CHAPTER 18 Human Resource Development Policy and Planning Chapter Outline • Introduction • Policy Analysis and Planning for HRD -- Contributed by Greg G. Wang • Conclusion • Reflection Questions Introduction • The Work of HRD and its Host Organization • Fostering Alignment and Tension Policy Analysis and Planning for HRD -- Contributed by Greg G. Wang • Comparative Framework for HRD • Workforce Planning for Organizations Experiencing Change • Workforce Planning Models • Workforce Planning Models Chapter 18 Reflection Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of policies that promote alignment and those that promote independent thinking? What is a policy, and what is the utility of having policies? Using the "Comparative Study Framework," discuss a hypothetical comparison of HRD in one company as compared to another. Using the "Comparative Study Framework," discuss a hypothetical comparison of HRD in one nation as compared to another. Why should HRD get involved in workforce planning for their host system? What are the threats to doing accurate workforce planning?