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Developing Employees by Harvard Business School Press

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Although an organization’s employee development program usually originates in the human resource department, the success of the program hinges on how well managers throughout the company execute the program. Unfortunately, many managers fail to adequately address their employees’ developmental needs. Let’s look at why this happens and what negative consequences arise from it, and then explore ideas for how you can avoid this all-too-common mistake.

Why some managers neglect employee development

Managers often feel that they don’t have the time to invest in developing their direct reports. In light of their busy schedules, they believe ...

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