ERIC Number: ED233173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Human Resources--through Learning.
Human resources, together with physical and financial resources, are the three most important means of success available to the manager of an organization. The human resource is the most crucial element for achieving productivity, but it is also the most difficult to manipulate. Alienation in the workplace is one cause of low productivity. Factors that can reduce alienation include smaller work sites, cafeteria benefits, provisions for employee selection of benefits, and career pathing. Within the field of human resource development are three activity areas: training, education, and development. Learning to improve performance on the present job (training) has an immediate and direct relationship to productivity. Learning to prepare for a future job (education) has an effect on future productivity. Training and education are effective if the human resource development personnel, management, workers, and union members are all involved. Learning that is not job related (development) has little or no direct effect on current or future productivity. Development can lessen some of the alienation by communicating the organization's concern for the employee and the quality of his/her work life. Development also keeps workers in a constant state of learning readiness. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the National Productivity Congress, sponsored by the National Productivity Board (Singapore).