The development function is generally responsible for all staff training and development initiatives. This can encompass initial training and orientation for new employees as well as continuing education and career mapping for more seasoned employees. The development team’s main objective is to ensure employees of the organization have the skills required for performing their work in an efficient manner. They also want to make sure employees are set up for success and advancement so succession transitions are smooth and seamless. In addition, development plays a huge role in employee satisfaction and retention making this function very important to broader organizational goals.