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Definitions of Hrd

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KAYODE OLANIYAN

Analysis of Nadler (1970) definition of HRD.

CONTENTS
Introduction……………………………………………………………………3 Human Resource Development According to Nadler (1970)…………………3 Series of Organised Activities…………………………………4 Done Within a Specific Time Frame…………………………...4 Behavioural Change……………………………………………5 Analysing Nadler (1970) Definition’s with other Authors……………………..6 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….8 References………………………………………………………………………..9 Bibliography……………………………………………………………………..11 Learning Log for the Past Twelve Months………………………………………12 Developmental Plans for the Next twelve Months………………………………13

INTRODUCTION
The concept of human resource development is seen to have been in existence as far back as 1940s in the early organisation development interventions (Blake, 1995). Over the years, different definitions have been accredited to the term HRD (Human Resource Development), and these definitions were giving based on the perspective, research findings, and the period (years) which the researches were carried out. Human resource development is a field that could not be given a specific or a generally accepted definition, because it is not a phenomenon that could be seen, felt or touched; therefore an attempt to give it definitions by authors, scholars, researchers, tutors or lecturers may vary (Blake, 1995) At some point, human resource development was seen as a professional field, (Gilley and Eggland, 1989), as a body of knowledge (Jacobs, 1990), or even as a field of study and practise (Weinberger, 1998). However, for the purpose of this assignment, the definition of human resource development, as given by Nadler (1970) would be analysed, and it shall be compared with other definitions that has evolved over the years, in order to ascertain if Nadler (1970) definition is still relevant and valid, or otherwise.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACCORDING TO NADLER (1970)
Nadler (1970) sees human resource development as different organized...