People Are Our Most Important Asset -- But: Encouraging Employee Development
Indiana University Graduate School of Business/Elsevier B.V.
If employee development is really important to organizations, then managers should be appraised on how good a job they're doing when it comes to encouraging their subordinates. Yet in a survey of high-tech firms in the Silicon Valley, less than half explicitly identified development of subordinates as a managerial responsibility.
Posner, B. Z., Hall, J. L., & Harder, J. W. (1986). “People are our most important resource, but”: Encouraging employee development. Business Horizons, 29(5), 52–54. http://doi.org/10.1016/0007-6813(86)90052-2