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ERIC Number: EJ1071256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Human Resource Development to Facilitate Experiential Learning: The Case of Yahoo Japan
Matsuo, Makoto
International Journal of Training and Development, v19 n3 p199-210 Sep 2015
Although work experiences are recognized as important mechanisms for developing leaders in organizations, existing research has focused primarily on work assignments rather than on human resource development (HRD) systems that promote experiential learning of managers. The primary goal of this study was to develop an HRD model for facilitating experiential learning by examining the case of Yahoo Japan, which has transformed its HRD system based on experiential learning theory. The results indicate that Yahoo Japan has promoted experiential learning at the individual level by introducing new HRD systems consisting of four elements: reflection support (one-on-one meeting and coaching training), assignment support (HRD meeting and job rotation), assessment support (360-degree appraisal and one-on-one meeting assessment) and visionary support (a vision and values). Although these elements are closely associated with each other, reflection support plays a key role in the HRD system. The proposed model is discussed from theoretical and practical viewpoints.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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