COVID-19 created an unprecedented global health crisis and caused a rapid, global economic meltdown. Organizations of all sizes are scrambling to salvage workforces and adopting policies to protect employees from the virus. Talent development practices face new challenges as the world reckons with our altered COVID-19 pandemic reality. Organization leaders must think creatively to design the employment practices of the future. In this article, we consider how changes in work environments affect employees and organization performance, examine how recruitment, training, onboarding, and developing talent present complex challenges that must be addressed for sustainability, and consider how talent development principles can enhance OD practices. Finally, we offer perspectives on employing OD principles and practices to facilitate workforce changes to maximize productivity and performance.
Rogers, Brandon Q.; O'Brien, Kelly I.; Harkins, David L.; Mitchell, Thomas G.; and O'Neil, Deborah A., "COVID-19 and OD: Unplanned Disruption and the Opportunity for Planned Talent Development" (2021). Graduate Student Publications. 10.
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