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Designing Learning and Development for Return on Investment by Carrie Foster

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CHAPTER 2

The Growth of Strategic Learning and Development

The world is changing fast, and organizations are no longer content to allow functions to amble along without demonstrating that they are adding something to the strategic direction of the organization. The learning and development function must provide a strategic response to match the learning and development activities with the organizational environment. Taking into account the full scope of the function’s activities, the learning practitioner must ensure that the structure of the function, its practices, and procedures contribute to the achievement of the organization’s goals. Strategic management is a discipline, which focuses on the long-term continuity of the organization. This ...

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