The Role of Human Resource Development as a Change Agent
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 214-221
Received: Jul. 30, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 6, 2015; Published: Aug. 13, 2015
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Teresia Njoki Muchira, School of Business,Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya
Kellen Kiambati, School of Business,Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya
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For businesses to maintain their position in the market place or gain competitive advantage they need to change constantly. Change helps improve and increase productivity which ultimately increases sales of an enterprise. The growing global competition and the rate of technological advancement foresee a continuing need for change. An organization will require the services of a change agent to assist in in its effort to change successfully. This study examines the role of Human Resource Development (HRD) as a change agent in several areas such as organizational change management, different roles played by the change management, skills and competencies for HRD change agents, the models of change used by the change agents to facilitate change and conclusion. The study ends with recommendations for further research
Keywords
Human Resource Development, Change Agents, Change Management, Competencies
To cite this article
Teresia Njoki Muchira, Kellen Kiambati, The Role of Human Resource Development as a Change Agent, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2015, pp. 214-221. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150405.15
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