Learning & Development in Organisations: Strategy, Evidence and Practice

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9781781194294

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS: STRATEGY, EVIDENCE and PRACTICE provides a comprehensive and thematic overview of the thinking, research evidence and practice of strategic L&D in organisations, to help students of L&D and HRM to acquire a deep understanding of the field and to inform the practice of L&D professionals.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in ORGANISATIONS: STRATEGY, EVIDENCE and PRACTICE provides a comprehensive and thematic overview of the thinking, research evidence and practice of strategic L&D in organisations. It covers both strategic and operational practice dimensions, to help students of L&D and HRM to acquire a deep understanding of the field and to inform the practice of L&D professionals by identifying the best available evidence on L&D practices and by providing them with guidelines for action. It builds on the core operational building blocks of L&D and goes beyond these to take a strategic perspective, emphasising the contribution of L&D to organisational and financial performance and the need to align formal and informal L&D with business objectives. Each chapter incorporates pedagogical features to enable the student or practitioner to apply the concepts to organisational life, link theory to practice and signpost readers to the best available evidence on L&D practices. Specifically: > Succinct and concise explanations of Key Concepts found within the field of L > Critical Reflection exercises that help the reader to engage with key concepts and debates within the field; > A Best Available Evidence to Inform Practice feature to summarise the results of meta-analysis and systematic / integrative reviews in a manner that is accessible to practitioners; > Two Case Studies as examples of application to practice relevant to the chapter's content - and, the end of each chapter, a longer case study with questions that provide an opportunity for classroom-based and practitioner discussion; > Recommended Further Reading to allow the reader to


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