The similarities between performance-based HRD and developmental are that they both look to develop a better employee. The differences are what sets these two different views apart. Performance-based HRD looks to train their employees to make them better, in order to increase their bottom line (Kopp, 2014). This type of training is used to turn the employees into moneymaking machines, where they are judged on their performance. On the other hand, developmental HRD looks to develop the individual in a broader spectrum, without putting a bottom line on it (Swanson & Arnold, n.d.). The point of this type of training is to develop the individual as a whole, and make them more rounded all the way around.
I would have to say that the developmental HRD is more effective in my line of work. I work at an archery shop, and I have to specialize in the entire archery industry. I have to keep up with all the newest technologies, as well as be a salesman, a repair guy, a coach, and a counselor. The need to be trained in a very broad way, and to be well rounded is very important. I always have to be able to adapt very quickly to new technology, as well as pay attention to a shift in trends.