Human resource development (HRD) has become a critical part of the success of many organizations. HRD professionals can use this text to examine their strategies, develop their skills as performance consultants, improve the perceptions of HRD within the
organization, improve performance results, and improve client relationships. Other improvement goals discussed include linking HRD interventions to the organization's objectives, creating a transfer of learning strategy, and developing performance management systems. Here is a resource for those responsible for improving organization performance. It is a primary text for university courses examining the critical issues facing the HRD profession.