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Human potential management: time to move beyond the concept of human resource management?

Human potential management: time to move beyond the concept of human resource management? Presents the concept of human potential management (HPM) and argues that the old concept of human resource management (HRM) should be replaced by HPM. Argues that treating human beings as a resource to be used, utilized or manipulated like any other resource is demeaning. Further, with the increasing number of highly skilled knowledge workers, resentment of the word “resource” is likely to increase, since knowledge workers are inclined to be hostile to manipulation. They would prefer the organization to enable them to fulfil their true potential and, in so doing, help the organization to achieve its objectives. Also presents a definition of HPM and highlights the features which differentiate it from HRM. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of European Industrial Training Emerald Publishing

Human potential management: time to move beyond the concept of human resource management?

Journal of European Industrial Training , Volume 21 (5): 5 – Jul 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0309-0590
DOI
10.1108/03090599710171431
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Abstract

Presents the concept of human potential management (HPM) and argues that the old concept of human resource management (HRM) should be replaced by HPM. Argues that treating human beings as a resource to be used, utilized or manipulated like any other resource is demeaning. Further, with the increasing number of highly skilled knowledge workers, resentment of the word “resource” is likely to increase, since knowledge workers are inclined to be hostile to manipulation. They would prefer the organization to enable them to fulfil their true potential and, in so doing, help the organization to achieve its objectives. Also presents a definition of HPM and highlights the features which differentiate it from HRM.

Journal

Journal of European Industrial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1997

Keywords: Competences; Human resource development; Human resource management; Knowledge workers; Motivation

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