Human resource development, in the organizational context, is a process by which employees are continuously helped in a planned way to acquire all-round capabilities, develop their general enabling capabilities and organizational culture where teamwork and collaboration contribute to the organizational health.
There are many ways to develop human resources and harness their potential for organizational growth. In the past, organizations have used training as the main mechanism and strategy for developing human resources. In the last five years many organizations have started evolving and experimenting with different mechanisms and strategies of developing employees. These include performance appraisals, potential development exercises, performance feedback and counselling systems, career planning and development, OD interventions, role analysis exercises, etc., in addition to training being extended to unionized categories.
The papers presented in this volume are first-hand descriptions of these experiences and experiments. The organizations covered include private and public sectors, multinationals and banks. Only those experiences that are considered new and different have been presented.