The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas.
Well structured and expertly written, The Aesthetic Challenges of Human Resource Development is undoubtedly a valuable reference for students of human resource management, business and management, and aesthetics.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations. Foreword Part I: Connections 1. Pretty Smart: Aesthetics and HRD 2. Making It Up: Constructing Creativity 3. Valuing Aesthetics 4. The Illusion of Potential: Imaginative Truth 5. Caring About Beauty Part II: Concepts 6. Artful HRD: Pleasure for Pleasure 7. Arts-Based HRD 8. Beyond Artfulness: Expressing Human Vitality Part III: Challenges 9. Developing Strategies for Creativity 10. Creative Industries 11. Taking it Seriously: Subverting Double Standards 12. Ending the Silence Aesthetically. Notes. References. Index