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Auditing HRD Culture


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1 New Delhi Institution of Management, Okhla, New Delhi-110020, India
 

"Culture is the soul of the organization that holds it together and gives it life force" (Henry Mintzberg)

Culture is the personality of an organization. Therefore, culture governs much of how people think, act, interact with each other, and do their work. In organizations, the prevailing culture acts as a catalyst in revolutionizing the emotional competence and motivational levels among employees. It is extremely powerful in determining the present and future success and the direction of any organization.

An HRD Audit is like an annual health check-up, it plays a vital role in instilling a sense of confidence in the management of HR functions of an organization. In terms of T.V.Rao "HRD audit is a comprehensive evaluation of the existing human resource development strategies, structure, systems, styles and skills in accordance with both short-term and long-term business plans of the organization. This evaluation helps the organization to have a clear understanding of the lacunae and than align the HR processes with Business goals"

The article highlights the basic elements of HRD culture. It focuses on the importance of audit of HRD culture, and and then attempts to throw some light on methods of improvements expected when organizations take initiative in Auditing HRD Culture.


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HRD Culture, Evaluations, Interventions, Business Plan.
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Parveen Kaur
New Delhi Institution of Management, Okhla, New Delhi-110020, India

Abstract


"Culture is the soul of the organization that holds it together and gives it life force" (Henry Mintzberg)

Culture is the personality of an organization. Therefore, culture governs much of how people think, act, interact with each other, and do their work. In organizations, the prevailing culture acts as a catalyst in revolutionizing the emotional competence and motivational levels among employees. It is extremely powerful in determining the present and future success and the direction of any organization.

An HRD Audit is like an annual health check-up, it plays a vital role in instilling a sense of confidence in the management of HR functions of an organization. In terms of T.V.Rao "HRD audit is a comprehensive evaluation of the existing human resource development strategies, structure, systems, styles and skills in accordance with both short-term and long-term business plans of the organization. This evaluation helps the organization to have a clear understanding of the lacunae and than align the HR processes with Business goals"

The article highlights the basic elements of HRD culture. It focuses on the importance of audit of HRD culture, and and then attempts to throw some light on methods of improvements expected when organizations take initiative in Auditing HRD Culture.


Keywords


HRD Culture, Evaluations, Interventions, Business Plan.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.20968/rpm%2F2011%2Fv9%2Fi1%2F100385