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It has been said that Human Resources (HR), Training and Development (T&D), and Process Improvement (PI) professionals need to transition away from being tactical specialist and move toward strategic generalist. Firstly, what do each of the professions do and how they are interrelated? Secondly, why is it that people state the professionals should move from tactical approaches to strategic generalist? How would this new approach benefit the professions?

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HR would be common to us in meaning, and is an acronym for human resources. T&D typically stands for training and development, and PI means process improvement. Companies have been separating training and development and using them based on their original, literal meaning. We saw a period of years recently where the two had erroneously become combined in meaning. When we talk about training, we're referring to the training of new employees or to the training of employees for positions to which they have been promoted to. When we talk about development, we are referring to an ongoing process that employees go through, which furthers their training from the literal "training" that they experienced ...

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It has been said that Human Resources (HR), Training and Development (T&D), and Process Improvement (PI) professionals need to transition away from being tactical specialist and move toward strategic generalist. Firstly, what do each of the professions do and how they are interrelated? Secondly, why is it that people state the professionals should move from tactical approaches to strategic generalist? How would this new approach benefit the professions?

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