4 important components of a management development programme are as given below:

1. Ascertaining development needs:

These needs call for an evaluation of the future growth. This will include the expansion policies of the organisation as well as the competitive situation the organisation is in, as far as the managerial techniques are concerned.

2. An appraisal of present management talent:


This would include a complete and comprehensive file on each manager with his talents, his potential for growth. An objective analysis of his personal traits is also made.

3. Planning of individual development programmes:

Individual attention is paid and each development programme is tailor made to meet the needs of different individuals, keeping in view their differences in their attitudes and behaviour and in their physical, emotional and intellectual qualities.

In general, some comprehensive development programmes are prepared in the form of concentrated brief courses and these courses may be in the field of human relations, creative thinking, time and motion studies, memory training decision making, leadership development etc.


4. Evaluation of development programmes:

The evaluation of the effects of these training programmes is an attempt to obtain feedback on the effects of the training programme and to assess the value of the training in the light of this feedback. This evaluation is helpful because:

(i) It discloses the relevance of the programmes to an organisation’s needs.

(ii) It reveals whether the programmes have contributed to the effectiveness of an organisation.


(iii) It ascertains whether the programmes be continued, modified or placed.