time.
Page 6 - The death of distance as a determinant of the cost of communications will probably be the single most important economic force shaping society in the first half of the next century.
Page 204 - In this context the precise definition of "scenario" is: a tool for ordering one's perceptions about alternative future environments in which one's decisions might be played out.