If the fundamental learning unit of any learning organization is the individual, and competitive advantage is a function of the collective learning potential of individual workers within an organization (Wang & Ahmed, 2003), then it stands to reason that skilled workers engaged in continuous learning via PD are valuable organizational assets. To what end, then, can organizations go to keep these valuable assets, thereby maintaining competitiveness and protecting their interests? Whatever it is, it aint this:
It's one thing to read theory about the tension between AL and their respective organizations, but to see organizations actually engaging in behavior that is antagonistic to their AL, in real life, is something else. I, for one, am glad to see that our legal system views workers through a humanistic lens.