Training and Development Management
Training and development relate to the process through which information, skills and abilities required to perform a given activity or task are obtained or transferred in an organization. It upgrades or improves an individual’s ability to perform tasks efficiently and effectively in an organization (Aguinis & Kraiger, 2009). For instance, training and development can be directed to managers to ensure that they acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain competency to manage change in an organization.
The essence of the process of training and development in organizations relates to the dynamic nature of the business world. According to Nischithaa and Rao (2014), there is the need to meet the ever-changing requirements of business such as meeting customer needs at a given moment. It, therefore, focuses on preparing employees to effectively carry out tasks that improve the business horizon and offers customers with the best products or services. Through a comprehensive training and development program, an organization can meet its goals and create a competitive edge. It has also been noted that the programs help in reducing staff turnover and boosts motivation among the employees. Overall, training and development contributes to increased productivity and improves the quality of work in an organization.
In reference to the extensive research that had been carried out regarding the challenges faced by organizations, Human Resource Managers have observed that training and development programs can help to overcome them (Niazi, 2011). However, for the process to be effective, an organization has to ensure that it chooses the right type of training and developing for its employees. The right approach to training and development in the current world involves incorporating innovation and reinvention to keep up or stay ahead of the competition in business. An organization should prioritize on training and development as it is associated with various benefits. It must be a part of its business goals and organizational performance.
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Niazi, B. R. A. S. (2011). Training and development strategy and its role in organizational performance. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 1(2), 42-57.
Nischithaa, P., & Rao, M. L. N. (2014). The importance of training and development programmes in hotel industry. International Journal of Business and Administration Research Review, 1(5), 50-56.