Explain the importance and scope of Human Resource Development in an organization?

Essay by Vandana1University, Master'sB-, February 2007

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People are the real assets of an organization. If treated well, they can take organizations to commanding heights. Two plus two could be four or even ten. Human Resource Development (HRD) stresses that human beings have the potential to do things better and hence it is a very positive concept in the human resource management. It is based on the belief that an investment in human beings is necessary and will invariably bring in substantial benefits in the long run. Therefore, HRD is a process in which the employees of an organization are helped/motivated to acquire and develop technical, managerial and behavioral knowledge, skills and abilities, and mould the values, beliefs, attitude necessary to perform present and future roles by realizing highest human potential with a view to contribute positively to the organizational, group, individual and social goals.


According to Prof. TV Rao, HRD is a process by which the employees of an organization are helped in a continuous and planned way to:

1) Acquire or sharpen capabilities required to perform various functions associated with their present or expected future roles

2) Develop their capabilities as individuals and discover and exploit their own inner potential for their own and organizational development.

3) Have an healthy organizational culture in which a relationship between a superior and subordinate , team work , and a correlation between the sub units is strong and contribute to the professional well being of the employees.

In short, HRD aims at helping people to acquire competencies required to perform all their functions effectively and make their organization to do well.

Feature of HRD

HRD is a process by which employees of the organization are helped to help themselves so that they can bring out their true potential and develop their skills and organization. It has...