Having read about career management and development and management development and their impact on the organization and how HRD (ED) professionals must manage these facets of the business the following questions arise for discussion, consider the four questions that are listed below. In order to participate in a dialogue designed to explore the issues, be sure you respond to the question with your own well-researched answer and at least two of your colleague’s responses for each question. Also, make sure you respond to any questions others may ask of you during this week.
Draw from the instructional materials and your personal as well as professional experiences to answer the Discussion Questions below. In order to participate in a dialogue designed to explore the issues, be sure you respond to at least two of your colleague’s responses for each question. Also, make sure you respond to any questions others may ask of you during this unit. Remember that this is a discussion, so keep your responses succinct and to the point.
Topic 1: Organizational Changes
The flattening of many organizational structures is forcing many individuals and organizations to change their perceptions of what career advancement is all about. What are some of the alternatives to upward movement as career alternatives? What is your opinion of those alternatives in your own career advancement?
Topic 2: Management Education vs. Training
Compare and contrast management education, management training, and on-the –job experiences. How can these be combined in a strategic management development process?
Reading for this week is chapter 12 & 13
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