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Line Managers’ Opinion on the Outcome of Management Development Programs of Ready-Made Garments Industries in Bangladesh (Published)

Management Development Program (MDP) is an effective educational intervention to facilitate learning opportunities for the management employees aiming to ensure continued organizational development. This study endeavored to assess the intended outcome of MDP conducted at Ready-made Garments (RMG) industries located inside the export processing zone of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The opinions of 56 senior line managers of five reputed RMGs were collected through a questionnaire survey. The findings of the study were shared with a six-member expert panel for validation of the responses. Results of the first study projects the absolute success of MDP in the area of organizational development. However, the RMG industries should make improvement in the area of management skill development particularly developing leadership skills. Management development is still a less utilized concept in most of the RMGs of Bangladesh. The results of this study may encourage the application of MDP that could be beneficial in overall organizational performance improvement.  


Keywords: Leadership, management development program, management skills and line managers, organizational development, ready-made garments