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how learning and development adds value to an organisation


Hello, any help will be much appreciated.

I have to put together a literature search and an essay on how learning, development and human capital adds value to an organisation. It has to be a balanced discussion. The bit I'm missing is finding a piece of literature against training etc. I was wondering where I could find anything like it, as I want to supply both sides of the argument. Thanks

4 Responses

  1. Training Conspiracy

    Hi E

    Did you see the post that was done on here today on ‘Training Conspiracy’ by Nigel Harrison and the associated comments thereafter?

    It may help?

  2. training conspiracy

    Yes I have seen that thanks, I’m going to quote it! Thanks again

  3. sort of an answer

    Hi Evie

    I just googled the phrase "training is a waste of time" and got some quite interesting results; nothing overall "strategic" but some examples of specific opinions about certain training being a "bad" thing

    I hope this helps


  4. Training in context

    I have a suggestion of a source and organisation that believes that performance is the first and last place to start regardless of the "solution" one of which may be training. 

    If you look up books by Geary Rummler you will find several useful models of how to manage and improve performance . One of his models that I refer to a lot is one which shows the points in an organisation where learning needs to take place. There are 29 key points of performance where learning needs to happen and only one of these requires training and the main solution.
    I apply this philosophy within my own organisation and many initial requests for training are transformed into other interventions which do not require a trainer or HR. Geary Rummler is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement which has many T&D folks within its membership and you may find many more sources here that provide a more balanced view of training.
    Hope this gives you  a new line of enquiry.  
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