HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
This Unit deals with Human Resources Development as a positive method to upgrade the employees abilities and capabilities enabling them to work towards the achievement of set goals and objectives. HRD philosophy is to respect and value human beings as the prime and invaluable contributors to higher productivity and quality of products and services. This can be achieved through strategic and operational planning and includes mechanisms, instruments and systems. The HRD process translates the plans and the means of applying different techniques and strategies into practice: A number of aspects like performance appraisal, training, team work, organisational culture, and self-renewal systems are discussed in detail in this Unit. This would help proper application of HRD programmes.
HRD is also relevant to the organisation and management of Indian libraries and information units, irrespective of size. It, however, needs a positive approach based on the faith that these processes would benefit them in their immediate and future growth and development.