Argue HOW the Overall HR Strategy of High-Involvement Management supports the new business strategy and issues within the Productions Department

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Required text book! Armstrong, Michael. (2020). Armstrong’s handbook of  (7th ed.). Kogan Page, Ltd.  ISBN: 978 1 78966 172 9.

Prompt:

WTA #4

Part 1:  Argue HOW the Overall HR Strategy of High-Involvement Management supports the new business strategy and issues within the Productions Department.

Part 2: Select one of the four HR Strategies: 1) Knowledge Management strategy, 2) Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, 3) Organizational Performance Strategy, or 4) Individual Performance Strategy.  Then argue HOW the selected HR strategy aligns with the Overall HR Strategy of High-Involvement Management in support of the strategic directions of Goodride Tires.

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Weekly Topic Assignment #4 Lead-in:

The CEO of Goodride Tires and the company’s (SLT) met to develop a new business strategy.  At this meeting, the CEO provided this guidance to the SLT:

            Profits have dropped 5.8% in the past two years.  Five significant variables contributed to the drop in profits: 1) rivals who developed innovative products, 2) customers’ preference for both quality and selection of tires, 3) performance within the Productions Department, 4) retention of talent, and 5) the company’s image in the community.  We need a new business strategy.  The strategic direction I set for our new business strategy is to improve our company’s performance and develop innovative products that separate us from our rivals.  These innovative products will meet our current and future customer needs.  I also want to improve the image of our company in the community where we live and work.

            The first goal is to improve the management practices and performance within the Productions Department. The Productions Department appears to operate from an authoritarian management stye.  This management style is out-of-date.  Additionally, the Productions Department experiences a 17% turnover rate last year and a 21% turnover rate this year. 

            The first issue to address is a change in management style in the Productions Department and throughout the company; I want to move towards a participatory management style.  A participatory management style aims to engage employees by sharing power and information with employees and develop High-Performance Work Systems (HPWS).  Additionally, managers and supervisors will develop the skillsets to function as job performance coaches.  A participatory management style will build a positive work climate, build involvement, and cultivate and retain talent.  Finally, a participative management style will promote innovation and creativity by employees within the Productions Department.

            The second issue to address is the company’s image in the .  The production of tires produces several chemicals byproducts.  In the past, we have not acted appropriately in how we handled these byproducts.  While we meet EPA requirements, we can do better.  Here again, a participatory management style engages employees in improving how we handle chemical byproducts and how we can become active in the community.

            The CEO turned to the Director of the HRM Department and asked this question: “Director, how will HRM assist this company in addressing the issues I presented?”  The Director of HRM stated, you stated you want performance improvement within the Productions Department.  Additionally, you want managers throughout the company, to shift from an authoritarian management style to a participatorily management style.  You further stated you want managers and supervisors within the Productions Department to function as employee job performance coaches.  The aim of the participatory-coaching management style will be to promote teamwork, employee engagement and cultivate and retain talent.  Additionally, engaged employees will encourage employee innovation and creativity. 

            The Overall HR I suggest for the Productions Department is an Overall HR Strategy of High-Involvement Management.

Requirements/RUBRIC attached below!!

Unacceptable 0.0 Inadequate 1.0 to 7.0 Adequate 8.0 Proficient 9.0 Exceptional  10.0 Pts
WTA Posting Criteria 1.  Content Understanding (the comprehension of the content under discussion)
Student did not present an understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented a partial understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented an adequate understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented a clear understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic. Student presented an exceptional understanding of key concepts or ideas relevant to the topic.  
Response was vague or abstract and the student did not apply key terms.  Response contained several vague or abstract remarks. Student applied few key terms. Response contained some vague or abstract remarks. Student applied some key terms Response contained little vague or abstract remarks. Student correctly applied most key terms Response contained a clear discussion. Student correctly applied all key terms.  
WTA Posting Criteria 2.  Thesis and Argument (the ability to use the content to argue the issues, concepts, and/or theories.)
No stance thesis sentence was used to guide argument. An inadequate stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument. An adequate stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument. A stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument. A clearly crafted stance thesis sentence was used to guide an argument.  
Student’s response lacked critical thinking in the exploration of topics. Student’s response contained little critical thinking. Only a surface exploration of the topics. Student ‘s response contained some critical thinking with some in-depth examination of the topics. Student’s response contained critical thinking with some in-depth exploration of the topics. Student’s response contained critical thinking with an in-depth exploration of the topics.  
Student did not define or explain key terms, concepts, or theories that supported a position argument. Student provided few definitions or explanation of key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument. Student defined or explained some key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument. Student defined or clearly explained most key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument. Student defined or clearly explained all key terms, concepts, and/or theories that supported a position argument.  
Student did not support claims and/or arguments with evidence. Student supported few claims and/or arguments with evidence. Student supported some claims and/or arguments with evidence. Student supported most claims and arguments with evidence. Student supported all claims and arguments with evidence.  
Student did not use any sources to support claims. Student cited the textbook or one outside source to support claims. Student cited the textbook and one outside or two outside sources Student cited the textbook and two outside sources or three outside sources Student cited the textbook and three or more or four or more outside sources  
WTA Posting Criteria 3.  Application of APA Writing Style (7th ed.)
No application of APA writing style. More than four APA errors. three to four APA errors. One to two APA error. No APA errors.  
WTA Writing Criteria 4. Language (English) Conventions and Graduate Level Writing
Response contained numerous syntax errors.  Response contained several syntax errors.  Response contained some syntax errors.  Response contained few syntax errors.  Response contained no syntax errors.  
Response contained over six English convention errors. Response contained five to six English convention errors. Response contained three to four English convention errors. contained one to two English convention errors. Response contained no English convention errors.  
Response displayed inadequate skills to write at agraduate level. Student’s response displayed some writing skills at a graduate level. Student’s response was written to an adequate graduate level. Student’s response was written at somewhat a graduate level. Student’s response was written at graduate level.