The Role of Human Resource Development in Continuous Improvement: Facilitating Learning and Change
Hyland, Paul, Di Milia, Lee, & Becker, Karen L. (2005) The Role of Human Resource Development in Continuous Improvement: Facilitating Learning and Change. In Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Operations Management Conference, 12-14 June, Yeppoon, Australia.
A focus on strategic human resource development (HRD) has been emphasised as a key contributor to ensuring organisational effectiveness and the maximum return from their most important asset; the people in the organisation. It has been argued that effective management and innovative approaches to the development of employees will enable organisations to capture and embed knowledge and skills. Organisations that are seeking not only to survive, but to maximise operational effectiveness in an ever-changing environment, need to ensure that at all levels, the human resource development strategy is aligned with broader strategic imperatives, and that sufficient emphasis is placed on the human resource development function. It is a role of management to ensure that the organisation and its people acquire the competencies and knowledge it needs through education, training and development activities. In manufacturing firms seeking to achieve improved performance through systematic change processes such as continuous improvement (CI), it is important that the human resource development function plays a role in the CI process.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||innovation, HRD, learning, change|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||23 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 13:51|
Repository Staff Only: item control page