HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & OCTAPACE CULTURE
There is a tremendous change in corporate sector due to the liberalisation of the Indian economy. The fast & continuous changes in the business environment have necessitated the adoption of human resource development concept in order to cope up with the changes like increasing size of the workforce, technological advances, management of human resources and so on. In every organisation, an employee seeks for his/her personal growth within a good working culture and environment. As a result, HRD and its culture are becoming an essential in the working culture these days.
Organisations need to upgrade their working climate & methods, technical and managerial skills, work norms and employee motivation in order to develop capabilities of each individual in relation to his/her present and future roles, to built the sense of team spirit, team work and inter-team collaboration and the dynamic relationship between each employee and employer as well as to maintain high motivation level of employees. Organisational climate is viewed as an important tool for motivating a well as developing the employees working in an organisation.
HRD CLIMATE IN AN ORGANISATION
In any organisation, there is an expectation of an employee about having a good working environment which is conducive to his/her professional growth so,management & workforce is responsible for developing work environment and organisational policies, practices and conditions which are helpful in creating a developmental climate in an organisation. Thus HRD climate is necessary to create a good working place in order to motivate the employees for better performance and to create an opportunity for growth and success.
HRD climate contributes to the organisation's overall self-renewing capabilities, which in return increase the capabilities of individuals, teams and organisation as a whole. organisational culture is the pattern of beliefs, attitude, knowledge and customs that exist within an organisation. The prevailing HRD Culture of an organisation can be measured by analysing certain factors which produce the way employees of a company are handled and encouraged in the organisation. Thus, the culture pertaining to how the employees are encouraged to develop and take initiative is brought out through OCTAPACE Culture of an organisation.
HRD CLIMATE & OCTAPACE CULTURE
OCTAPACE is described as following :
"O" stands for Openness :
"C" stands for Confrontation :
"T" stands for Trust :
"A" stands for Autonomy :Autonomy means independence or freedom. people can work more effectively in a free atmosphere. Freedom to do a thing in the way one wants or tends to act as a morale booster. every individual possess an own way of doing things better. It is the job of the HR Manager to ensure the encouragement while aspiring for the achievement of objectives.
"P" stands for Pro- Activity :A tendency to think ahead of the problem is known as pro-activity. An organisation's top management should be capable of forecasting, predicting, projecting, anticipating things well in advance and plan accordingly.
"A" stands for Authenticity :
"C" stands for Collaboration :
Collaboration stands for teamwork, participation, co-operation, association. Basically, it means to work together. It imply's on individuals working together as a team in an organisation, sharing their skills and information with the rest of employees and vice versa. People find ways of being more helpful to each other and share feelings & skills,thereby achieving objectives with less time and cost.
"E" stands for Experimentation :
In order to grow an organisation as a whole, an OCTAPACE Climate is essential...