Ancient Greece?Written by Geoff Cook, IAPPD Late President

You must have heard those middle-aged complaints about teenagers staying out late, partying, drinking, indulging in inappropriate behaviors, nodding your head and agreeing that things are in a sorry state –  only to be told that these remarks were made by an ancient Greek all those years ago. Here’s another one:

“It has been suggested that the successful implementation of Human Resource Management policies and practices depends on the development of a ‘new manager’ who is willing and able to identify and facilitate the acquisition of appropriate attitudes, competencies and skills required to produce a new self disciplined workforce organized around the concept of team working.”

Well, yes, we know it would make sense. But, when we find that this comment is attributed to Ezzamel et al, published in 1995, we have to wonder what has happened in the last 20 years to prevent this from happening.
Lots of scope for people and performance development, then?

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The late Geoff Cook
Founder, IAPPD Global