When workers do identical jobs on an assembly line, measuring and assessing worker performance is rather straightforward. How might job appraisals be performed to ensure fairness when a firm employs high-performance work teams, where employees work individually or in pairs on different aspects of a project and then support the integration of the parts into a fully functional whole?
Select a major employer featured in the news during the 12 months for exceptional growth, and that you believe must have experienced human resource issues as a result of such growth. Explain how you would have addressed these issues and why.
An executive at a major firm asserts to you that the growth of global competition and the global marketplace demand diversity in all aspects of the workforce if companies are to remain competitive and profitable. Provide a well-reasoned explanation for this executive’s position.
If a firm has a truly diverse workforce with respect to all of the standard measures of diversity, what barriers might still remain with respect to global marketplace success? What actions can be taken to overcome these barriers?