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As well as adopting a critical reflection on the work and methodologies of others, it is also perhaps time to take the opportunity for self-reflection and consider to what extent our work is reflexive. Some argue that good research and researchers are critical, even if the ‘label’ is not used. However, a further question might challenge the extent to which more ‘critical’ knowledge actually pervades organizational practices. ’ The investigative perspective focuses on uncovering what others take for granted, and dealing with issues of human concern that are often neglected because they are suppressed and excluded from the agenda (Burrell, 2001: 15).
Although not all people or organizations behave irresponsibly or unethically, it seems we have come to the point where we must act in order to save the profession of HRD from being swept up in this morass of hatred, destruction and injustice. In an attempt to offset this deterioration, within just the past decade and for a handful of HRD scholars and practitioners including myself (Hatcher, 2002), ethics has begun to play a budding role in helping to develop the profession, creating normative standards for professional conduct and providing moral guidance for research and scholarship.
It is useful to start with a straightforward dictionary definition. view=uk) provides six definitions of the word ‘critical’: critical adjective 1 expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgements. 2 expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work. 3 having a decisive importance in the success or failure of something; crucial. 4 extremely ill and at risk of death. 5 Mathematics & Physics relating to a point of transition from one state to another.