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ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 5

Clarifying Your Organization’s Readiness

Implementing an organization’s talent development efforts can be one of the most rewarding things you can do as a talent development professional; it can also be one of the most difficult. It is invigorating and fulfilling to experience, measure, and celebrate the results of your efforts, both for your organization (reduced costs, increased market share, improved safety, time savings, and increased engagement) and for employees (new knowledge and skills, enriched job satisfaction, career growth, and pride in accomplishments).

There is a downside, however, depending on where you are starting. If your organization has not put some of the basics in place, it is going to require a huge amount of ...

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