Human Resource Development: Perspectives, Roles and Practice Choices
A thorough examination of human resources development, this book familiarizes business students, managers, and human resource professionals with strategies for helping people achieve optimum personal and organizational improvement. Drawing on contributions by key HR strategists from around the world, it examines the theoretical models, paradigms, and perspectives from which human resource development might be considered. Included are educational, management, interpersonal, psychological, and other strategies. Various roles of the HR professional -- including change agent, needs analyst, trainer, and facilitator -- are also discussed. Adaptive solutions and popular human resource practices from around the world serve as examples.
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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.