Abstract: This research is a conceptual study of training and development in an organization in general and a discussion of strategic innovations and standards developed for the purpose of individual as well as organizational learning, in particular. For instance, training that used to be an operational requirement and administrative necessity has now grown into a massive Learning and Development (L&D) strategy in large corporate organizations, necessitating employing a Learning Management System (LMS) in order to run and monitor the training support packages across the organizational verticals. Various questions shall be raised in this research; for instance what changes can be seen in learning strategies after learning, replaced training in the corporate lexicon? How are learning activities designed, delivered and monitored across all verticals? To what extent learning strategies in organizations are aligned with business and HR strategies? Evidences will be drawn from survey reports, case studies and the relevant literature on the strategic alignment of learning. References shall be cited from these studies that will justify why organizations must align the learning function to their business strategies.
Mohammed Ilyas, Kadzrina Abdul Kadir and Zurina Adnan, 2017. Training and Development in Organizations: Strategic Innovations and Applications. International Business Management, 11: 370-374.