Human Resource Management
Question 1 (3 pages)
Organizations are increasingly dependent for their success on the strategies they adopt for managing their human, social/relational and structural/organizational resources.
Describe how the HR function within organizations can support the management of these intellectual resources both independently and in concert with other management functions. Provide examples from actual or hypothetical organizations.
Question 2 (3 pages)
Optimizing internal alignment or fit between an organization’s human capital, work contracts and HR practices has been identified as important for organizational effectiveness.
Using examples from actual or hypothetical organizations discuss strategies that can be used to maintain fit while allowing flexibility to cope with sudden changes in the organization’s environment. What tradeoffs do organizations have to make to achieve flexible fit?