Organizations are managed to meet demands of stakeholders where their goals and objectives are adapted to lead organizations to success. Success of an organization can be quantified by the manner in which it is operated to achieve a competitive edge compared to other organizations in the same business or industry. An organization’s success depends on many factors. The way human resources are developed in any organization is an integral part of an organization’s success or failure.
Human Resource Development
Successful development of human resources is dependent upon how well human resource development (HRD) initiatives are able to lead the organization’s employees towards attaining its goals and objectives. HRD is a practice that combines training, organizational development, and career development efforts to encourage improvement of individual, group, and organizational performance. Its purpose is to enhance employee performance and productivity, which leads to employee and customer satisfaction and an increase in the profitability of the organization.
For better understanding and development of human resources, today’s organizations have incorporated aspects of organizational behavior. Organizational behavior can be defined as a study of behaviors and altitudes of employees or a group of employees with the purpose of understanding different individuals and groups subject to different circumstances. It is a study of human behaviors in relation to the organization geared towards attaining organizational goals and objectives.
Today’s organizations operate in a highly competitive environment. Competition has grown from community to global. This growth has forced organizations to change from their past practices to the modern attributes which can help them become and remain competitive in the marketplace. Examining organizational behavior and its implementation in the organization is one of the ways today’s corporate world ensures organizational goals and objectives are attained as well as maintaining competitive and relevant in the market in which they operate.
In order to be successful, today’s organizations must integrate organizational behavior and HRD. Organizations are dependent upon their employees to obtain the goals of the organization. It is through the employees that organizations can overcome the challenges with which organizations are faced today. Employees have to be motivated as a way of making them increase their productivity which is accomplished through the examination of organizational behavior and implementation of human resource development initiatives.
By Shirley J. Caruso, M.A., Human Resource Development