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Training Instruments in HRD and OD is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.
Part IV: The Role
Role is the position one occupies in a social system. It is defined by the functions one performs in response to the expectations of the significant members of a social system and one's own expectations from that position or office.
Role and office (or position) are two separate concepts, although two sides of the same coin. According to Katz and Kahn (1966), ‘Office is essentially a relational concept, defining each position in terms of its relationships to others and to the system as a whole.’ While office is a relational and power-related concept, role is an obligational concept.
A role is not defined without the expectations of the role senders, including the role occupant. The position of a personnel manager may be created ...