Problems of personnel management and training in public organizations and private firms in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)By Donald Nylen, Ph.D., Consultant, The Middle East and African division of the Ford foundation's overseas development program;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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These difficulties reflect the sharp contrast between attitudes, practices, forms and the expectations of individuals in traditional African societies with those of the organizations which have been brought from elsewhere or have developed within African-societies during the: present century. The problems are rooted in psycho-social realities which are normally given, little consideration and are seldom taken into account in discussions on training. These realities cannot, however, be ignored if an organizations whether public, or private, is to function well Furthermore they call for a major revision in the attitude, toward training and training practices. This, will, become more apparent if; we examine some of the, characteristics of organizations in Africa and the difficulties which confront management.