Book review: Learning for Organizational Development
This book offers useful advice easily transferrable to nursing management settings
Learning for Organizational Development: How to Design, Deliver and Evaluate Effective L&D
Eileen Arney | Kogan Page | £34.99 | 288pp | ISBN: 9780749477448
Intended for staff working in learning and development or human resource roles, this book covers developments in technology and social media, and how people use them to access learning opportunities.
Terms used in the book, such as motivation, talent management, increasing performance, mentorship, leadership, self-development, return on investment, succession planning, managing change and matching skills to the needs of the service, will be familiar to those in nursing management roles.
Chapters on coaching and mentoring, for example, are explained in plain English, with salient points highlighted in each chapter. Some of the expert comments are a little too technical, but most make valid points and add to the content.
This book offers useful, practical advice interspersed with theories and models evidencing new ways of working that can be easily transferred to nursing management settings.
Reviewed by Irene Mabbott, practice development co-ordinator (evidence based practice), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust