Human resource development by means of personal development plan in project-based organizations

Document Type : Research Paper



Most researches in the felid of human resource development by means of personal development plan has focused on education and health industries. The aim of this research is to explain human resource development process in order to gain a better understanding and identifying factors affecting this process in project- based organizations. To this end, by adopting grounded theory methodology, Data was gathered through open and in depth interviews from 12 person of HR department of Nasbniroo company based on the notion of theoretical sampling and then was rigorously analyzed. Findings show’s that varying individual, group and organizational factors such as development seeking, competition for progress, receiving performance feedback and compulsory development cause individuals and organizations to embark on developing personal competencies. Furthermore, personal development plan is an effective tool for coordinating developmental efforts and can result in desirable outcomes such as enhanced employability and improved individual and organizational performance, as well as undesirable outcomes such as justice-seeking conflicts.


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