Learning & Development - An Investment towards building strong organizations
Dr Himani Sheth
Over the past decade, the global workforce has been continually evolving because of a number of factors. An increasingly competitive business landscape, rising complexity, and the digital revolution are reshaping the mix of employees. Meanwhile, persistent uncertainty, a multigenerational workforce, and a shorter shelf life for knowledge have placed a premium on reskilling and upskilling. All of these trends have elevated the importance of the learning-and-development (L&D) function. L&D function is adapting to meet the changing needs of organizations, as well as the growing levels of investment in professional development. (Brassey, Christensen, & Dam, 2019). Unfortunately, many organizations struggle to demonstrate a return on their L&D investments. One of the major reasons for this, is the gap between the learning needs of the employees and the design and conduct of L& D programs. The people responsible for bridging this gap are the L & D professionals working in HR departments. The L & D professionals already in the work force and the L & D professionals in making (management students) need to be very thorough on the linkage between the need of the employee and the program he/she is undergoing. If the same clicks right, then the impact of L & D program will definitely be positive and the investments in these programs will yield the desired returns. Management education need to be integrated, targeted and customized with an aim to remove the gap that exist between industry requirements and academic curriculum focusing on corporate awareness, grooming, attitude and developing managerial skills. Thus the paper aims to document the workshop conducted at School of Management Studies, LJ University with an objective to provide experiential learning and practical exposure to students there by enabling them to apply theory to practice and gain knowledge about designing, conducting and evaluating L & D programs and developing skills towards gaining maximum returns on L & D investment leading to strengthening their employability in L & D function in the corporate world. In all 35 management students of Semester 4 – HR specialization had participated for the workshop. An external expert with 21 years of corporate e
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2

Page(s): 206 - 214
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