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Personal Development Planning

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  • Submitted: 14/03/2008
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AS and A Level People & Operations Management

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Personal Development Planning

Personal Development Planning (PDP) is a process which prompts you to focus upon your life and development of it in a purposeful way, enabling you to gain maximum benefit from all the experiences life offers you.

There are many motives to go to university, develop your qualifications, and get a degree and to get a better job. What all these motives have in common is a focus upon development. Most people hope that the opportunity to study further and improve their skills will offer them opportunities and challenges to grow. PDP gets you to think about exactly what you are learning from all the things you do-including academic work, part-time jobs, voluntary work, work experience, leisure activities, responsibilities etc. PDP's can be constructed by organisations to enable them to see what training and development each individual employee needs in order to achieve organisational aims. A good personal development plan can improve employee motivation; it will provide a focus for discussion and interaction between an organisation and employee while devising a strategy for staff training and development. However, conflict may arise if the individual career development aims of employees differ from the aims and

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