Why humanistic approaches in HRD won't work

McGuire, David and Cross, C and O'Donnell, D (2005) Why humanistic approaches in HRD won't work. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 16 (1). pp. 131-137. ISSN 10448004

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Humanism has long been considered a cherished worldview underpinning human resource development. As such, it occupies a privileged status within the field, and in the main, its central tenets have gone unchallenged, despite massive changes in the economic, sociological, and technological structure of work and society. This article challenges the preeminence of humanism and argues that the rhetoric of humanistic approaches is not matched by organizational actions of compressed career progression pathways, tight budgetary constraints, and a market-driven economic philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The first named author acknowledges the financial support of the Irish American Fulbright Commission.
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009 12:53
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:37
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/269


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