Personeelontwikkeling as instrument ter bevordering van organisasiedoeltreffendheid aan technikons in die RSA
Strauss, Andrew Eugene
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The purpose of this research is to: - determine the relation between personnel development and organizational effectiveness; - determine the manner in which personnel development is presently being applied at technikons in the RSA; - provide guidelines according to which personnel development should be taking place at technikons in the RSA in order to improve organizational effectiveness. A literature study was undertaken to determine the relation between personnel development and organizational effectiveness. An empirical investigation involving 14 technikons in the RSA was conducted to determine the ways in which personnel development is presently being carried out at technikons in the RSA. Some of the most important conclusions which were reached from the literature study and the empirical investigation are the following: - Personnel development can be regarded as one of the most important aspects within any organization to promote organizational effectiveness. - Organizational effectiveness can only be achieved if the career objectives of the individual match and complement those of the organization. - The implementation of programmes and methods such as a career development programme, assessment centres, mentoring, quality control circles, induction programmes and metacognition can make a positive contribution to organizational effectiveness. - A healthy organizational climate including effective communication, plays an important role in promoting personnel development and improving organizational effectiveness. The following are a few of the most important recommendations arising from the investigation: - Personnel development programmes should be offered on a continuing basis at technikons. - Career development programmes aimed at the individual should be introduced at technikons. - The technikon leader corps should receive training in the different facets of personnel development. - Open communication channels within technikons as organizations should be promoted. - Technikon personnel should be prepared to adapt to changing objectives. - The introduction of career development programmes, assessment centres, induction programmes, mentoring, quality control circles, and metacognition must be seriously considered as methods of personnel development to promote organizational effectiveness at technikons in the RSA.
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