International Journal of Instructional Cases (IJIC)


Workforce Development in SMEs: A Case from the Kingdom of Bahrain

La`aleh Al-A`ali
Arab Open University, Bahrain


Workforce development assumes a pivotal position in augmenting an organization's strategic framework, leadership dynamics, human resource reservoir, cultural milieu, and systemic competencies. It harnesses the potential of human capital to elevate the performance of the organization. Consequently, enterprises are compelled to embark on a thorough and methodical planning process geared towards the cultivation of their workforce, encompassing the fulfilment of imminent personnel necessities as well as the anticipation of prospective talent requisites. This study explores the ramifications of workforce development on both organizational entities and external stakeholders, shedding light on the advantages it brings. The research primarily concentrates on small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, examining how workforce development influences these specific organizational structures.